10 foods that can substitute as cleaning supplies

Cleaning your house isn’t exactly fun, but you might be able to make it easier — or at least, more amusing — with one of these 10 foods substituting as cleaning supplies. You can save some money by not spending on expensive specialty products. Not to mention, you can avoid coming in contact with a ton of potentially harmful chemicals that store-bought brands typically contain. These tricks will help you keep more money in your wallet, and they support a healthier lifestyle. Who doesn’t want that? 1. Coca-Cola Coke isn’t just for sipping. The highly carbonated beverage contains phosphoric acid, citric acid, and carbonic acid — all which help it serve as a cleaning product substitute. Use it to take rust off of pots, remove, remove hard stains for inside the toilet bowl, restore shine to coins and jewelry, and get grease out of clothes. 2. Ketchup It’s might be…

Creamy apple crisp smoothie

The four pecks of apples in my house have me coming up with all kinds of uses for them. Canning, pies, cobblers. But whatever I do, it doesn’t seem to make a dent in the bushel. At least I’m getting some great recipes from my race against the clock with my apples’ expiration date. I usually prefer to juice my extra apples. They add the perfect sweetness to celery, ginger juice, among others. But I decided to try something new this year and add them to the blender for a smoothie. Made with farm fresh apples, tart Greek yogurt, old-fashioned oats, milk and cinnamon, this creamy concoction mimics the taste of apple cobbler without coming close in calorie count. And it’s is a much healthier start to your day than a dessert. Depending on how good your blender is, you may want to chop the almonds ahead of time. Also, leave the apple skin on. No one…