recipes

Drankin’ watermelon – Watermelon Mango Kale Smoothie

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This green smoothie is more healthy than margaritas but just as fun! Here’s how i made this.

You will need:

  • About 2 cups of fresh watermelon
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 2 tbsp of shredded or fresh coconut

Chop the watermelon into rectangular chunks. Put it in your Nutribullet (or other comparable blender) and blend into watermelon juice.

Opened your blender and add in the kale and frozen mango. Blend until it is fully pureed.

Topped with some dried shredded coconut and enjoy. Delicioso!

You had me in the POM of your hand!

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I’ve been making  more and more acai bowls, because they just taste so good!

I use the Sambazon frozen unsweetened acai packs. Run the pack under water and break it up. Put in your nutribullet and blend along with the following (for a thicker consistency, add ice as needed):

  • Cup of frozen blueberries
  • Half cup of frozen pomegranate seeds
  • Half cup of frozen strawberries
  • Cup coconut milk
  • Handful of flaxseeds

I topped it with:

  • Naked granola
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Chia seeds (bulk from Whole Foods)
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Sunflower Seeds

Avocado Toast + Egg

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Avocado toast is #trending! This is how I made mine:

You will need:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • Toast

Preheat the oven to 425.

Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed. Place in a oven-safe pan or baking dish where you can rest the avocado next to the side so that it won’t tip over.

Crack one egg into a bowl. First spoon the yolk into the avocado hole. If there is room left, spoon in some egg white. If the hole is too small for the egg, you can scoop out some of the avocado. Then spoon the second egg into the other side of the avocado.

Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Check on it at about 12 minutes to make sure it isn’t getting overcooked.

Remove from oven and spread on toast! I used the gluten free bread from Trader Joe’s.

Voila! Delicious!

Stacks on Stacks on Stacks! Gluten Free Pancakes

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I had a craving for pancakes, but wanted to make something healthy, quick, and easy. I decided to try the Krusteaz brand gluten-free pancake mix. Gluten free pancake mix uses rice flour instead of regular flour. Here’s the recipe I created. I added frozen blueberries and substituted milk for coconut milk.

1 3/4 cups Krusteaz Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancake Mix

1 cup cold water

1/3 cup coconut milk

1 egg

1/3 cup frozen blueberries

Fresh fruit

Honey

Whisk first 4 ingredients together, then add blueberries and distribute evenly in the batter. Lightly oil griddle or pan and cook on each side until it turns golden brown. Top with fresh fruit and honey to taste.

My nice cream brings all the boys to the yard…

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…and they’re like, it’s better than regular ice cream! 🙂

Nana nice cream is my favorite things these days. It’s the best alternative to ice cream, and it’s vegan and dairy free. I use my cuisinart food processor to blend the ingredients, putting them all in and first pulsing the blade slowly, then getting faster as it begins to get creamy and smooth. I slice and freeze the bananas overnight before using them for my nice cream!

My most recent creation is blueberry and mango nana nice cream. Here is the very simple recipe for both.

Blueberry

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 and a half cups of frozen blueberries
  • a few splashes of soymilk or almond milk (you can mix in gradually)

Mango

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 and a half cups of frozen mangoes
  • a few splashes of soymilk or almond milk (you can mix in gradually)

Kale Me Maybe?

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I LOVE GREEN JUICE! Drinking veggies is sometimes easier and faster than eating them, and I can make my juice and take it with me in the morning on the way to work. It’s a great way to detox, and I add fruit to mine to make it a little sweeter. This is what’s currently in my green juice:

  • Five leaves of lacinato kale
  • Half a peeled lemon
  • Two – Three celery stalks
  • One banana

Topped with:

  • Mango
  • Chia seeds

Try this out and let me know what you think! 🙂

I’m in love with the coco!

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Coconut is a yummy way to top off a berry smoothie! Coconut is sweet, and the smoothie is a bit tart so they’re like yin  and yang in your mouth! This is one of my favorite go-to recipes!

Blend the following:

  • Half cup of pomegranate seeds
  • Half cup of blueberries
  • Half cup of strawberries
  • Half of a freshly cut mango
  • Handful of kale
  • Teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Cup of apple juice
  • Handful of ice

Topped off with coconut and chia seeds.

ENJOY!

Fruitful and Wholesome Acai Bowl

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Acai bowls are all the rage these days! This superfood is supposed to help us lose weight and has many beneficial antioxidants. Here’s my latest acai bowl recipe.

I use the Sambazon frozen unsweetened acai packs. I run the pack under water and break it up. Put in your nutribullet and blend to consistency along with the following (for a thicker consistency, add ice as needed):

  • Cup of frozen mangoes
  • Cup of frozen blueberries
  • Half cup of frozen pomegranate seeds
  • Half cup of frozen strawberries
  • Half cup apple juice
  • Half cup of water
  • Handful of flaxseeds

I topped it with:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh bananas
  • Chia seeds (bulk from Trader Joe’s)
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Sunflower Seeds

Gluten Free Pancakes

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I had a craving for pancakes, but wanted to make something healthy, quick, and easy. I decided to try the Krusteaz brand gluten-free pancake mix. Gluten free pancake mix uses rice flour instead of regular flour. Here’s the recipe I created. I added frozen blueberries and substituted milk for coconut milk.

1 3/4 cups Krusteaz Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancake Mix

1 cup cold water

1/3 cup coconut milk

1 egg

1/3 cup frozen blueberries

Fresh fruit

Honey

Whisk first 4 ingredients together, then add blueberries and distribute evenly in the batter. Lightly oil griddle or pan and cook on each side until it turns golden brown. Top with fresh fruit and honey to taste.