Green Smoothies are smoothies blended with fresh leafy greens – simple as that. Quite often the greens are blended with fruits at a ratio of 60-40 giving you a delicious meal bursting with nutrition! Kids and adults of all ages love green smoothies.
We’ve all heard “Eat Your Greens” and “Greens are Good for You”, but do you really know how true it is? If you did then you would be drinking a green smoothie right now.
The health benefits of green smoothies are unmatched by any other single meal.
Greens are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, live enzymes, phytonutrients, and amino acids (protein).
As fantastic as greens are, we would have to chew them a long long time to get them to the creamy consistency necessary to take full advantage of all the nutrition they hold. The nutrition lies within the plant’s cell walls which are one of the strongest things found in nature. That’s where the green smoothie part comes in… Continue reading
Eating more green vegetables, will increase your intake of vitamins, minerals and fiber; and one of the ways to get your daily dose of nutrients is by making green smoothies, it’s also a really delicious way to keep your body chemistry alkaline (a positive ph balance). You can also make sure you get your fiber intake by making green salads and smoothies using chopped up green vegetables and fruit. Continue reading
Chicken Salad with Cranberries & Pecans
4 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
A Great healthy start to your day. Make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size and an easy grab-and-go breakfast straight from the fridge (it’s eaten cold). Great to serve on a breakfast or brunch buffet. High in protein, calcium & fiber; low in fat & sugar.
1/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup almond or coconut milk
1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons maple syrup
¼ cup pumpkin puree (unsweetened canned pumpkin)
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander
1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
1⁄2 tsp. paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper