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Drunk In Love!

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This week’s blog is dedicated to the throwbackyou know, our favorite hashtag, #TBT. One of my good friends has a super cool blog dedicated to all things old fashioned, in other words, the throwback. Last week he talked about throwback eats and classic comfort foods. He threw me off with the pork chops and applesauce, but I digress. His post made me reflect back to my childhood and all of the yummy eats (and drinks) that I had the privilege of devouring.

Growing up, I was a very picky eater and the things I enjoyed were very odd. Among my favorites were 25 cent cartons of Jungle Juicelemonade flavor of courseor anything that I could afford to buy in multiples at the bodega for under $1.00. Don’t judge me, times were hard in the ’80s. Nothing compared however to my all-time favorite, Coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. On a good week, my mom would buy me a 6-pack of both coconut and strawberry—ah, the good ole days! Those days are long gone and so are the makings of Coconut flavored Yoo-Hoo. Moment of silence please for all of the flavored milks that are no longer with us!

Note: Two thumbs down to the Yoo-Hoo folks who decided it was a good idea to leave coconut out of the official Yoo-Hoo history & storyline. Never fail though, I found this cool 15-second video memorial for #TBT fans.

Recently, I was making my own milk and thought to myself: Self, I wonder what would happen if I tried to flavor this myself. Not only would it be healthier than the good ole 80’s concoctions of yesteryearthe possibility that it might not taste half bad spurred me to action. Yes, folks, I made fruit-flavored milk and it was epic! Granted it’s no Coconut Yoo-Hoo, but it’ll do for nowthat is, until this petition to bring the original back to shelves is passed through Congress.

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Ingredients:

  • Cashews
  • Dates (pitted)
  • Filtered water
  • Coconut butter
  • Organic Strawberries (or whatever berry you prefer, I used blueberry in the jar on the right)

Are you interested in helping to revive the 8th wonder of the world? Sign the petition!

 

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Cinnamon Apple Scones

So I found out the other day from one of my Instagram followers (@juicingtips) that I have what is called a masticating juicer. This means that the slow auger, is a like a large drill bit or screw. As it turns, it crushes the fruits and produce and squeezes them against the outside wall of the juicer. Often the filter or screen is in the side of the wall and this forces the juice out. Since it does it slowly, it does not heat up the juice. This keeps the enzymes and nutrients at a temperature that they can survive at thus giving you the benefits of drinking them.

The downside is that I have a lot of leftover pulp that usually goes in the trash. I found a recipe from the civilizedcaveman site that allowed me to use the pulp from the apple juice I made yesterday.

These are Paleo Cinnamon Apple Scones that I plan to have as a snack each day this week (1 triangle section per day). The recipe can be found on his site (linked above).

Like I said, I used juicing pulp instead of the “minced apples” in his recipe.

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Before (going in the oven) product.

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Final product. They Came out GREAT! Side Note: if you are a lover of sweets, you may need to up the ante on the amount of honey you use or add sweeter fruits (i.e. bananas) but remember these arent generally super sweet. They are scones not brownies. LOL

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BONUS: Red Delicious Apples I used for the recipe and the resulting juice I had left over. The non-processed, perservative free juice Makes for a great addition to breakfast!

 

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Food, Juicing

 

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