Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Healthy Smoothies and Salad

Hey all!  So classes started right after Labor Day and since I'm a full time student I've been doing a lot of homework and studying and less baking. :-( I also just recently started a part time job, so my social life and personal time will be extremely limited.  I'll bake and cook whenever I can find the time, and I will find time because this is the best season for baking!  Pumpkins, apples, and holidays galore!

So for this post, I have three smoothies to share and my go-to salad recipe.  The next few posts will be baking because I did manage to get some time in a few weeks ago.  So expect to see a granola recipe, a coffee cake, and pound cake.  :-)

The first smoothie is a berry one, here's what you'll need:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 container of Fage fat-Free Greek Yogurt, or 3/4 cup of your favorite yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh berries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw
Blend until smooth.
The second smoothie is a green smoothie, here's what you'll need:
  • 1 cup milk, I used non-sweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
Blend until smooth.
And lastly, another green smoothie, you'll need:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2-1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Blend until smooth.

For the salad, I got the idea from those Eat This Not That! books as well as a local restaurant's menu. You will need:
  • Spinach or Romaine lettuce 
  • Strips of cooked chicken
  • 1 apple cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cheese, feta or goat works well

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