Here goes: high in protein, high in fiber, and the pesto (homemade from our basil bush) adds a great pop to flavor.
Thank you Dani Spies ... Here's the details from her site.
No need for a recipe: Throw the fruits in that you enjoy. I call mine the "Kitchen Sink Fruit Smoothie" - Blueberries, blackberries, apples, oranges, strawberries, some ice and whey protein. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy.
It's great for "breakfast on the run". Make it the night before, place in refrigerator, and just re-mix it in the morning.
By the way, the store-bought smoothies contain a lot of sugar and might not have real fruit. Make it at home.
As a healthy eater, I'm always "hunting and gathering" new foods to eat. I "discovered" quinoa about a year ago. In a word, it's delicious. It's easy to prepare (takes about 15-minutes cooking time) and will take on the flavor of anything you throw in it.
This version has: black beans, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, peppers (spicy, red, and green), artichokes, and onions. I also added cumin and cayenne pepper. It's a modified version from Allrecipes.
It's high in protein and fiber. And by adding all these other veggies and beans, it's a health-sensation! So, if you've never tried quinoa, go for it!
Oh yeah, since it's so filling, it can be a meal (I have it for lunch) or a side dish.
One more side benefit: One package makes a tremendous amount. So, put it in the refrigerator and warm it up in the microwave (about 45-seconds).
Cost: Frequently, I am told that healthy eating is expensive. The ingredients for this cost about $9.00. If I were to have this for lunch, this would serve about 5 meals. That's about $1.80/meal. Yep, that beats out a fast food junk meal.
This tasty treat can be a meal or a snack. It's very flavorful and delicious.
Ingredients: One high fiber wrap, hummus, veggies (peppers, mushrooms, etc.) You can eat the veggies raw or cooked.
This is just one example, of many, that demonstrate a healthy snack/meal can be easy to make and inexpensive.
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