Cold Brew Coffee. Sounds gross eh? We’re talking about it over on HOMEschool Fellowship and one of the ladies posted a link so I thought I’d try it. Here’s what I did:

Cold Brew Coffee

Coarsely grind about 1/3 cup organic coffee beans and put it in a jar with about 1.5 cups of water

Stir and cap and leave for about 12 hours or so. This makes a concentrate, and from here you can make coffee milkshakes, cappuccino and other things. We’ve just had some, and it is nice! It isn’t bitter or acidic.

Butter Blend

And I’ve been whipping butter. We use real butter (500grams) and I let it get to room temperature. I put it in the blender along with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 4 tablespoons of either flaxseed oil or coconut oil. Then, I blend it and put it in a container, ready for use. Not only is this healthy, but it seems to stretch the butter out and make it last longer!

Favourite Fruit Brekky

1 Banana (sliced)
1 Gala Apple (Diced)
2 tablespoons Organic Oats
2 tablespoons Organic Raisins
2 tablespoons pecans OR walnuts
1 teaspoon Organic Honey
Mix above ingredients together and drizzle honey on top. ENJOY!

Banana Pecan Bread

1 1/2 C. bread or plain flour
2/3 C. Sugar
1 t. Baking Powder
1/2 t. Salt
1/3 C. Olive oil or pure butter
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 C. dairy sour cream
1 t. Vanilla

When beep sounds, add:

2/3 C. Mashed ripe banana
1/3 C. finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Put everything in pan except bananas & nuts. Use “cake” setting. When machine beeps after about 5 minutes, add banana and nuts. Press “start” again. The “complete” light will flash when bread is done. (check on it often after it bakes for 40 minutes.)

Garden Salad

1/2 head red leaf lettuce, torn
1/2 head Romaine lettuce, torn
1/8 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2avocado, thinly sliced
1 Roma tomato, in wedges
2 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Toss all ingredients. Serve immediately. Makes 1 serving

Bliss Balls

1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup almonds
1/3 cup dates
3-5 tbs. carob powder/pure cocoa
Pinch of nutmeg and/or cinnamon
Small pinch of sea salt

Put the sunflower seeds and almonds in the vitamix to make them into a flour or powder. Then, mix them with the rest of the ingredients.
Get about 1-2 tbs. of the mixture and shape it into a nice round ball. At this point you may roll it in sesame seeds, coconut flakes, or carob powder. Continue this process until all of the mixture is gone. Put the bliss balls into the freezer until ready to eat. Source of protein and keep hungry little bellies happy.