Monday, August 19, 2013

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie




This is my favorite brand of nut butters.  You can find out more about them here


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Black Bean and Corn Salsa


What I love about this dish is that the ingredients are so common and I almost always have everything I need to make it for a last minute meal.  I can understand that it might be easier to open a jar of salsa and pour it on top of some chicken and rice, but you aren't getting near the amount of nutrients you would be getting if you made it fresh and not to mention the added preservatives and mystery ingredients you'll find in the jar version.  Trust me- take the extra 15 minutes and make it fresh; your body will thank you!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hummus Dip



5 ingredient hummus
Yields 1.5 cups
Ingredients: 
  • 1 16-ounce can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 garlic clove
Directions:

Begin by adding chick peas to the food processor.  If you have a mini food processor like I do, you will want to add the chick peas in small batches until it's smooth.  Add garlic, salt, lemon, and olive oil and continue to blend until fully smooth.  You may need to add more lemon or olive oil depending on the specific taste and texture you desire.  Serve with fresh veggies or pita bread and enjoy!    

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blueberry and Chia Smoothie



Making healthy smoothies is so easy and simple.  Hardly any ingredients and you are still getting lots of nutrients and a satisfied hunger feeling.  

Yields 1 serving
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup light organic vanilla soy milk (any type of milk will work)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp organic chia seed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (I prefer frozen to make the smoothie extra cold)
  • 2-3 small/medium strawberries
Directions:

Pour milk and optional protein powder in blender.  Add strawberries, blueberries, and chia seed.  Blend on high until completely smooth.  Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!