Why I Will No Longer be Blogging THM Recipes…

I know… It’s been a little quiet from my neck of the woods lately and I just thought I would take a moment to let you know why.

DSC_1362As you know, I have blogged about a few different topics, not the least of which has been recipes that fit in with The Trim Healthy Mama health and nutrition plan.  It has been so much fun for me to share with you things that I am loving to eat and apparently, you have loved some of them too…. Peanut Butter Whip anyone?

I want to assure you that I still love the THM plan and more than ever, am committed to this delicious and for many, life changing way of eating.

For over a year, now, I have been working with the Sisters over at THM on providing, what I hope, has been mouthwatering encouragement in the way of Food Photographs.  So I have to tell you that I am honored, humbled and to be honest, slightly giddy at the opportunity that they have given me to continue working with them behind the scenes on existing and up coming recipes and projects.  I get the amazing opportunity to try some of the new recipes they have coming out, since, in order to photograph the food, I first have to make it.  And after the pictures are done… My family gets to enjoy all that yummy food. There are some great new recipes that will be coming out in the months to come and I know that your family will love them too.

But, because of my Dream Job coming true and my commitment to them, I am turning my attention away from blogging recipes of my own….  Pearl and Serene have graciously encouraged me to share any of my new food ideas with them, however, and I am excited at the feedback they have given.  As I have gotten to know them better, I need you to know that they are as wonderful in real life as they are on the pages of their Best Selling Book and the pages of Facebook.

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I know that I am not a fanciful or gifted writer and sometimes I struggle to make the words on the page reflect the passion I feel in my heart.  But I will still occasionally be writing my heart about Faith and our Journey with Autism as well as photographic art.  And since, I have been wanting to branch out my skills into restaurant photography, I thought I might attempt a series on eating out with Trim Healthy Mama.

So, I just thought is was only fair to let you know of the direction I am heading in.  In case you are one who is “only here for the food”, I want you to know that I won’t be offended if you don’t stop by as much.  All of my existing recipes will stay right where they are so check back anytime you need one.

I have so enjoyed all of your companionship in the journey and wish you all A Cup Overflowing, Strength for Today and New Mercies Every Morning.

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As always, it is fun to chat over on my Facebook Page as I sometimes check in there most often.

Celer-Berry Smoothie (low carb, sugar free, THM-FP)

This snazzy little drink started out as a way to incorporate more celery into my daily menu.  I had been reading about the anti-inflammatory properties of this crunchy little veggie and found  lots of other great info on it’s wide range of benefits.  I don’t mind the taste of celery but if you, like my husband, can’t stand the taste of it, this is a great way of including it without even noticing.

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Unlike some of the thick, Icy Frappas that I love to make, this one is thinner and easier to drink down in a hurry.  It is a great breakfast on busy mornings and keeps me fueled for hours.  The basic recipe is low in fat and carbs but you can easily add some MCT or Coconut oil or a different kind of fruit to change it up a bit.

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Into a high powered blender add:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup water

1 stalk of Celery, washed 

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

3 to 4 frozen strawberries

1 scoop of unsweetened Protein Powder

4 Doonks THM pure stevia powder

1 tsp chia seeds

Blend on high for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.  Serves One.

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While this might not be a beautiful, frilly, fancy dessert, I actually make this more than any other recipe I have on this site.  I hope that you, too will try it and love it!

For THMamas, this recipe is a FP but can be adjusted to any fuel type.

Nutritional Info:  5 grams of Fat, 9 net carbs & 23 grams of Protein.

Enjoy!