Banana Chocolate Fig Green Smoothie

I found some black mission figs at the grocery store the other day and picked some up.  Unfortunately, I do not like the taste of fresh figs nearly as much as I thought that I would.  I’m not sure if it’s the quality of the figs that I bought, or just my palate, but IContinue reading “Banana Chocolate Fig Green Smoothie”

Vanilla Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 1/2-2 C spinach, packed 1-2 frozen bananas 1/2-2 C frozen raspberries 2 Medjool dates 2-4 Tbsp. hemp protein 1 Tbsp. chia seeds 1 C unsweetened vanilla flax milk Directions: Add all of the ingredients except the chia seeds to the blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into a glass when finished and topContinue reading “Vanilla Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie”

Peppermint Chocolate Raspberrry Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 1/2- 2 C spinach (packed down) 1 or 2 frozen bananas 1/2 C -1 C frozen raspberries 1/2-1 Tbsp. fresh peppermint 2 Medjool dates 2-4 Tbsp. hemp protein 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs 1 C unsweetened chocolate almond milk Directions: Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Green Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 1/2 C spinach 1 Tbsp. peppermint 1/4-1/2 C diced cucumber 1 apple, cored and diced 1/2 in. finger fresh ginger 1/8 in.-1/4 in. finger fresh turmeric 1 1/2 C water 5 ice cubes 1 1/2 tsp. honey (I used raw Acacia honey because it was on sale) 1 C frozen raspberries Directions: ForContinue reading “Green Raspberry Smoothie”

Raspberry Matcha Nicecream

I kept seeing pictures of nicecream (banana ice cream) on Instagram, so I figured that I better see what all of the hype was about, and oh, my, am I glad that I did!   Nicecream is a great way to have a sweet, cold treat and eat tasty fruit!  It’s definitely going to become oneContinue reading “Raspberry Matcha Nicecream”

Super Easy Italian Chicken Salad: Dinner for 4 Under $20

Mike and I had our friends over for dinner the other night, and I thought it’d be nice to share how easy it is to prepare a quality meal at home on the weekend for less than $25! When I went to the store, I had noticed that Italian chicken stuffed portabella’s were on saleContinue reading “Super Easy Italian Chicken Salad: Dinner for 4 Under $20”

Garlic Basil Hummus

Something that often deters me from cooking certain dishes is the initial investment that goes into purchasing the ingredients for it.  Hummus, for instance, is quite a bit cheaper to make on your own at home, but the initial investment of buying the tahini (which, when not on sale, costs around $7-8 for a jarContinue reading “Garlic Basil Hummus”

Mango Matcha Smoothie

It seems that all of my natural remedies for sinus pressure and congestion are working (see previous two blog posts), because when I woke up this morning, I had some of my taste back and even have more energy! To keep myself properly nourished while my immune system recovers, I added some extra fruit toContinue reading “Mango Matcha Smoothie”

Zingiberaceae (ginger family) Wellness Smoothie

I’m still feeling under the weather, but this zingiberaceae (ginger family, which includes ginger and turmeric, and is well known for reducing inflammation) smoothie that I put together this morning actually seems to be helping with the inflammation of my sinuses, along with the Olbas cough syrup that I picked up from Outpost yesterday [whichContinue reading “Zingiberaceae (ginger family) Wellness Smoothie”

Cinnamon Ginger Superfood Smoothie

I’ve been feeling sick with a cold for the past few days, so this morning I decided to pack my smoothie with as many superfoods that I had left in the pantry and fridge in an attempt to feel better.  But before getting to the recipe, let’s back up a minute… What is so superContinue reading “Cinnamon Ginger Superfood Smoothie”