Monthly Archives: February 2012

Simple Smoothie

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When I was recently sick, my husband started making me smoothies.  After many incarnations and me recreating it later, this is the one that emerged best, so far.  This smoothie is a great way to start the day or wonderful as post workout snack.  It is a wonderful source of protein and fiber.

Smoothie for 1:

  • Frozen cranberries (1/3 of a bag)
  • enough orange juice to cover the cranberries in the bottom of the blender
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 of a small carton (1/3 of a larger carton) of silken tofu
  • 1 tsp of stevia

Put cranberries and orange juice in blender.  Begin blending.  Meanwhile, peel banana and get out silken tofu.  Stop blender (scrape down sides if necessary) and add banana, silken tofu and stevia.  Blend till smooth.  Voila!  Easy and awesome smoothie.  The frozen cranberries make it cold enough for me.  If you want it colder, you can always add ice.

A Happy Accident, which I am calling Pizzadillas

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Last night we were going to make pizza, but when we went to open the pre made crust it was already moldy.  Instead a new creation was birthed.  This dish can be made in many ways.  It has a choose your own adventure feel.  So feel free to adapt this recipe and be creative.  When we realized the pizza crust was out, we opted for whole grain wraps that we had on hand, and this easy yet yummy creation emerged.

  • Vegan ground sausage
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Fresh Mushrooms (sliced)
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Vegan Mozzarella
  • Whole Grain Wrap

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   Sauté sausage in a pan (according to instructions).  On a baking sheet place a whole grain wrap.  Spread pizza sauce on half the wrap.  Add toppings:  sautéed sausage, spinach, mushrooms and vegan cheese.  Fold over wrap like a soft taco/quesadilla.  Use toothpicks to hold together if necessary.  Put in oven for 10 minutes.  And Voila you have a scrumptious yet healthy dinner.  The wraps crisp up nicely and act as a great canvas for your favorite pizza toppings.