Split Pea, Red Lentil and Carrot Soup

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So delicious, and perfect for a cold, wet day.

-1 tbsp of coconut oil
-4-5 carrots, peeled + sliced
-3 onions, chopped
-4 cloves of garlic, minced
-2 tsp cumin (more or less to taste)
-2 tsp ginger (more or less to taste)
-1 tsp sea salt
-1 tsp ground pepper
-3/4 cup red lentils rinsed
-1/2 cup split yellow peas, rinsed

-Sautee onion, garlic and carrots in oil. Add cumin, ginger, salt and pepper. When onions are soft, add 10 cups of water, lentils and split peas. Bring mixture to boil stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, simmer until lentils , carrots and peas are tender. Transfer in batches to blender, or leave in pot and use a hand wizzer mixy thingy to blend. Keep blending until smooth.
Garnish with a dab greek yogurt mixed with coriander.

Healthy Tropical Frozen Yogourt

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2 Cups 2% Plain Greek Yogourt
2 Cups Fat Free Plain Greek Yogourt
1 1/2 cups of chopped pineapple
1 mango, cubed
4 tbsp. lemon zest
Natural sweetener of your choice (zylitol, stevia, etc)
*I keep a lemon in the freezer.. much easier to grate when it’s frozen.

-Blend all but the sweetener in a blender until smooth.
-Add sweetener to taste. When using fruit for frozen treats, make it a bit sweeter than you would normally enjoy it as fruit tends to loose it’s sweetness when frozen.
-Pour mixture into an ice cream maker (I used a Cuisinart 2 quart machine)
-Churn for 30 minutes.

So good, healthy, and the kids loved this no-sugar added treat!

Jayne’s Simple Morning Oatmeal

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Jayne’s Simple Morning Oatmeal:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup oatmeal (5 minute oats)
Organic Maple Syrup to taste

1. Combine milk and water in a small pot over medium heat.
2. Slowly add oats while stirring.
3. Cook mixture for 3 minutes or until desired consistancy.
4. Transfer to bowl.
5. Add maple syrup to sweeten.