Creamy Basil Mint Mango Smoothie

Ingredients: 1/2 mango, diced, frozen 1-2 bananas, diced, frozen 1/2 avocado 1 Medjool date, pitted 1-2 C Spinach about 1/2 C (or two very large leaves) kale 4-6 basil leaves (I use Thai basil because that’s what I have in my garden) about 1 Tbsp. fresh peppermint 1 C water for blending Directions: Although thisContinue reading “Creamy Basil Mint Mango Smoothie”

Nilla Nana Pluot Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 bananas, frozen 2 pluots, pitted, frozen 1 C unsweetened vanilla flax milk 1-2 C kale, chard, spinach mix, packed 1 Tbsp. chia seeds Directions: For a layered smoothie, add all of the ingredients to the blender except the greens and chia seeds and blend until smooth.  Empty half of the contents into aContinue reading “Nilla Nana Pluot Smoothie”

Yin Yang Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 small mango, frozen 3/4-1 C pineapple, frozen 1 or 2 bananas, frozen 1 in. finger ginger 1-2 C kale, chard, spinach mix, packed 1-2 C water 1 Tbsp. chia seeds Directions: For a layered smoothie, add 1/2 or 1 whole banana to the blender with the kale mix, 1/2-1 C water, and gingerContinue reading “Yin Yang Mango Pineapple Smoothie”

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”

Roasted Turmeric Curry Chickpeas, Greens, and Rice

Tonight for dinner I decided to roast chickpeas (a good source of protein and fiber) and serve them over a bed of rice, spinach, and kale, and topped with mushrooms sauteed in coconut oil (which has healthy fat).  As I do with many things, I added turmeric, which is a particularly potent plant part ofContinue reading “Roasted Turmeric Curry Chickpeas, Greens, and Rice”