Monday, March 9, 2015

Parsley Fusion with Sprouted Almonds

I think you all will like this one!  Very fresh tasting and the sprouted almonds add a little more protein to the smoothie bowl.  Hope you enjoy!
YUMMY!
 Ingredients:
1 cup organic parsley
3 large kale leaves
1 cup organic spinach (Lightly packed)
1 organic pear
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup organic pear juice
1 tablespoon Barlean's Fish Oil 
1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheat Grass
1 teaspoon Spirulina

Method:

Blend all in a Vita-mix and serve how YOU wish!  I used a banana star (I cut it) and sprouted almonds.



This dog cracks me up!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fig and Plum Smoothie Bowl

These figs were perfectly rip at the store today.  The first thing that popped in my head was..."Smoothie Bowl"!  So below is a Smoothie Bowl with fresh figs and plums. YUMMY!

Ingredients:

1 handful of Purple kale
1 handful of spinach
1 ripe plum, pitted, plus more for decoration
6 ripe figs, plus more for decoration
1/2 banana, plus the other half for decoration
1 scoop Wheatgrass (Amazing Grass Brand)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons Barlean's Swirl fish oil (I used Pina Colada)

Method:

Blend in a vita-mix and serve, decorate how you wish!

Some of the ingredients
 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mighty Greens With A Kiwi Berry Kabob

  My love affair with all things Kabob-ed meets a Smoothie Bowl.  I figured "Why Not"!  These little Kiwi Berries were perfectly ripe when I got home from work tonight so I thought I need to do something with these now.  Here was my dinner.  When you are at the store try to find something a little different and add it to your meal.  It makes dinner much more fun.  Enjoy!

 Ingredients:

5 Kiwi Berries
1 cup pineapple
1 cup fennel root
3 parsley roots, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons fresh wheatgrass
1 scoop of Amazing Grass Brand Wheat Grass
1/4 pineapple juice
1 pear
1/2 cup water

Method:

Blend all together in Vita-mix and serve at once.  I decorated with Chia seeds, mango leaf, Barlean's Swirl and a Kiwi Berry Kabob!

Close Up


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Calm Before The Storm Smoothie Bowl

  Yea, I have fun making up names as much as I have fun making up new recipes. This Smoothie bowl is full of Super-foods again.   Here's to the next snow storm.  Have a great day.
Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped fennel bulb
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup fresh wheatgrass
1 scoop wheatgrass (Amazing grasses brand)
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh mango
1 banana
1/4 cup pear juice
2 tablespoons Barlean's swirl (Blackberry/blueberry)

Method:

Blend all ingredients together in a vita-mix and decorate how you wish.  Enjoy!

 


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pack~N~Go Lunch

The key to staying on track is being prepared.  I've made a bunch of meals for the week and have them loaded in the refrigerator and ready to go.  Good thing I have more energy than I know what to do with.  This is my favorite because it's my family's Garlic Salad recipe except for it's packed and ready to go.  The recipe can be found under Salad's (Garlic Salad).  Hope you are all set for the week. XOXO Tiffany.
The key is keeping the dressing separate, then you just pour on top and you are ready to go!
 Recipe:

Garlic Salad Dressing found on this blog!  Keep separate until ready to eat.  I put a small container of the dressing inside the jar with the salad.  Take it out and pour over top...enjoy!
See small container, then I place it inside the jar!  VOILA!
 

Amazing Romances Sauteed Vegetables

This sauteed vegetable dish is appropriately named because of the cool little vegetable I found and used in it.  The vegetable is called, Romances Cauliflower,  it's basically a mix or hybrid of two cruciferous vegetables; broccoli and cauliflower.  This hybrid vegetable dates back to the sixteenth century and is very aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  It also holds up well when sauteed and has a slight sweet taste.  In this dish I also used parsley root, kale stems and dark purple onion which really was a wonderful combination of flavors.  Then I used one of the kids favorite vegan/gluten free Indian Simmer Sauce which added a warm tropical coconut and tamarind flavor on such a COLD night. 
If you can't make this dish exactly you should at least try the sauces I have pictured at the bottom of this post.  They truly make dinner a breeze.  
The Romances Cauliflower adds so much texture to the plate...can you see them?
 Ingredients:

1 head of Romances Cauliflower, stem removed
4 parsley roots, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 purple onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 head of broccoli, stem removed
1/2 cup kale stems, chopped
1/4 cup Olive oil
1/2 jar of Goan Coconut Indian Simmer Sauce, pictured below
1/2 cup water

Method:

Start by sauteing onion, broccoli, red pepper, parsley root in olive oil, add the remaining vegetables and saute until almost done.  Then add the Indian Simmer Sauce and water and continue until vegetables are cooked to your liking.  Serve at once!  This fed 3 of us, so you might just add more vegetables if you have four people. Enjoy!

Here is the cool little Romances Cauliflower
I used the Goan Coconut Sauce, but these two are my favorite!

The Parsley Root
ENJOY!
  

Chocolate Mint Smoothie Bowl

  Yesterday before the snow storm hit I went to the store to get supplies for the week.  They had just  gotten a shipment of fresh herbs.  One of the containers stood out to me so I picked it up and put it in my cart.  Mind you I had no idea what I was going to do with a Chocolate mint plant during a snow storm, but I felt the need to have it.  This morning I got up and decided to make a smoothie bowl using some of the chocolate mint plant.  Here is the recipe.  Did I mention that I LOVE CHOCOLATE:)   

Ingredients:

1 handful of chocolate mint greens
1 handful of kale
1 tablespoons of Barlean's swirl Omega oil (Chocolate mint flavor)
1 frozen banana
1 scoop of Amazing Grasses Brand Wheatgrass
1 teaspoon Spirulina
1 cup ice cubes

Method:

Blend on high in a Vita-mix and serve!  Decorate how you wish.  I used Dark Chocolate chunks, bananas and chocolate mint leaves.

Close up

 
My friend and I being silly while we were suppose to be doing YOGA...But the Chocolate was just too tempting.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl

You have to want to get your Greens in to enjoy this one.  Another bowl packed full of SUPER GREENS.  I find it fun to use ingredients other people just walk by at the grocery store and/or they are afraid to use... (Baby kiwi's or celery root for example).  I say, "Why not be creative and do something a little different?"  This was lunch today for me and I loved every bite.  Feeding by body well so I can PLAY HARD!  Here are some reason I use Spirulina: 1) It's a bacteria (blue-green algae) that is a superfood because it offers benefits to every organ and bodily function). 2) It strengthens the immune system. 3) It promotes cell regeneration and helps wounds heal quicker. 4) Spirulina assists in keeping eyes healthy, very rich in vitamin A.... it actually has 10 times the amount of vitamin A that carrots have.  This is just SOME of the benefits, combined with Wheatgrass this smoothie bowl is a real powerhouse.   Have a GREAT DAY! 
Get your glow on!
 INGREDIENTS:

1 scoop of Amazing Grass Wheat Grass
1/4 cup organic fresh Wheatgrass
6 baby kiwi's (the whole thing not peeled)
1 fresh pineapple core (don't throw it away it's perfect for the vita-mix)
1 cup organic Spinach
1 peeled parsley root
1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 tablespoon Barlean's Omega fish oil (I used Pina Colada... its what I had on hand)
1 cup organic pineapple juice
1/2 cup water

Method:

Easy peasy:  Just place all the ingredients in a Vita-mix and blend away.  Decorate how you wish.  Remember...FOOD SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL SEXY! XOXO

Dive in!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pink Lemon Delight

  This smoothie bowl has a ton of greens but it's made with a Pink Lemon to make it a tad tart, but full of lycopene.  A couple little facts about Pink Lemon Trees. 1) They are actually their own variety of lemon tree and not a hybrid. 2) They don't produce as many lemons because they are a little lower in chlorophyll. 3) The flesh is pink from the lycopene (The same compound that colors pink grapefruit).
Perfect!
Ingredients:

1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 cupful Amazing Grasses (Brand) Wheatgrass
1 large handful purple Kale, organic
1 cup spinach, organic
1 green Apple, organic
1 fresh mango, seeded, organic
1 cup mango juice, organic
1/2 cup filtered water
1 tablespoon Barlean's Swirl (Orange)
1 whole organic Pink Lemon, including the rind

Method

Blend all in a high powered blender (vita-mix), serve with slices of pink lemon, sprouted almonds, Chia seeds sprinkled on top.  VIOLA, Fancy pants smoothie bowl! ENJOY!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tiffany's Six Pack

  Last night we had an amazing sunset.  I'm so glad I just happened to be out hiking with Lilly and decided to stay and watch the sun go down over Pikes Peak, I posted some pictures below I took with the phone.  Trust me when I say it was even more beautiful in person.
  Today, I worked out early,  came home to get ready for the week and made green drinks to go.  This week I decided to add "Tags of Gratitude" to my Green Drinks.  I just want to remind myself of things I'm thankful for and not take things for granted.  Sometimes it's easy to feel bad because you are going through a tough time in life.  However, remember that no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for.  For example, I put "Love, Health, Friends, Family, Yoga & Pilates on one side of the tags and other side I added little sayings that mean something to me.  This will be a great reminder of how lucky I am and should put a smile on my face in the morning when I open the refrigerator. 
All Ready To Go...NO RUSHING!
Ingredients:

2 organic pears
2 cups organic pear juice
3 cups organic spinach
1 organic apple
1 cup organic celery
2 cups organic purple kale
1 cup organic fennel
1/2 cup organic parsley
4 tablespoons Barlean's Omega Oil (You pick)
3 scoops Amazing Grass Brand Wheatgrass
2 tablespoons raw ginger, peeled and diced
1 cup frozen organic peaches

Method:

Blend in a Vita-mix and pour into containers.  VOILA! You are ready for 3 days...unless a boy drinks one...HA,HA!
 
Here they are in the refrigerator!  Ready to Go!
This was Amazing!

The sky kept changing by the second!

Just look at Pike's Peak!  Just WOW!

It looked like it was on fire!

Lilly Modeling of Course!

Look at her sitting getting her picture taken...What a HAM!
Have A GREAT Week!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Smoothies

  Today's power packed smoothies are made not only for Heart Heath but to boost weight loss and detoxify the body.  The secret ingredient is Aloe Vera juice, only drink 2 to 4 oz. a day however because you could have side effects otherwise.  Here are some heath benefits to Aloe Vera Juice:
                                     1) Aids in the eliminations of constipation
                                     2) Aids in digestion and helps with stomachaches and heart burn
                                     3) Helps regulate blood sugars
                                     4) DETOXIFIES the BODY and colon
                                     5) HELPS regulate weight loss by increasing metabolic circulation
                                     6) Improves circulation
                                     7) Aids in healing damage to internal tissues
                                     8) Regulates blood pressure
                                     9) Strengthens immune system
                                     10) Retards the growth of cancerous tumors.
                                     11) Helps to reduce inflammation.

My Boy and I enjoyed these!

 Ingredients:

4 oz Aloe Vera Juice (A picture of the one I used below)
2 cups Organic frozen cherries
1 pint organic raspberries
2 cap fulls of Wheat grass (I had to sneak it in...lol)
2 tablespoon Barlean's Omega Swirl
1 1/2 cups Organic Dark Cherry Juice
6-10 ice cubes

Method:

Blend on high in Via-mix and serve!


This is the one I used because it is what I had in the house, but regular Aloe Juice would work!
Go enjoy the day!
 

Friday, February 13, 2015

GREEN LOVE

 Love should be GREEN!!!  A smoothie bowl to give to a friend should contain 3 things. 1) It should have all the greens they love. 2) It should contain vitamins and nutrients there body needs and lastly 3) It should be decorated to make THEM feel special.  Have a great weekend and serve LOVE in the shade of GREEN!
Food Should Make You Feel Sexy!!!
 Ingredients:

 For the Green Part:

1 cup spinach
1 cup collard greens
1 cup purple kale
1 green pear, (I used another pear for the decoration)
1 dropper full of potassium
1 cupful of liquid calcium
1 tablespoon Barlean's fish oil swirl, I used Key Lime

The yellow part:

Is located under the post: Key Lime Smoothie Bowl with Pureed Mango Sauce .
I used the Pureed Mango Sauce that I froze. 

Decorate how you wish:
I used pears, pear hearts, around the Mango Sauce I put Barlean's swirl in Pina Colada and Chia seeds at the bottom.  Yummy!
Made with LOVE!


 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mini - Smoothie Bowls

  Have a couple friends over for tea and don't know what to serve them? Does it need to be exciting and different?  How about a Mini-Smoothie bowl?  The good news is you can make them according to their dietary needs if you have to.  I made all three the same but they make for a great conversation starters as well and they taste SO good.   Enjoy!
 Ingredients:

 1 cup fennel, cut-up
1 cup kale
1 cup parsley
1 green pear
1 scoop Amazing Grass Brand Wheatgrass
1 cup pear juice
6 ice cubes
2 Tablespoons Barlean's Fish oil

Method:

Blend altogether and in a high-powered blender and poor into small bowls.  Decorate each with whatever fruits, nuts, dried fruit or whatever your little heart desires.  XOXO (I used, walnuts, dried papaya cut into hearts, sprouted almonds, pears cut into stars and blueberries).
Already!
Lilly, is finished with her hike!




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