RECIPE: Spicy and Sweet Smoothie

RazzberryProteinSmoothieWant to ‘spice up’ your smoothie routine? Have I gotta new brew for you! It’s berry season, so now is the perfect time to blend up this colorful treat.  Packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants and inflammation and bacteria busting ingredients, it’s the perfect thing for your whole bod–in both a waistline trimming and immune boosting way, so boom! Mix it up!

In a blender combine:

3 frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana, chopped

1/2-1 cup arugula

1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger

1 handful of cashews (~10-15)

dash of red pepper flakes

1 cup filtered water

Voila!

RECIPE: Simple Sating Yogurt Meal

Need an easy go to recipe for breakfast or something to sate the sweet tooth after dinner? Give this yummy concoction a go.  Use a coffee mug instead of a bowl to keep portion size reasonable.

Yogurt and Berries

I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s Organic European Style Whole Milk Yogurt. Yes, it’s got a high fat content, but it’s made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free milk and is about as creamy and delicious as you can get in a plain yogurt. Add berries, chopped organic apples and nuts and seeds to boost the flavor and nutrition. Try just yogurt or add cinnamon and local honey if you need a sweet treat that tackles allergies too*.

Skip the low-fat yogurts, they won’t keep you full and have loads of added sugar or cancer-causing artificial sweeteners to make up for removing the fat.  Flavored yogurts are filled with sugar and syrups. Better you make your own flavor by adding the fruit of your choice that is in season and delivers the nutrients your body needs.

This simple dish makes a fantastic breakfast, snack or dessert for you and your kids.  Remember, your kids eat what you do. So eat how you should. Lots of plants, limit packages!

 

*many people find dairy actually causes or exacerbates allergy symptoms, so consider a almond or hemp milk and chia seeds in lieu of yogurt if you find this is true for you!