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Frosted Blueberry Lemonade (Dairy-Free & Sugar-Free)

Enjoy this refreshing Frosted Blueberry Lemonade made with one full cup of blueberries! Easy and quick to make! It’s dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free! Trim Healthy Mama-E or FP

Frosted Blueberry Lemonade

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Frosted Blueberry Lemoade in a quart jar and metal straw.

I love mixing different fruit with lemon juice in my drinks! And this combination of blueberries and lemons goes together so wonderfully!

A cute little bowl of frozen blueberries

This yummy drink has a full serving of blueberries. I used frozen blueberries in this recipe, but fresh will work too.

Frosted Blueberry Lemonade with bowl of blueberries.

The collagen is optional, but using it will give you a good serving of protein and it has so many health benefits. My favorite brands of collagen are Custom Collagen and Integral Collagen.

I love to use reusable straws with my drinks, like these metal straws. I was looking at these metal straws too, I think the different sizes would be so handy.

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama, this recipe as written in an E (energizing). If you would like to make it an FP (fuel pull) lower the amount of blueberries in the recipe to 1/2 cup.

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Frosted Blueberry Lemonade

Frosted Blueberry Lemonade in a quart jar.
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender

Ingredients

1 cup almond or cashew milk, unsweetened
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon collagen
1/2 teaspoon Now Better Stevia or 2 “doonks” Trim Healthy Mama Stevia
2 pinches of Himalayan salt
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 teaspoon glucomannan (optional)
3 cups ice cubes (around one tray)

Instructions

Put milk, lemon juice, collagen, stevia, salt, and blueberries in blender and mix until blueberries are completely blended.
This next step is only if you are adding glucomannan which is optional. (It will make the drink more creamy) With the blender on low speed add the glucomannan and blend on low for 20 seconds or so until the glucomannan in incorporated.
Add ice cubes to the blender and mix until the ice cubes are completely blended.

Notes

If using frozen blueberries you may want to add a bit more milk or a few less ice cubes as it may get really thick.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 quart

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Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine

Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine with Strawberry Lemonade option. Enjoy this drink throughout the day. So good for you and helps you kick the soda habit! THM-Sipper

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This version of the Good Girl Moonshine adds in some lemon juice for a delightful, healthy lemonade. This is a sipper drink in that it can be sipped on throughout the day. I also have the Strawberry Lemonade version listed in the recipe, but this one should be drank in a shorter time period, due to the carbs in the strawberries. If you prefer to keep it a sipper drink, add a few whole strawberries to the drink to float around and flavor it.

  • Use raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother” like Bragg Organic ACV. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store. Since apple cider vinegar is rather tart, start off with the smaller amount and work your way up to get used to it.
  • If you aren’t sure if you like the taste of ginger, just put a few shakes of powdered ginger in your drink and then slowly adjust it over time to get up to a teaspoon of it in your drink.
  • When drinking apple cider vinegar throughout the day it’s best to use straws. It helps keep the acid from the ACV off of your teeth. Our favorite straws are these metal straws.  ACV can actually whiten your teeth, but should be rinsed off. You can read more about the health benefits of ACV here.
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Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine

Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine - MamaShire.com
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

For Strawberry Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine

  • All of the above
  • 2-3 small strawberries

Instructions

  1. Put the apple cider vinegar, ground ginger, lemon juice and stevia in a quart size ball jar and then add desired amount of ice and fill the jar with water. Stir and enjoy.
  2. This is a sipper drink that you can enjoy throughout the day.

Strawberry Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine

  1. Blend strawberries in blender with about 1 cup of water. Add to the above mixture. With the strawberries blended in the drink this adds a small amount of carbs and should not be sipped on throughout the day, but rather enjoyed in a smaller amount of time.
  2. Or just add in the whole strawberries and let them float around flavoring your drink. Super fun!

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Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine with Strawberry Lemonade option. Enjoy this GGMS sipper throughout the day. So good for you! Kick the soda habit! THM-Sipper

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Brussels Sprouts

Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Brussel Sprouts – Try this tasty and simple to make chicken stir fry with Brussels Sprouts Superfood Mix. Gluten-free, Soy-Free, Trim Healthy Mama-FP.

Easy Chicken Stir Fry - gluten-free, trim healthy mama

 

Easy Chicken Stir Fry - Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Trim Healthy Mama

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Power Blend Superfood

This stir fry is quick and easy to make especially when using a pre-packaged superfood mix! I used the above Power Blend Superfood Mix to make this stir fry a powerhouse of nutrition.

To make this stir fry gluten and soy free I used coconut aminos.

Coconut Amino Label Comparison

Coconut Aminos Label Comparison

There are two brands of coconut aminos that I have used and I wanted to show you their labels and compare prices so that you’ll be able to decide which brand would be best for you.

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama, this is an FP.

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry with Brussels Sprouts

Easy Chicken Stir Fry - Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Trim Healthy Mama
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 10 oz. Power Blend Superfood Mix*
1/2 cup mushrooms, frozen or fresh, sliced
1/4 cup coconut aminos**
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, add a bit more if  want more “heat”
salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat coconut oil in large skillet. Add chopped chicken and cook for five minutes, stirring frequently.

Add in vegetables, mushrooms, and seasonings. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Notes

*The Power Blend Superfood Mix that I used contained: Brussels sprouts, napa cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots, and kale.

**If you are following Trim Healthy Mama you can use up to a 1/2 cup of coconut aminos before this turns from an FP to an E meal.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup

 

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Frosted Lemonade – Dairy Free, Sugar Free

Creamy and refreshing dairy-free, sugar-free mock Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade. Makes 1-quart serving or smaller servings to share. Trim Healthy Mamas (FP)

Delicious Mock Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade with extra lemons.

 

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Recently our family stopped at a Chick-Fil-A and we were given a free Frosted Lemonade because they had accidentally made an extra one. Funny thing was we couldn’t eat it because of –you guessed it– the dairy. So, when I came across a copycat recipe on Pinterest, I decided to make one that’s dairy and sugar-free.

I have no idea how close it is to the original, but I think it’s yummy, creamy and refreshing! I love using metal straws with my drinks – it makes the drinks feel extra special!

If you aren’t used to using glucomannan, it is a healthy starch that is very low carb and adds a thickening, light creamy texture to the shake. I haven’t seen it in stores yet, but you can find it at Amazon. You can make the shake without it, but you’ll lose a little of the creamy effect and since we’re doing this dairy free we need all the creaminess we can get. I have read where xanthan gum could be used as a substitute, but I haven’t tried that personally.

The collagen is optional, but using it will give you a good serving of protein and it has so many health benefits. My favorite brands of collagen are Custom Collagen and Integral Collagen.

Trim Healthy Mamas this drink is an FP.

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Frosted Lemonade

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  • Author: MamaShire
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put lemon juice, almond milk, collagen, stevia, salt, and vanilla in blender. Turn on low for just a few seconds to mix. While blender is on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Blend on low for 30 seconds and turn off. Add in ice cubes and blend on high until ice cubes have been completely blended.

Notes

The baobab powder is completely optional. It’s a superfruit and will add nutritional value. It does have a citrusy flavor so it goes along with this drink really well. You may want to add just a bit more sweetener if you add it as I find it is a tiny bit bitter.

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Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine

Delightfully refreshing Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine. Easy to make and so good for you! THM All-Day Sipper, Sugar-free, Low-carb.

Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine

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Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine with tea boxes.

I love trying different combinations of flavors together and when I tried these two tea flavors together in my Good Girl Moonshine I was hooked. It’s a delightful combination that I think you’ll really enjoy!

Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine

Not only is this drink delicious, it’s an all-day sipper!  All-day sippers are drinks that don’t have any fuel that your body would need to burn or store. No fat, no carbs, no protein. Just refreshing goodness and good for you ingredients that you can sip throughout the day!

Using special straws always make a drink feel even more special. I especially like using metal straws and I love that I don’t ever run out of straws!

Trim Healthy Mamas this is an FP all-day sipper.

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Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine

Peach Blueberry Good Girl Moonshine
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 Peach Passion tea bag (Celestial Seasonings)
  • 1 True Blueberry tea bag (Celestial Seasonings)
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Now Better Stevia or a couple of “donks” of THM Stevia Extract
  • 2 pinches of ginger, add additional amount to suite your taste
  • ice and more water
  • Author: MamaShire

Ingredients

Steep tea bags in 1 cup of hot water in quart jar for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bags and add apple cider vinegar, stevia, and ginger. Give it a good stir and then add ice and water to fill jar.

 

 

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Air-Fried Kale Chips

Easy to make Air-Fried Kale Chips. Using an air-fryer makes this so quick and fuss free! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, Keto, Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull.

Air-Fried Kale Chips in a serving bowl.

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Air-Fried Kale Chips ingredients - avocado oil in a spritzer, nutritional yeast, kale, Himalayan salt, and an air-fryer.

All you need are just a few ingredients and an Air Fryer to make these crunchy, delicious kale chips. These kale chips have just three ingredients added to the kale for a delicious flavor – nutritional yeast, Himalayan salt, and avocado oil. I put the avocado oil in my EVO Sprayer to spritz the oil onto the kale, it’s simple and easy to use!

Kale chips before they are air-fried.

Use your hands and gently massage the oil and spices onto the kale pieces. Your hands will get a bit messy, but they’ll clean up easy, so don’t get too bothered by getting oil on them.

Kale chips in an air-fryer.

Place half of the kale into the basket of the fryer. Your air fryer should have a wire rack that fits inside the basket, place that on top of the kale. As the kale cooks it will get lighter and want to swirl around a bit inside your fryer’s basket. The wire rack will keep them in place.

Air-Fried kale chips in a bowl.

After just 5 minutes at 350° the kale chips ready and delicious!

Air-fried kale chips that are gluten-free and dairy-free.

Trim Healthy Mama’s these kale chips are an Fuel Pull.

 

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Air-Fried Kale Chips

Air-Fried Kale Chips

Quick and easy to make kale chips in an air fryer.

  • Author: MamaShire

Ingredients

1 bunch kale
avocado oil or olive oil in a spritzer
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Instructions

Rinse kale and dry it with paper towels or flour sack towel. I like to use kitchen shears to cut off the stem, but a knife will work too. Tear leaves into pieces around 3 inches long and in width. They will shrink as they cook so be sure to have a nice size to begin with.

Place in large bowl and spritz with oil about 10-12 times. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and salt. Then use your hands to mix it up and massage in the oil and seasoning. Your hands will get messy, but that’s okay just wash them and you’re good to go.

Place half of the kale into the basket of your air fryer. Your air fryer should have come with a wire rack that fits inside the basket. Place that over the kale. This will keep it from blowing around as it becomes dry and lightweight.

Cook it at 350° for 5 minutes. Remove from air-fryer and place in a serving bowl. Repeat with second half of kale.

Enjoy! Make some more tomorrow.

Notes

If there are any pieces that you think are not crisp enough you can put those pieces back in and cook for one more minute. But keep in mind they will cook quick and could get a little burned, so keep an eye on them.

You can experiment with different spices to get make your favorite flavor. I sometimes add just a pinch of cayenne.

 

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Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl. A sweet and delicious take on a P. F. Chang’s favorite. Gluten-free, Low-carb, Sugar-free, THM-FP

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

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Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP, skillet dinner

This is my take on P. F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef. They prepare theirs with steak strips and I wondered if we could get the same yummy taste using ground beef. Knowing how easy egg roll in a bowl is to make I decided to combine these two dishes and it turned out amazing.

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

The atmosphere and the food of P. F. Chang’s is so wonderful and to be able to recreate this taste at home and inexpensively is a win for me!

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

I decided to use a 16 oz. bag of coleslaw to make this dish even quicker. If you prefer to shred the cabbage yourself you would need about 5 cups and also 1 shredded carrot.

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

Of course you can use chop sticks to make this dish more fun to eat like my family does, but I can’t seem to get the hang of them so I’ll keep with my fork.

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl. A sweet and delicious take on a P. F. Chang's favorite. Gluten-free, Low-carb, Sugar-free, THM-FP

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

The glucomannan powder in this recipe is a carb-free thickener that can be used as a replacement for cornstarch. This powder is made from the konjac root and it doesn’t take much to achieve it’s thickening power. It’s mixed with the sweetener and ginger to make sure it spreads out nicely as it can clump up if you just drop it into a recipe. I use it in my dairy-free smoothies to get a creamy texture.

Trim Healthy Mamas this recipe is an FP. You can serve this with brown rice and make this meal an E. Keep your portion to 1/4 of the recipe or less to keep it an FP or E.

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Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl

Mongolian Beef Egg Roll in a Bowl - Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-FP

Quick and easy to make. THM-FP, E, or S.

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

Instructions

In a large skillet brown the ground beef. Drain off fat and rinse ground beef with hot water to quickly drain off any extra fat. Place ground beef back in skillet and begin reheating on medium heat.

Stir in the sliced green onions and garlic. Carefully pour in the coconut aminos and water and stir to mix.

In a small bowl mix together the erythritol, glucomannan, and ginger. Then add to the skillet.

Drizzle in the blackstrap molasses.

Add in the package of coleslaw. Stir to combine. Cover and let cook over medium heat for ten minutes stirring occasionally.

Notes

Trim Healthy Mamas, this recipe can be used as is, as an FP. And that would be one serving which is 1/4 of the entire dish.

It’s what you serve with it that will change it to an E or an S.

Serve it with brown rice and the rice will give it the good carbs to make it an E.

Serve it with other foods that are in the S category and it will be an S. You won’t need to rinse the beef if you are wanting it to be an S.

If you prefer you can use 5 cups shredded cabbage and 1 shredded carrot in place of the coleslaw.

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Air-Fried Asparagus

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Air-Fried Asparagus - Quick and easy asparagus! THM-FP and as always Gluten-free and Dairy-free!

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Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

These tasty asparagus spears are so simple to make. I’ve made these in the oven before, but using the Air Fryer makes it even quicker and easier. There is no need to preheat the oven, it doesn’t heat up the kitchen like an oven does, and one of my favorite reasons to use the air fryer is the ease of clean-up. The inside basket and base basket are light weight and a breeze to clean.

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

Lightly spritz the asparagus with avocado oil or olive oil using an oil spritzer like this Evo Oil Sprayer. I bought this set of two when I bought the air-fryer and I really like how easy they are to use. (As of today, June 26, there is a coupon for $4 off the set on Amazon when you purchase, just be sure to click the coupon to apply it to your order. )

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

You could also cut your asparagus up into smaller lengths, but I really like how dramatic they look long. Ha.

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

This recipe makes it easy for me to get more vegetables in my diet. I made the green beans and sausage recipe in my Instant Pot while the asparagus was cooking in my Air Fryer and it was all so easy and the kitchen didn’t get hot at all.

Trim Healthy Mamas this Air-Fried Asparagus recipe is a THM-FP.

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Air-Fried Asparagus

Air Fried Asparagus - Low Carb, THM-FP

Quick and easy Air-Fried Asparagus. Just a few minutes and you can have a tasty side of asparagus with little effort and easy cleanup. Low-carb, THM-FP

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Sides

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus, with bottom 2 inches trimmed off
  • Avocado or Olive Oil in an oil mister or sprayer
  • Himalayan salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place trimmed asparagus spears in the air-fryer basket. Spritz spears lightly with oil, then sprinkle with salt and a tiny bit of black pepper.
  2. Place basket inside air-fryer and bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

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How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Step by step pictures and instructions on how to cut and cook a spaghetti squash in the oven and in the Instant Pot. Easy to make ahead for quick dinners. It’s the perfect gluten-free low-carb solution to enjoying pasta dishes.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

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I remember the first time I tried a spaghetti squash I was perplexed at how hard it was and really didn’t know how to cut it open. So I pulled out my big butcher knife and called my husband into the kitchen and asked him to take care of it. He did and then I baked it up and we had the first of many wonderful meals featuring spaghetti squash.

As time went on I realized I needed to be able to cut that hard spaghetti squash myself and so I searched for the best way to cut one and this method is now my go to way to cut it open. It’s actually super easy and we never really needed that big ole’ knife after all.

Supplies needed:

A small paring knife (I love and use this one daily)
Cutting board
Large spoon and bowl for the seeds
Cooking spray (I use these spray bottles to spray my oil)
Baking pan for baking in the oven or use an Instant Pot

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Hold onto one end of the spaghetti squash, keeping your fingers far from the cutting area.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Take the paring knife and insert just the tip. Do not push the knife in very far as it will get stuck from the pressure of the shell. So put just the tip in and then pull up and make another little cut.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Make your way all the way around the spaghetti squash until you connect with your first cut.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

You may need to go around the squash with your paring knife one more time making the cut just a little bit deeper. This will not take hardly any time at all to do.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Then pull it apart.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

There it is all cut and ready to go.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. I also use my knife to clean up the stringy seeded area a little more thorough.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Ready to cook.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

When I bake them I like to spritz the squash with some avocado or olive oil, you could also use a coconut cooking spray. It’s not necessary to spritz them if you will be cooking them in the Instant Pot.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Give a good sprinkle of salt.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Place open cut side down in baking pan.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

I often make two or three spaghetti squash at a time and keep the cooked spaghetti strands in my refrigerator for a quick meal. It also freezes well, so I may put half of it in a freezer bag and freeze for another day.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

I bake it in the oven at 350° for 60 to 70 minutes until nice and fork tender. I like to have my spaghetti squash soft so if you would prefer to have a crunchy bite just bake it for a little less.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Let it cool and then using a fork pull out the long strands of spaghetti.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Keep pulling out the spaghetti strands.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

This part amazes me everytime! All these strands of squash come right out looking like spaghetti.

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

Two spaghetti squash will make about 8 cups of cooked squash.

I use spaghetti squash in any recipe that calls for pasta. It’s the perfect gluten-free low-carb solution to enjoying pasta dishes.

Nutrtional value: 1 cup has 42 calories, 0 fat, 10 grams of carbs, 2 grams dietary fiber, 1 gram protein.

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How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

How to Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Category: THM FP

Ingredients

  • spaghetti squash

Instructions

  1. Using a paring knife, cut around the middle of the squash making very small cuts with a paring knife. Continue cutting around the middle until you reach your original cut. Go back over the cutting line with your paring knife making your cuts a little deeper. Go all the way around again. The squash should come apart. Scoop out seeds.

Baking in oven for one or more spaghetti squash

  1. Spritz the cut side of the spaghetti squash with avocado, olive, or coconut oil. Sprinkle with salt and place cut side down in baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes until fork tender.
  3. Allow the squash to cool before removing the strands of spaghetti with a fork.

Cooking in Instant Pot for one spaghetti squash

  1. Place the rack in the bottom of the pot and add 1 cup water. Place the two halves of the squash in the pot. You may need to place on up and one down to fit. Close lid and make sure steam vent is closed.
  2. Press Manual mode and set at 10 minutes for pressure.
  3. When pressure is finished and it switches to warm mode (with the L for low in front of the numbers) turn it off and carefully open the steam vent.
  4. When all the pressure is released you can open the pot and remove the squash.
  5. Allow the squash to cool before removing the strands of spaghetti with a fork.

 

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Frosted Raspberry Lemonade

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade is perfect for a light and refreshing treat. It’s THM-FP, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Sugar-free!

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade - Delicious and refreshing! Dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free! THM-FP

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I started making frosty drinks when I first started following Trim Healthy Mama a few years ago. Never to leave a recipe alone, I started dabbling around with different flavor combinations and I was hooked. These drinks are so refreshing and so good for you.

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade - Delicious and refreshing! Dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free! THM-FP

I’ve been creating several different flavors and whichever one I’m drinking is my favorite. I’ve included a list at the bottom of the post with some of my other drinks.

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade - Delicious and refreshing! Dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free! THM-FP

A few years ago some dear friends gave us some of their extra red raspberry bushes. At the time I wasn’t thrilled about the idea because I had grown up enjoying my grandmother’s black raspberry pie that she made from the wild black raspberry bushes that were in our woods. I thought they were the only “good” raspberry. While I still think black raspberries are amazing, I have come to appreciate these red beauties more and more. They’re incredibly low in carbs like most all berries, and they’re so healthy for you.

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade - Delicious and refreshing! Dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free! THM-FP

This recipe makes one-quart serving, but if it’s too big you can share half of it with a loved one. If you decide to divide the recipe and share it, I suggest you double the amount of collagen so that there is a good serving of collagen in both drinks.

For you Trim Healthy Mamas, this Frosted Raspberry Lemonade is an FP and is best enjoyed within the first 30-45 minutes of making.

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Frosted Raspberry Lemonade

Frosted Raspberry Lemonade - Delicious and refreshing! Dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free! THM-FP
  • Author: MamaShire
  • Yield: 1-quart
  • Category: Drinks

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup almond or cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon collagen peptides
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Now Better Stevia or 2 “doonks of THM Stevia
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 3 cups ice cubes (around one full tray)

Instructions

  1. Put almond milk, lemon juice, collagen, vanilla extract, stevia, sea salt, and vanilla in blender. Turn on low for just a few seconds to mix. While blender is on low, slowly add in glucomannan. Blend on low for 30 seconds and turn off. Add in raspberries and ice cubes, blend on high until completely blended.

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