Monthly Archives: June 2020

112Β° Heat Index, Health, and Breakfast

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Breakfast is Served

It’s Stinkin Winkin Hot! 112Β° And everything is Melty Hot, Sahara Dust Cloud overhead and it’s just down right Blah! Our Home was built in 1961, so I have every Ceiling Fan, Floor Fan going to move the air and try to keep it cool.

An Ice Cold Fruit Breakfast Smoothie is Perfect! I am choosing daily to eat as healthy as I can. Heart Health in every aspect. What keeps the body Healthy, Immune System. Since my emergency Heart Surgery in 2015, I have researched, (We are in a time that Information is at our fingertips, so I use it, daily). Everything in Moderation, Fresh Is Best, Unprocessed Is The Tops!

Ok, ok…MawMaw will move the subject along…😊

The Main Items are: Bananas (are Loaded w/Potassium Good For Heart Health and Blood Pressure~~WebMD), Strawberries (Protect your Heart by increasing the good cholesterol (HDL),help lower Blood Pressure, Fight Cancer, high levels of antioxidants named polyphenols~~NDTVFood), Blueberries (Antioxidant Superfood, Phytoflavinoids, High in Potassium and Vitamin C, Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer, Anti-inflammatory~~WebMD). I go to The Local Produce Stand/Market and try to catch these Items on sale. I simply bring them home, clean, and freeze them in a gallon ziploc bag in a single layer.

Next is Knudson or Lakewood Coconut/Pineapple Juice. (In Todays times it is hard to find just Coconut Milk Blend, or combination of the 2, sometimes all I can find is the pineapple). Pineapple Juice is rich in antioxidants, helps protect the body from damage and disease, it contains Bromelain,a group of enzymes that may reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and boost Immunity~~Healthline. Coconut Milk Lowers cholesterol, Aids in Weight loss, packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus~~Medical News Today and NDTV food

Then there is 5.3 oz. Greek Vanilla Yogurt. Is an excellent source of calcium, which can help improve bone health. It also contains probiotics, which support a healthy bacterial balance in the gut~~Medical News Today

The Ingredients 😁
What a Super Line up πŸ˜‰

Now comes the add ins, Ground Flaxseed rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA, lignans and fiber, all of which have been shown to have many potential health benefits. They can be used to improve digestive health, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and may benefit people with diabetes~~Healthline

Chia Seeds Omega3, source of fiber, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. These seeds are loaded with goodness, an article link to the benefits of these super seeds.https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds

Ground Oats, ya know the Whole Oats, not the instant Oats. Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease~~Healthline. I use Bob’s Red Mill Whole Oats and Blenderize them into a flour. 😁

Whey Protein Powder, no flavor, just plain. The Benefits of Whey Protein Powder…well here is another link to explain https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-health-benefits-of-whey-protein. You can add to pancake mix, and no one knows the goodness is there.( I Love https://www.bobsredmill.com/ I use many of their Products).

Are We There Yet? Yes we are! In a Blender, Ninja, whateva ya got to swirl this up… add half a Frozen banana, 2-3 Frozen Strawberries, ΒΌ-β…“ Frozen Blueberries, then add One 5.3 oz Greek Vanilla or Plain (Or any flavor that makes you smile) Shake your Juice Bottle and fill up empty yogurt cup and add to blender. 1 Tablespoon (TBsp)each Chia, Ground Flaxseed, Ground Oats, add ΒΌ cup Whey Protein, swirl away until blended, throw a straw in it and slurp away! All that goodness and my grandbabies thinks it’s a smoothie treat, Ayep it’s that good!πŸ˜‰

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Roadie Meal Prep

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Roadie the Rescue Pup
Protector of Sleeping Grandkids

Today was Meal Prep Roadie Food for the next 20 days.

Memories of when I was a young girl on my Great Aunts Farm. It was a sprawling 3000 acres. They had Bulls, Cows, Sheep, Goats and Chickens. Also Gardens, Rows and Rows of Beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes, corn … well you get the idea. They had 4-6 dogs on property for herding, hunting and companionship. I remember my great cousin going for hikes and coming back with Possums, or gophers, or raccoons to make a weeks worth of dog food. My Great Aunt would put all kinds of leftovers in the pot, make a gravy, toss in leftover crumbled bread, biscuits, cornbread. Before Winter she would load them up on fat from chicken skins and meats she cooked through the week. So they could fatten up and stay warm for the winter.

Waiting for the next car,
mailman, leaf…Any movement. Ears on High Alert

Well, I don’t go to that degree for my rescue pup. But I do make him Breakfast food to aid in Healthy skin and fur, and the Scoots (anal sac build up). Roadie has his issues, Terrified of Rain, Thunder, Lightening and Fireworks. He loves the Sunlight beaming in a window, playing with his shadow, all the while with a tennis ball in his mouth. We are His Pets, he protects us from every car that drives past, the squirrels, birds and lizards in the back yard. The Black 2 ft grass snake that lives under the walkway to the utility room. Every leaf that falls in the yard and the Mailman…Ayep, Roadies has his own world in which he lives. Him a Happy Rescue Pup. ( he’s about 12 now).

The Roadie Food Prep

This is Basic Recipe to suit the needs of our Roadie. 1lb Ground Turkey crumbled and cooked with Olive Oil (good for skin and fur) then 2 cups Brown Rice sauted to brown for a couple of minutes. Add 1 cup Peas (I use frozen), 1 cup diced Carrot, 1 small to medium peeled and diced Sweet Potatoe. Add 2 Cups water and simmer on warm for 20 minutes with lid on or more til water is absorbed.

I put into 1/2 Pint Jelly Canning jars. I make sure I pack them by hitting the bottom of jar into my open palm a few times. I leave about 1 inch headspace. After they have cooled enough I put them in freezer. I defrost in our Microwave for 6 minutes and give him half of a jar for breakfast. This usual makes 20 days of meals.

I do not put in Garlic, Onion or any type of seasonings. I read that a lot of these are poisonous to dogs.

He dances and high steps every morning for his breakfast. And yes that is a fresh baked Mandarin Angel Food Cake in the pic. It was baking as I prepared Roadies food. A simple Recipe for a light weight summer dessert. I thaw some Frozen Strawberries and Bluberries to serve on top of a slice. I was told this Recipe 11 years ago.( A Weight Watcher Recipe?) A Box of Angel food Cake Mix and a small can of Mandarin Orange Blended with a Blender. Add the 2 together and follow mixing instructions on box and baking instructions…no need for anything else. Easy Peasy. 😊

I’m giving you a link to Roadies favorite treat. It has Pumpkin, Peanut Butter and ahem…Bacon Grease… need I say More? πŸ˜‰

https://pinchofyum.com/homemade-dog-treats

Waving πŸ‘‹ Until next time. May your Today and all your Tomorrows be filled with Love, Laughter, Grace, and Peace .

155th Anniversary of Juneteenth

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In My Thoughts

Celebrate!

That this may be the Year of Breaking Free, Setting the Standard of what was established 155 years ago. It Began all those Years, Lives, Deaths ago and now I Pray a New Chapter of “Equality” takes place.

No more Oppression, Being Looked down upon, Made to always feel like one is never good enough. No more One Way Streets, Its a 4 Or More Lane Highway/Interstate of flow for ALL! No One is Superior than the other.

You are all Precious

When Our Father in Heaven looks upon us, we are all Equals. No One is held higher than another. We all have Purpose, a Function on this Earth. He Loves each and everyone of us for where we are and who we are.

Let us Rise Up, Celebrate Today and every Tomorrow for moving forward, where all “Human Being’s” ( Definition: a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power to articulate speech, and upright stance) are created equal. For there is only One Human Race (Definition: human beings in general; humankind)

There are no more excuses.

Grace and Peace be unto you All