Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hemp Protein Smoothie

This tastes similar to my previous green smoothie, with a few tweaks and new protein :)

Half of a large banana (potassium)
Half cup of frozen blueberries (anti oxidant)
1 TBS all natural peanut butter (texture, taste disguise, protein)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (metabolism booster)
Handful of spinach leaves, tough stems removed
3 TBS hemp protein ( I used Nutiva organic; 15 grams of protein! )
1 TBS chia seeds (anti oxidant, energy, omega 3's)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup water (or more almond milk)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Amazing post work out meal!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Veggie "pizza"


Trader Joe's middle eastern flatbread
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Some zucchini
A few pepper slices
A few Brussels sprouts, chopped

Coat flatbread with olive oil. Add garlic and veggies, and give another small drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle with spices. Bake (I used toaster oven) @ 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mexican inspired salad


Salad mix (I used romaine and baby spinach)
1 celery stalk, sliced
Half an avocado, diced
A bit of chopped onion
1/3 can black beans
Few dollops of salsa (I used peach salsa for a touch of sweetness)

Mix up and enjoy! The salsa makes for a great salad dressing replacement to cut some serious calories (10 calories per serving vs. 100+)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Simple green-veggie stir fry

1 T Extra virgin olive oil
6 Brussels sprouts
1/3 large zucchini
1/3 bag baby spinach
Spices of choice
( ingredients for single serving)

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat
Cut Brussels sprouts in half & place flat side down in heated oil. Cut 1/3 zucchini into chunks & add to skillet. Cook until they start to brown, then add spinach and cook until wilted. For spices I used basil and rosemary, but anything will do :)

Simple & makes a great side dish when paired with a lean protein! Enjoy :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chocolate mousse

Another sweet tooth craving - here's what I came up with

Half of a Hass avocado - very ripe
1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powde
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Drizzle agave nectar
Tiny pinch of sea salt

I combined all ingredients in a bowl and mashed with a fork until combined and fluffy. Would work well in food processor too i'd assume. Texture & taste like chocolate mousse...fabulous.

Single serving :)