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Mango, banana, + spinach smoothie

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups frozen mango (or fresh if you have it!)
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 cups wate

Method:

  • Place the spinach and water into your blender and blend for 25 seconds. By blending the spinach on its own first, it allows it to be chopped as finely as possible and this makes for a much smoother smoothie that goes down almost like a juice.
  • Add the bananas and frozen mango. Blend again for 20 or so more seconds. 
  • Once you can tell there are no more larger chunks of fruit that haven’t been blended yet, pour into a glass and enjoy!

Corn, Tomato, and Basil Zucchini Noodles

You’ll need:

  • 2 zucchinis 
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 ear of fresh corn
  • 3-4 cups salad mix
  • 4 leaves of basil
  • A spiralizer or julienne peeler

Method:

  • Place the salad mix into a large bowl.
  • Wash the 2 zucchinis and cut off both ends. If using a spiralizer, go ahead and spiralizer both of the zucchinis. If you don’t have a spiralizer, a julienne peeler works just as well, so go ahead and peel both zucchinis using that. 
  • Place the spiralizer or julienned zoodles (zucchini noodles) on top of the salad mix in the large bowl.
  • Wash the tomatoes, cut all of them in half, and scatter them over the salad mix and zoodles.
  • Shuck your ear of corn, cut it off of the cob, and sprinkle it atop the tomatoes, zoodles, and salad mixl.
  • Wash the basil and chop it as finely as preferred. Then sprinkle it evenly over all of the other ingredients in the bowl. Enjoy!

Quick note: I didn't include a dressing in this post. However, I recommend making a homemade tomato sauce. I usually achieve this by buying a no- salt tomato puree and adding fresh herbs, spices, garlic, basil, etc. to it. It is the perfect addition to any zoodle or salad dish.

Quinoa is my new favorite food to incorporate into my lunch and dinners. So many good things about this little grain and I feel much better after eating it compared to brown rice » Today’s lunch is a nourish bowl with zucchini noodles, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and chickpeas. I mixed some of the quinoa into the bowl and used a no- salt tomato sauce as a dressing.

Super green smoothie

The darker green the smoothie, the more I like it.

You’ll need:

  • ½ head of romaine lettuce
  • 4 cups of spinach
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbs vitamineral green powder
  • 1 ts cinnamon
  • 2 cups water

Method:

Quick note: I personally like to blend all of the vegetables together first on their own. This makes sure that they are blended as finely as possible. I personally like my smoothies to be super silky and smooth, so that they almost go down like a juice. By blending the vegetables first, this really helps achieve that.

  • Place water, romaine lettuce, and spinach into the blender.
  • Turn blended on for about 25 seconds.
  • Once the greens are blended well, add in the bananas, vitamineral green powder, and cinnamon. Continue to blender for another 20 seconds or so.
  • All done. Pour the smoothie into whatever glass you would like to enjoy it out of, mason jars are my go to. Enjoy!