Grape Cooler Smoothie

June5

Ingredients:

Large handful of red seedless grapes, stems removed
Basket of fresh or frozen strawberries, stems removed
1 banana, peeled
1/2 head romaine lettuce

Put grapes at the bottom of blender to create enough liquid to blend the other ingredients; add a little water, if needed. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Read about the benefits of green smothies here:

5 Reasons to Reach for a Green Smoothie to Fast Track Your Health

 

 

Blue & Green Hit the Scene

June5

Ingredients:

1 head romaine lettuce or any green leafy vegetable
3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 apple, roughly chopped
1/4 lemon or lime
2 cups water

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Read about the benefits of green smothies here:

5 Reasons to Reach for a Green Smoothie to Fast Track Your Health

Tropical Green Smoothie

June5

Ingredients:

1 head romaine or any green leafy vegetable
2 cups water
1 banana
1/2 pineapple, skin and core removed

 

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Read about the benefits of green smothies here:

5 Reasons to Reach for a Green Smoothie to Fast Track Your Health

Peachy Green Smoothie

June5

Ingredients:

2 cups spinach
2 peaches, seeds removed
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water (optional)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

Read about the benefits of green smothies here:

5 Reasons to Reach for a Green Smoothie to Fast Track Your Health

Spango Tango Smoothie

June5

Ingredients:

2 cups spinach
2 mangos, peeled and chopped
1 banana

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Read about the benefits of green smothies here:

5 Reasons to Reach for a Green Smoothie to Fast Track Your Health

Parsley Tabbouleh

April27

Parsley Tabbouleh

Parsley Tabbouleh is a popular example of the fresh dishes that can be found in the Mediterranean Diet. This mouth watering salad is very refreshing, perfect to be served in those hot summer days with friends.


Makes 4 servings, generous 1 cup each

ACTIVE TIME: 35 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes

EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups finely chopped flat-leaf parsley (about 2 bunches)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced


Directions:

  1. Combine water and bulgur in a small saucepan. Bring to a full boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender, 25 minutes or according to package directions. If any water remains, drain bulgur in a fine-mesh sieve. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber and scallions to the bulgur. Add the dressing and toss. Serve at room temperature or chill for at least 1 hour to serve cold.


Nutrition Information:

Per serving: 165 calories;

8 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono);

0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrate;

4 g protein; 6 g fiber; 175 mg sodium;

555 mg potassium.


Nutrition bonus:

Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (70% dv), Folate (21% dv), Iron (20% dv).



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Miso Soup

April27

The most classic and famous traditional Japanese dish would be the Miso soup. This soothing soup has kept it’s simplicity over many years and is still a grand favorite among Japanese today.



Preparation and Cook time: 10 min
Serves 4

Miso Soup

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sliced dulse seaweed
  • 5 cups hot water
  • 1 tbs minced fresh ginger
  • 5oz firm tofu, cut in ¼ inch cubes
  • ½ cup minced scallion
  • 3 tbs miso
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tbs water in a medium soup pot.
  2. Sauté ginger in water over medium low heat for about 1 minute stirring constantly.
  3. Add rest of water, tofu and seaweed. Simmer for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Mix in scallion, miso, salt and pepper.


There are different kinds of miso soup, but all is still very simple yet nutritious. With the recipe above, this miso soup is an excellent source of vitamin K, a very good source of calcium, iron, manganese and also has heart loving omega 32 fatty acids and much more nutrients.


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Cooler Blend

February23

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  • 3 kiwis
  • 1 apple
  • 8 sprigs mint (leaves and stem)


Give yourself a boost with this very refreshing antioxidant juice recipe!


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Cool Carrot Soup

February16




• 5 medium carrots, chopped

• 1 onion, sliced

• 1 green pepper, chopped

• 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped

• 1 cup sugar

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 3/4 cup vinegar

• 1 tsp salt

• 1 tsp pepper


Scrub carrots thoroughly and slice, cook until tender. Drain them and cool. Add sliced onion and chopped green pepper and set aside. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Pour over carrots, onion and pepper. Chill and serve. Serves 4.


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Strawberry Smoothie

February10

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• 2 cups frozen strawberries

• 1 cup of soya milk

• ⅔ cup strawberry flavored soya milk


Place all the ingredients in a blender. Cover & blend until smooth. Strawberries are full of dietary fiber and are a great source of Zinc - a natural libido enhancer.

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