Posts tagged ‘blueberries’

August 7, 2013

Heart Healthy Foods

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July 1, 2013

Blueberry Kale Superfood Smoothie

A perfect workout drink or green smoothie to power through your morning. With fun superfoods like cocao powder and ground flaxseed and coconut oil, you will be sipping goodness in no time. Feel free to sub for whatever milk you desire but if you are using sweetened nut milks, the smoothie may be too sweet since the pineapple and blueberries add a nice sweetness.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil, melted **

1 cup kale, finely chopped, tough stems removed

1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

1 teaspoon ground flaxeed

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 cup unsweetened rice milk

2 pineapple rings, chopped, or 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

Directions

Blend until all ingredients are mixed well.

** You may want to omit this if you are trying to lose weight. I personally have not noticed weight gain from coconut oil and it is a dose of heart healthy fats, but I have read that it is a high calorie food that may not be suited for everyone.

xx

R

May 28, 2013

Berry Minty Salad with Mixed Berries, Neem Honey Drizzle, and Pink Himalayan Salt

Hello happy healthy readers,

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend! I know I did, and it was that much harder coming in to work today. But a day off in the beginning of the week means the weekend is that much closer. I meant to send a package of goodies over to my friend, and I did a great job with her letter but I am still figuring out the perfect dessert that flies well. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions!

The perfect summer berry salad with pink himalayan salt and neem honey drizzle. I am sure that I am not the first one to combine salt and fruit together, but the ingredients were on my shelf and I knew there was no going back.

Salt makes sweet taste sweeter. I guess you could apply that to life as well. I am sure This was also a hit at the BBQ I went to yesterday with some old friends and a good catch up session. I tried veggie hot dogs for the first time and I was very impressed. There was great company and there was good wine.

Try to use organic honey and organic berries.

Ingredients

2 cups mixed berries, I used blackberries, blueberries and strawberries because it is what I had on hand but you can use your favorite mix

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 tablespoon neem honey

1/4 cup mint leaves, or more to taste

Directions

Wash berries and pat dry. Add honey to taste and mix, top with mint leaves and salt. Mix well and serve. This salad gets better the longer you let the salt break down the berries. Good for a day or two.

Can be made vegan if you sub agave for the honey.

xx

R

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April 8, 2013

Blueberry Pineapple Green Pops

A pop you don’t need to feel guilty for.

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

1 up blueberries, frozen

1 cup pineapple juice

2 pineapple rings

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions

Blend all ingredients and freeze mixture in popsicle molds. Freeze for 3 hours minimum.

xx

R

March 25, 2013

Eziekel French Toast with Sliced Berries and Cinnamon

Dear Breakfast,

I am utterly obsessed with you.

Often, the mornings are hectic for me, and with Septa being difficult as usual, my mornings are definitely times I want to be left alone for the most part. When I don’t have to rush to work, which probably will never happen because I am probably never going to be a morning person, this is the go to breakfast. 

I have had to settle for making it on weekends.

But this French toast makes my life complete. You can substitute the ingredients you like, but I am going to give you the vegan version.

Ingredients

2 slices original Eziekel bread, or cinnamon raisin if you are feeling fancy (I get mine from Trader Joe’s but it is a gluten free bread made with rice and lentils, and it is a sprouted whole grain) Feel free to use any bread for this, I just go gluten free because my body hates me if I don’t for the most part, so I save the days I suffer for when I am not cooking at home.

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or soy milk 

1/2 banana

A pinch of Pink Himalayan salt

A pinch of nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons cinnamon

6 strawberries, washed and sliced

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

2 teaspoons orange blossom honey or pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon Earth Balance or PAM, for skillet

Chia seeds, optional

Directions

Mash banana with the salt, nutmeg, milk, and cinnamon.Toss in bread to the wet mixture, if you want a nice crunchy toast, feel free to toast the toast first. Grill in a skillet until both sides are nice and brown. Top with more cinnamon and honey or maple syrup if desired.Top with berries and prepare to watch the rest of the world disappear, until  you finish this awesome breakfast.

xx

R

Happy mornings!

February 21, 2013

My Breakfast’s Best Friend : The Blueberry

February 11, 2013

Berry Coconut Blast Green Smoothie

This is chock full of good for you ingredients and adds a great punch to your usual breakfast.

Ingredients

1 cup coconut water

1 tablespoon raw almond butter

2 handfulls baby spinach

1 cup berries, frozen, I used blueberries because of its high antioxidant levels

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions

Blend and serve immediately!

 

XX

R

 

February 1, 2013

Blueberry Pineapple Green Smoothie

This is hands down one of my favorite breakfast smoothies, I have had it for the last three days. I think I saw a pin on Pinterest about how good blueberries and pineapples are together and I had to try it for myself. This is delicious! The coconut water adds a great, refreshing taste and the color is a pretty indigo.

Ingredients

1 cup baby spinach leaves

2 pineapple rings (I used canned because it’s easier and I like the juice)

1/4 cup pineapple juice

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons unsweetened soymilk

1 cup coconut water

1 tablespoon raw almond butter

Directions

Blend and enjoy!

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January 16, 2013

Fail to plan? Plan to fail.

The best thing for a quick smoothie in the morning is to prep the night before. I wish I made two today since I am planning on going to bikram and I wish that I was thinking. I had a great one this morning with filtered spring water, spinach, blueberries, raspberries and chia seeds with a tad of banana. Tell me it does not look beautiful!

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December 13, 2012

Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

A great post work out pick me up and my new obsession for this week!

Ingredients

1 cup blueberries, slightly thawed

1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt

1 cup spinach

1 small banana, sliced

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/4 cup soy milk, vanilla, or as needed

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

Directions

Blend well and enjoy!

xx

Reth