This recipe is fits perfectly into a low glycemic lifestyle/diet and tastes so great your whole family will enjoy it along with you! The serving information below is based on this recipe divided into 12 servings.
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With just a few inexpensive ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen you can mix up healthy versions of all those toxic cleaners you'd otherwise waste your hard earned money on. It's time to clean not contaminate!
To be totally upfront, I took these recipes straight out of one of my "go-to" books for keeping a Healthy Home, the New York Times Best Selling book, The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers by Dave Wentz & Myron Wentz, PH.D.
DIY Green Cleaner #1
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER: One Quart of warm water + 4 Tbsps Baking Soda + 1 Tsp white vinegar
DIY Green Cleaner # 2
CARPET STAIN REMOVER: Baking Soda + water OR Club Soda
DIY Green Cleaner #3
WINDOW CLEANER: 3 Cups water + 1/4 cup White vinegar + 1 1/2 Tbsps Lemon Juice
DIY Green Cleaner #4
WOOD POLISH: Refrigerate two parts Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil + 1 part Lemon Juice
DIY Green Cleaner #5
DRAIN CLEANER: Combine 1/2 Cup Baking Soda + 1/2 Cup White Vinegar. Pour Mixture down the drain to dissolve blockages casued by food particles, soap and grease.
DIY Green Cleaner #6
STAINLESS STEAL POLISHER: Use Baking Soda and a soft sided sponge. Toothpaste works also. Hey maybe you have found a new use for your Fluoridated toothpaste ;)
DIY Green Cleaner #7
HEAVY DUTY CLEANER (for large jobs): Add 1 Tsp Baking Soda + 2 Tsps of Liquid Soap to 1 Gallon of hot water. If it's particularly stubborn, add 1 to 2 Tbsps of Borax
DIY Green Cleaner #8
DISINFETANT SPRAY (also works on mildew): Combine 2 cups water. 1/4 cup tea tree oil, 1/4 cup lavender oil. Use as a spray & let dry.
Do you have a green cleaning recipe that works amazing and you simply can't do without? Drop it in the comments below, I'd love to try it out!
I have a lot of fun creating new smoothie recipes and my "Morning Matcha Green Chia Smoothie" has become one of my all time favs! It gives me that extra boost of healthy caffeine while also satiating me throughout the morning.
The Foundation of a Perfect Smoothie recipe:
I always start with 6 large ice cubes in my magic bullet cup and add just enough filtered water to cover the ice cubes. It all depends on your preferences, but I like my smoothies thick like a Wendy's frosty so I don't add a lot of liquid. I then add 2 scoops of MySmart Shake Whey Protein base made by USANA. Their Protein Bases come in Plant, Whey and Soy options. They have clean ingredients, no added sugars, are gluten free, low glycemic and Keto friendly and Paleo friendly. USANA MySmart Shakes also supply a healthy ratio of fat from coconut oil, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, to help meet your daily macronutrient needs.
After the Smoothie Foundation it's all about Customization!
You can add things like frozen fruit, spinach, dark chocolate and peanut butter, hemp hearts ...the list is endless. USANA has some delicious flavour optimizers in their MySmart Shake line as well as a high quality protein booster for people who want more than the 18 grams per serving the base provides PLUS a fiber booster that provides and extra 12 grams of fibre on top of the 8 grams per serving of each protein base.
Morning Matcha Green Chia Smoothie Recipe:
Give it a try or personalize it as you please! Let me know in the comment below what you think of this recipe or share one of your personal favs!
A faith filled mom who doesn't have it all together but enjoys sharing wellness tidbits & life lessons she's learning in hopes of encouraging herself and others towards living life holistically well.