Sip and Savor
Smoothies and salads – the perfect combination of delightful greens and fresh fruits blended or tossed into a perfect harmony!
As the new year rolls in, we all tend to think of ways to improve our health and wellbeing. What better way to nourish yourself than with delicious smoothies and salads.
These two forms of eating your nutrients have been the talk of the town among the poetic crowd especially at the start of the year with big goals and resolutions! These are great places to start. Not only are they light and easy to make, but they are also packed with benefits for your body and mind.
Savor the Flavor – Salad Recipes to Liven Your Plate
Let’s start with salads, shall we? The beauty of salads is that they can be as simple or as fancy as you please. Salads are the perfect way to pack in a whole bunch of vitamins and nutrients in one delicious dish. You can add in things like leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies.
Don’t forget the protein – feel free to toss in things like grilled chicken, tofu, or a boiled egg. You always add more protein from greek yogurt based dressings. Let’s be real… the best salads are made from the best dressings.
Salad Freak by Jess Damuck
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Foreword by Martha Stewart
Greek Salad: A Classic with a Twist
You may have tried a classic Greek salad, but have you ever added quinoa to it?
Quinoa: whole grain rich in both fiber and proteins plus additional nutrients.
Cook some quinoa and toss it with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese. Then mix in some fresh herbs, like parsley and mint, for a burst of flavor.
For the dressing, it’s simple. Just whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic for a simple and tangy finish.
Sip the Summer With These Refreshing Smoothies
They’re quick and easy to make, and perfect for those who want a light and refreshing snack. There are endless possibilities when it comes to smoothies. You can make them with fruits, veggies, and even add protein powder for an extra boost.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Let’s start with a classic – the Strawberry Banana Smoothie. For this tasty treat, you’ll need one ripe banana, five large strawberries, a cup of Greek yogurt, and a splash of milk. Pop all those ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Feeling fancy? Toss in a handful of spinach or add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a midday snack.
Tropical Green Smoothie
This one is for all you adventure-seekers out there. To make this exotic drink, you’ll need one cup of frozen pineapple chunks, half a cup of frozen mango chunks, half an avocado, a handful of spinach, and a cup of coconut water.
Blend all those together, and voila! You’re transported to a beach in Hawaii.
Love these recipes? We recommend Raw Energy: Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body for the best whole foods and healthy advice for smoothie and salad clean eating.
Raw Energy by Stephanie Tourles
Raw snacks are nature’s original fast foods — easy to prepare, delicious, and bursting with the ingredients you need to stay healthy and energized on even the busiest days. Stephanie Tourles offers 125 simple recipes for mouthwatering trail mixes, smoothies, energy bars, juice blends, vegetable chips, cookies, and more. Made from unprocessed whole foods like nuts, fruits, vegetables, and grains, each of these snacks contain fewer than 250 calories and are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes.
We are proud of you! Keep being healthy with these smoothies and salads. You’re kicking butt. Next steps? Self-Improvement. Let’s go!