Fresh Fruit Smoothie
On the weight loss / gain rollercoaster (which I had been riding for many years), there is something to be said for calorie counting. However, math was never my best subject; and I rarely count calories. My sure-fire method for reducing caloric intake is eliminating table salt and table sugar. Then, I added a morning, noon, and evening power-size – a quick exercise (like a power nap is a short rest). Since commencing this food journal turned cookbook, I have lost over twenty pounds and am getting closer to my goal weight. I enjoy fruit flavors; and smoothie drinks are my favorite beverage. No recipe book of mine would be complete without a smoothie how-to.
Tupperware® Quick Chef® Pro System OR
Tupperware® Smooth Chopper (Item #1241) OR
Tupperware® Measuring cups (Item #708)
3 cups of water (purified, filtered, or if from the tap, use cold water)
2 cups of ice
1 peeled orange
1 crisp Apple
½ Teaspoon of dried raisins
½ Teaspoon of dried cranberries
½ Teaspoon of Cinnamon
¼ cup of banana slices
(for occasional added flavor with few extra calories (5), pour in ½ slim package of caffeine free drink mix, such as Hawaiian Punch.)
¼ cup of washed, mixed nuts (almonds, peanuts and Walnuts)
- Wash all fruits and nuts.
- Combine all ingredients in Quick Chef® Pro, Smooth Chopper, or blender and chop / blend.
Serve & Enjoy!
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MESSAGE IN THE MIX
Principles: 1) Ask God to pour out His anointing on you and help you to stir up His gifts within you. 2) Pour a cup of an all-natural, blended (well-stirred) beverage to fill you up with healthy goodness.
Devotional Reading: II Timothy 1:1-36
Memory Verse: “II Timothy 1:6 – “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.”
Sharing Is Caring: Share today’s devotional, memory verse and your fresh fruit smoothie with a friend.
II Timothy 1:1-36
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: 17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. 18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
Explain that when we work in God’s vineyard, our spiritual vitamins are depleted as virtue flows out from us. We must get a refill by going to God in prayer and doing things that replenish us in the Holy Spirit. Having an empty spiritual cup is a dangerous state to be in. We should fill up on God’s word and truth as soon as possible, reminding ourselves of His purpose for our lives. Blending a smoothie is stirring up the ingredients for a better taste.
When we stir up the gift of God within us, we make our witness more effective by blending in the power of God working within us. Remember to share today’s lesson with sitters, daycare professionals, teachers, etc.; Include or replace a meal with a vitamin-packed smoothie drink.
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