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Low Carb Green Smoothie

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This to me is one of the best Green Smoothies I have tried, Its refreshing and really helps energize the body with a boost of Freshness.

As always I love to keep my ingredients Simple, and this one my friends is easy and quick. You can prepare the ingredients in a baggy so you don’t have to do them everyday, that i find is the easiest.

One of the main reason I like the Green Smoothie It REALLY REALLY helps for a quick refresh when your doing Low Carb. If I find myself in the “STALL”, I re boot. I don’t like doing the Total Cleansing routine, I just swap out a Meal or Two with a Green Smoothie and eat regular Low Carb Snacks and a God Healthy dinner. Then in 3 to 7 days on this routine, Im back in action again. Actually I have to Confess, I really like the Green Smoothie even if Im not in a Stall.

This recipe is for a Single Serving, if you need to do larger just Double 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy.

 

LETS GET STARTED!!

 

What you will need:

Small blender or whatever you have.

 

Your Ingredients 

1 Fresh Stalk of Celery Leaves on

1 Cup diced Zucchini or Cucumber (Peel on, Nutrients in those skins ).

1 Cup baby Spinach 

1 to 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (your preference I use 2 TBLS)

2 Tablespoons Protein Powder

4 ice cubes

1 Cup Water

NOTE: If your not a big fan of Celery omit and add 1/2 cup Kiwi or Avocado. 

 

Lets Blend!

First lets get our Smoothie Ingredients ready.

   1.Celery, Dice and LEAVE the Leaves, tons of good stuff in those Leaves.

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      2. Zucchini or Cucumber. (Skins ON).

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   3. Spinach (you don’t have to chop)

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   4. Lemon Juice (Fresh is best, I was out).

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   5. Protein Powder

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   6. Water and Ice put directly into Blender or save for last .

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I’m using a small personal blender I got at Walmart for 12 dollars, so don’t worry about those fancy ones for this 🙂

Lets pack it into our Blender and get ready to Enjoy!

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Blend for around 50 Seconds, or until well blended. Grab a Pretty cup and Garnish with a Celery stalk, Pretty!

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I hope you guys Enjoy 🙂 

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Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup

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I hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday! I know my family and I did. 2016 will be a wonderful year I just know it!

Last year this time I had know idea about Low Carb High Fat living and all the Health Benefits that can be achieved. 

                             Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup

 

Its getting chilly hear in the South this is a fantastic recipe to warm your soul, I found the original recipe on Peace, Love and Low Carb I tweaked alittle for my family’s taste. But I would like to thank Peace-Love and Low Carb for this recipe. 🙂

 

 

Ingredients

1 Crock Pot family Size (If you don’t have a Crock you can make on Stove top).

1 pack skinless Chicken Breast about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs 

2 Cups Chicken Stock lower sodium

1 Cup beef Stock lower sodium

14.5 can organic diced tomatoes 

2 Cups sliced Mushrooms

2 Cloves of chopped diced Garlic. (I had to use my backup minced, I was actually out of fresh 😦 oh no!)

1 Onion diced

1 Green Bell Pepper Chopped Diced

1 Orange Pepper Chopped Diced

1 Red Bell Pepper chopped Diced

4 Heaping Tablespoons of Fajita or Taco Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Garlic Salt

1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper

Salt to taste. If needed.

 

Lets Cook!

 

 

First lets Wash and Trim our Chicken Breast. Set Crock pot on 6 hr. low setting. Lets get our Vegis. washed and Diced. Place Chicken Breast in Crock pot and Cover with Diced Tomatoes.

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Now lets add the remaining ingredients.

 

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Your Crock pot should look like This :

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Put lid on and cook for about 5 hrs. then REMOVE chicken and Shred. Works better for me Removing Chicken but if you want you can do it in Crock.

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Return to Crock and Cook for an Additional Hour. 

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Serve with Pepper jack cheese and Cheddar…YUM!

I Really Hope You Guys Enjoy This Wonderful Heart Warming Dish. 

 

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Once again I would Love to thank : peaceloveandlowcarb.com

 

Happy Holidays!

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       I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

                                   from Low Carb Simple! 

Im going to be away for the next couple of weeks due to the Holidays, Family and Friends. I will be back next year with a New Look and New recipes.

I want everyone to have a Fantastic Holiday and stay STRONG. Those of you that have lost weight and are still loosing and those of you who are just begging. Food for the Holidays is all around us, but hopefully you guys have learned what to stay away from. Have that Holiday Cookie but just one! Have that wonderful Holiday Cocktail. I know I am EggNog Yum! Remember the Cakes and Pastries are the bad guys! 

I will see you guys in the New Year and I hope you stay well and remember!!

                                               SMILE! Santa Clause is Coming!!!

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Low Carb Foods

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Meat and Poultry

Any type or cut of meat is fine. For the best health, choose grass-fed or organic meats, avoiding antibiotic, pesticide and grain residues.

  • Chicken (whole or parts)
  • Beef steaks 
  • Bacon No Added  Sugar, Try to find the All Natural No Preservatives. 
  • Ham  No Sugar Cured, make your own Low Carb Glaze
  • Sausage (Try to stay All Natural, fresh processed Sausage can be loaded with Sugars)
  • Pork loin
  • Pork chops
  • Pork steaks
  • Pork or beef ribs
  • Beef or pork roasts
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey

Deli Meat

Good in a pinch and better than higher carb alternatives.

  • Cold cuts such as turkey breast and pastrami (Check for added sugars.)
  • Pepperoni sticks or slices
  • Salami and bologna
  • Prosciutto

Seafood

Any type of seafood is fine- except imitation crab meat. Make sure to check the labels if you’re buying any frozen varieties.

Omega 3 fat levels are higher in wild caught seafood.

  • Fresh or frozen, easy-to-peel shrimp
  • Fresh or frozen fish
  • Tuna in oil or water
  • Fresh or canned salmon
  • Fresh or frozen scallops
  • Crab

Dairy Products 

Do Not go for the LOW FAT, Full Fat is best.

  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Cheese (Hard cheeses such as cheddar and Parmesan.)
  • Cheese (Soft cheeses such Muenster and Farmer’s.)
  • Greek Yogurt (Choose plain, full fat and aim for less than 7 net carbs per serving.)

Low Carb Vegetables

Vegetables are a main event on any low carb foods list. Low carb veggies replace sugary side dishes and add incredible variety to meals.

  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce (Large leaves act as the “bread” for sandwiches.)
  • Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale
  • Onions and garlic (for flavorful cooking)
  • Sprouts for salads
  • Summer squash such as zucchini

Fruits

Fruits are an optional item on your low carb grocery list. They can be added once your weight and health are stable.

Some people can handle the sugar in fruit and still be healthy and slim, others can’t.

Not sure which fruits are low carb enough? Here are 43 low carb fruits with 1 to 10 net carbs per serving to enjoy.

  • Choose fresh, local fruit in season and stick to berries which are lower in sugar.
  • Eat fresh fruit with a fat (peanut butter, whipped cream, cheese). It slows the blood sugar spike.
  • Try avocados: A great snack with lemon juice or balsamic, or make guacamole for dipping low carb veggies.

Nuts and Seeds (I do Caution you Guys on The Nuts, they are great, but DO-NOT overdo!)

  • Nuts: Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, and especially macadamia nuts (Nuts last longer if you freeze them.)
  • Seeds: Sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds

Random Snacks

  • Pork rinds (Crushed, these are a good substitute for bread crumbs.)
  • Beef jerky or beef sticks

Please see more in  PANTRY

special thanks to: Low Carbe Diem for the Low Carb List.