Avocado Honey Sweet

Whether it is Spring, Winter, Fall, or Summer, smoothies are for the soul as much as it is for the body:)

Here, Avacado, Honey, Banana and Cinnamon combine to pamper not only your taste buds, but your digestive, integumentary system-hair, nails, skin-, and even muscular system. Being good to you, is being great to you!

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The darker the banana, the sweeter and more nutritious!

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1.) start with about a cup of crushed ice into the blender and add 1 chopped banana along with a cup of almond milk.

2.) Add:

  • half an avocado
  • 1/2 TBS of Turkish honey
  • shake of cinnamon- no more than 1 tps.
  • Squeeze ┬áslice of fresh lemon

If there doesn’t seem to be enough milk, add a bit more but we want more fruit than milk.

BLEND!

 

 

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Top it off with a swirl of honey and another pinch of cinnamon to look pretty and WALLAH!

 

 

 

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The Continuous Supper

A virus is streaming through America. Not Zika, not Ebola, but Hunger; a vague word for a sensation that weakens our systems, decreases attentiveness, and BEWARE: snickers may not help! So far, studies have showed more than 4 million Americans face hunger. But how?

How not…

The debate about affordable college continues, unsettled. One thing Shannon McAvoy confirmed, “It is not just college that is expensive, it is the total cost of college including the cost of living.” McAvoy is a VISTA** volunteer who oversees the Norwalk Community College Food Pantry Program where students and volunteers come together to supply each other and families of the area with basic grocery necessities.

The walls are lined with fresh produce and preserved goods from sponsors like Costco, Whole Foods, and local individuals.  The fresh foods as well as canned, non-perishable items are then distributed through The Pantry, where it is only priced at be grateful.

 

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A small quarter size classroom is transformed into a meal haven where Shannon organizes the freshly dropped goods.
A student who receives financial aid may be covered with their school expenses, yet a perspective that is often overlooked is the cost of actually living. There is rent, transportation, and most importantly, food!

*According to Feeding America, in 2014, 46.7 million United States residents were living in poverty. However, in that same year, 48.1 million residents were living in food insecure households. The difference? A family may not be considered living in poverty but that doesn’t mean they have all the food necessities they may need to live a healthy, prosperous life. Choosing fast-food over freshly, cooked organics is now not only a result of personal choice, but a result of non-affordability for healthier options.

But I have an integrative belief that every disease can become re-eased. The cure: Awareness and action- two very powerful words when combined.

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Any goods that aren’t taken are brought to other organizations like Person-to-Person where the food distribution continues throughout the community
The NCC Food Pantry demonstrates just how valuable every member of a community is.  The food donor, the individuals working to make these distributions possible, and the well over 200 families that have been receiving this blessing.

We accept stress because we consider it to be “normal” even healthy to a certain degree, but what about peace of mind? With this program in place, families and students can worry less about trying to survive, and focus more on trying to thrive.

Thank you Norwalk Community College the Food Pantry, and to every individual who utilizes their existence.

For more information about The Food Pantry, what they do and how to help, contact: thepantry@norwalk.edu or call 203.857.7265.

 

*Feeding America is a national organization that feeds millions of Americans through their networking of food banks and distribution localities.

**VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America an organization created in 1965 to help combat poverty. Considered to be a branch of AmeriCorps