Green smoothies. Seems you can find green smoothies on nearly every healthy lifestyle\food blog out there. They’re so popular, and there are so many versions. And for good reason.
Green smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re quick to make, tasty, and great to take with you on the go. They’re a great option to skipping breakfast. They’re full of nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. Now that’s a real drink to your health!
My husband and I have been drinking green smoothies for breakfast for a few months now. I love the idea of getting at least the majority of my daily fruit and vegetable intake in a glass in the morning. That gives me a jump start on my day’s nutritional intake. And honestly, it just makes me feel proud of myself. Is that crazy? Maybe to some, but not to me. My green smoothie makes me feel great – like I’ve got a secret I haven’t let everyone else in on or like I’ve got a jump on the rest of the people around me, an advantage.
Yeah, that’s kinda crazy.
For the month of April, Fredericton Family Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center is sponsoring a green smoothie challenge. I go to the center regularly for chiropractic and naturopathic care. Everyone there is so knowledgeable, friendly, and personable, and the level of care I receive from these professionals has made serious improvements in my life, as well as in the life of many of my friends and family members. They also offer therapeutic massage therapy. Really, the center is like a one stop shop for health and wellness. They’re amazing.
I am so blessed to have such good people in my life. I have so many amazing family members and friends surrounding me, and I am very thankful for each of you, truly.
I am also blessed and thankful that you share some of your best recipes with me. I am always so honoured that you might pass along a family recipe that I can enjoy with my family and share. Thank you all so much – both for the recipes and your friendships.
This recipe for curry cauliflower casserole is one such recipe. Passed along by my good friend Rxist, this recipe was an instant hit in our house. I’m already anxious to make it again. Thank you Rx, for passing along a family favourite, one I know my family will continue to enjoy. It was a challenge not to polish off most of it in one sitting.
With a nice curry flavour and creamy texture, this cauliflower casserole is warming comfort food. It makes a lovely side to main dish. In fact, I’m picturing it right now snuggled up next to some leg of lamb at Easter dinner. We enjoyed it this past week next to some wild salmon.
I’ve been dreaming of making this carrot soup for some time now. I have really come to love soup, even though my husband isn’t so crazy about it. That means that I can enjoy a whole batch for my lunches this week.
This creamy carrot soup recipe is dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. The creaminess comes from light coconut milk, instead of the regular dairy cream found in cream soups.Brightly orange coloured, this soup will make a lovely side to an Easter dinner, a time I always look forward to celebrating with my family.
Growing up, Easter was always one of my most favourite weekends of the year. Our Easter bunny always put on a great egg hunt, something we continued to do into adulthood at my parents’ house on Easter Sunday morning. The egg hunt always had to be expanded to a new degree of difficulty every year too.
A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
On this day we celebrate all things Irish, I thought I’d share a recipe I’ve kept under my lucky green hat for a while now – a recipe for Guinness Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. This is a moist, delicious cake, complimented nicely by the cream cheese glaze.
I’ve actually converted this recipe into a donuts today, but I’m posting the original cake recipe. To make donuts instead, just bake in a donut pan (about 10-12 minutes per batch).
I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we do.