Posts tagged ‘spinach’

March 17, 2014

Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Take care of yourself.

 

Ingredients

1 cup spinach or baby kale, green of your choice

1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk, as needed

2 teaspoons unsweetened coconut

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Blend and if it is too thick, add more water or almond or coconut milk.

February 20, 2014

Spinach Mushroom Toast with Goat Cheese

This dish is delicious, simple, and great for people on a budget.

When I moved to NYC six months ago (Six months ago? What?) I knew that I would have to make cuts to my budget when it comes to food, and it is important to buy as many fresh veggies as possible. Since moving here, I have cut down on my meat consumption significantly because of the cost. Going semi-vegetarian was never hard for me, but it is not a lifestyle that I would force on anyone. My body probably performs its best on a completely vegan diet, but I can’t really imagine a life without cheese. While I never cooked that much meat in general, I do enjoy ordering fish or seafood when I am out. We all have different priorities and goals.

During every grocery trip, mushrooms, a good, hearty bread and spinach are always on my list. You can make something similar with your favorite veggies, arugula and goat cheese are always winners, with some freshly cracked black pepper.

Ingredients

1 slice country unbleached whole wheat bread, usually an artisanal variety (I love the unevenness of the slices and supporting local bakeries, which is easy to do when you are shopping in a local grocery store in Brooklyn, but use whatever you can find)

1/2 cup baby spinach leaves, or whatever green you prefer

1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms

1 generous tablespoon soft goat cheese

Freshly cracked black pepper, if desired

Directions

Toast bread if desired. Spread with cheese and top with spinach and mushrooms. Top with freshly cracked black pepper if desired.

February 19, 2014

February 17, 2014

How to Make a Green Smoothie

January 2, 2014

Blackberry Coconut Smoothie

A great way to incorporate more antioxidant rich berries into your diet and the healing power of some greens to start your day.

Ingredients

1 cup spinach or kale (chop the kale finely if possible if you do not have a high powered blender for easier blending)

1 cup blackberries (I used blackberries because they were all I had on hand and I love the taste of blackberries but this would be good with strawberries or raspberries too)

½ cup almond or coconut milk

1 banana, sliced

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Directions

Blend and love.

 

 

XX

Reth

December 20, 2013

Spinach Shots from the Little Red House

September 12, 2013

Fall Spinach Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Honey Miso Dressing

Sorry for my lack of posting my loves! I moved to Brooklyn two weeks ago and it has been pretty incredible so far. I am addicted to this salad, and I have made it numerous times since I have moved.

The miso honey dressing is what makes this salad extra special.

Ingredients

Salad

Thinly sliced cucumber, as desired

Thinly sliced apple, as desired

Spinach

2 tablespoons crushed walnuts

1/8 cup crumbled goat cheese

Pepper

Miso Honey Dressing

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon miso paste

1 tablespoon honey

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions

Whisk all dressing ingredients together and add water if too thick. Drizzle over salad and toss.

 

xx

R

September 10, 2013

Kale v. Spinach

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August 23, 2013

Peach Banana Green Smoothie

The flavor of this one is out of this world guys, it has been my obsession for a week or so now.

Ingredients

1 banana

1 cup peach chunks

1 cup baby spinach or kale, packed

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 cup soy/nut milk

SUPERFOOD BOOST

1 teaspoon bee pollen, optional

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional

1 teaspoon goji berries, for garnish

Directions

Blend and love your life.

August 19, 2013

Green Smoothies