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Hint of Green Superfoods Smoothie

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I like to start each day with a nourishing smoothie, and this one is typically my go-to because it takes less than 5 minutes to make and clean up!

The name of this smoothie is actually deceiving.  Even though the color has just a “hint of green,” the smoothie itself is filled with protein, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, pre and probiotics, and digestive enzymes.

See recipe for one serving size below.  If you are making for more than one person, just increase accordingly.  I usually double this when making (as seen in the picture) because my husband and I both love it!

Hint of Green Superfoods Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Half frozen organic banana
  • Large handful of organic spinach
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop of chocolate superfoods blend

Directions:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender (I LOVE my Vitamix).  Here’s a little tip: Start with the denser items, like the frozen banana.  Then, put the superfood blend in the middle so it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom (if you put it in first) or fly all over the sides of the blender (if you put it in last).
  • Blend well.
  • Clean up!
Overnight Oats Recipe

This is the BEST go-to recipe for a quick and easy breakfast.  It is nourishing, simple, and filling.  My mom, younger brother, and husband are all fans of this!

Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 1 pitted & chopped date
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • slivered almonds

Directions:

  • Combine oats, almond milk, vanilla extract, date, and chia seeds.  Mix until well blended.
  • Place in fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, top with slivered almonds!

Optional: To mix it up a bit, you can always top with various fruits, hemp seeds, or cinnamon!

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Fried Egg Avocado Toast

 

My mom and I walked to try a new spot around the corner on Saturday morning, but it wasn’t open when we got there–SAD!  We trekked back home and whipped up our own breakfast.  This meal is delicious and filling, with protein and healthy fats.  Perfect for a weekend brunch!

Ingredients:

  • Organic egg
  • 1/2 Organic avocado
  • 1/2 Homemade, whole wheat English muffin
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Ground red pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

(Above makes one serving.)

Step 1: Lightly coat pan with olive oil.  Fry egg(s).

Fry

Step 2: While egg is cooking, pit and cut the avocado.

Cut

Step 3: Toast English muffin, then drizzle with olive oil.  Next, mash the avocado into the muffin with the back of a fork.  Sprinkle a bit of salt, pepper, and ground red pepper on avocado.

Mash

Step 4: Top with egg, pepper, and slice.  Enjoy!

Slice

Blueberry Chocolate Superfoods Smoothie

Delicious morning smoothie, and it takes less than 5 minutes to make!

  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • handful of ice
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk (1/2-1 cup, based on your preference)
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan superfoods
  • 1 scoop power greens

Add ingredients to your blender.  Make sure to put the harder ingredients on the bottom (ice, frozen blueberries), and blend until creamy and frosty!

Voila!

Avocado Toast 101

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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with avocado toast.  It is such a simple, delicious, and satisfying thing to prepare for breakfast or lunch.  I used to have an aversion to avocados because they are hard to cut/slice, but they really do become easier to prepare the more you handle them.  Here are some quick tips to make the perfect avocado toast.

It all starts with the avocado. If you are going to eat the avocados right away, get them ripe.  If you aren’t going to use them until the end of the week, get ones that are less ripe.  Sometimes I’ll buy two super ripe ones to use right away and two under ripe ones to save for a few days down the line.  A ripe avocado is a darker green and soft to the touch.  However, don’t get them too soft/squishy–it means they may no longer be good!

Use good bread. I prefer to make mine with either Ezekiel bread or Ezekiel English muffins, which are sprouted grain breads.  Why are they good for you?  Sprouted grains make it easier to absorb minerals and digest your food.  Also, sprouting leads to increased vitamins B and C, as well as antioxidants, in the breads.

Use a fork.  After you peel the avocado, slice it with a knife into many pieces.  Then, when you put it on the bread, be sure to use the back of your fork to mash it down.  This makes all the difference!

Add flavor. I love to drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the toast before applying the avocado.  Then, once the avocado is on, there are so many options!  In addition to the standard pinch of salt and pepper, try paprika, ground cayenne red pepper, or crushed red pepper to heat things up!

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