St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie

green smoothie

green smoothie

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know this holiday is all about corned beef and cabbage but what better day to share my favorite green smoothie. This smoothie is definitely festive for the occasion with its bright green color but most important it is delicious.

If you do decide to make this today I am sure you will not feel guilty :)

What is your favorite green smoothie combination? Please comment below.

green smoothie

St. Patrick's Day Green Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen
  • 1 cup mango, frozen
  • 1 T flax seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in the order listed and blend until you reach your desired consistency.
Notes
If the consistency is to thick for you add a little water.

 

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Strawberries and bananas together. Yummy! I came up with this Strawberry Banana smoothie one day when I had some ingredients that I needed to use before they went bad. I didn’t want them to go to waste so I threw them in my blender and VOILA I had breakfast within minutes. This smoothie is so easy and delicious.  Like seriously it’s so easy it can be done on a busy morning.  Give it a shot and enjoy!

What smoothies do you whip up in minutes? I would love to hear about them. Please comment below.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of water,skim milk, or almond milk (I used almond milk.)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 container (5.3 oz) of strawberry, plain, or vanilla greek yogurt (I used vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • handful of ice(optional)
Instructions
  1. Put ingredients in the blender in the order listed.
  2. Mix all ingredients in the blender until you reach your desired consistency
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 16 oz.

 

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Chipotle Vegetarian Chili

chipotle vegetarian chili

For the last several weeks it has been on and off snowing. I mean it has been sooo cold and windy. If there is one thing about me, it is that I do not enjoy cold weather one bit! Bring me the Florida sun to definitely put a smile on my face.   So, when the weather man said to prepare for another snow storm I immediately knew I needed to make a hearty comfort soup to keep warm.

I decided to make a vegetable chili. This dish is filled with flavor and will definitely fill you up. Feel free to add any vegetables you like.

chipotle vegetarian chili

Chipotle Vegetarian Chili
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T ground chipotle powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T oregano flakes
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 T tomato paste
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 8.75 oz. can of corn
  • 2 15 oz. cans of black beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz. can of kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cups of water
Instructions
  1. Saute onions in olive oil on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and peppers and saute about 5 minutes until tender.
  3. Add seasonings and mix well.
  4. Next, add paste, tomatoes, corn, beans and water.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes on low.
Notes
If you are not a fan of spicy foods omit the tablespoon of ground chipotle power and add another tablespoon of chili power instead.

 

What soups do you make during the winter months?  Please comment below.

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Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey MeatloafTurkey Meatloaf? Yep! Turkey Meatloaf is what this recipe is all about. I know you’re probably thinking if this is made with turkey it is dry and flavorless. I beg to differ. Since, I do not eat beef I tend to make a lot of dishes with ground turkey. I must say I have never had a dish with ground turkey that didn’t call my name for seconds. This dish is an easy family favorite that is very satisfying. Enjoy!

Turkey Meatloaf
 
Ingredients
  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ¼ pound ground turkey
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup bbq sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • Topping
  • 3-4 T ketchup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute onions and garlic on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Let cool about 5 minutes in pan.
  4. In a large bowl, add the next 8 ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add garlic and onions and mix well.
  6. Put the meat in a loaf or casserole dish then top with ketchup.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

What are your favorite turkey recipes? I  would love to hear about them. Please comment below.

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Protein Energy Balls

Protein Energy Balls


Need a little boost of energy?  I mean who doesn’t these days when it seems like life is going 100 mph. These energy balls are quick, easy and DELICIOUS! Did I say DELICIOUS?? They are a great snack that really satisfies your sweet tooth if you have one of those! Oh, how could I forget you don’t have to bake them and you only need one bowl (I hate dishes!). How cool is that?

 

Protein Energy Balls
Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 T flax seeds
  • 1½ cup quick oats ( not instant)
  • ½ cup craisins
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix first 3 ingredients until well combined.
  2. Add flax seeds and mix well.
  3. Fold in oatmeal, craisins, and chocolate chips until well combined.
  4. Roll into small balls and refrigerate about 20 minutes.

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