I know I gave you an orange mango smoothie recipe last week, but this is the best green smoothie recipe I’ve come up with and it’s the one Eric and I drink every morning, so I wanted to share it with you!
This weekend we were busy hosting brunch for my brother-in-law’s birthday and some of my recipes got real life taste-testing experience. We devoured my paleo Dutch Baby topped with strawberry chia seed jam, scrambled eggs, sweet potato breakfast potatoes and fruit. It was delicious and a wonderful time to gather with the family.
My first time attempting to make any sort of energy or protein balls was a recipe I found on cottercrunch.com. Lindsay Cotter is the creator of Healthy Bites, which are essentially delicious protein or energy balls in any flavor you can imagine.
I’d attempted a peanut butter truffle recipe over the holidays that seemed similar and it absolutely failed, so I kind of assumed this would be another recipe I couldn’t make work. But as soon as I tried these No-Bake Maple Vanilla Nut Latte Protein Bites, I was hooked on them as a snack and ready to develop my own recipe!
Food gifts are my absolute favorite. They are practical, thoughtful and in my experience have always been delicious! Bonus points if you have time during the holidays to spend extra hours in the kitchen making up a big batch of your favorite something (cookies, caramels, fudge, apple butter, sweet and salty chex mix, etc.) to wrap beautifully for friends and family, but a lot of people just don’t have that kind of time.
I start nearly every workday morning with a green smoothie (weekends are for waffles and sweet potato hash!) and it has proved to be the best way for me to start my day! Filling my body with raw, nourishing, whole foods gives me a burst of energy to start on the right foot. Plus, I can guarantee I’ll get a couple of servings of fruits and veggies in before the day really even begins!
I just love it when my picky friends enjoy a raw, vegan dish that I’ve made! My taste testers loved this, despite their original skepticism. But, I was skeptical of these faux noodles at first, too.
This zucchini noodle (zoodle) salad is yet another good replacement for traditional pasta salad (just like my broccoli, white bean and spinach salad!) at a potluck or picnic. With these flavors you won’t even miss the wheat. My friends love it and are shocked at how many veggies they can eat when they’re drizzled with a tangy dressing!