It’s been so cold I wanted a taste of summer so went Super Simple and Simply Yum. Went with some basics, more raw and a tasty dessert with another ingredient I had not before used – buckwheat flower.
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This week’s menu:
- Breakfast: Anti-inflammatory Smoothie
- Lunch/Dinner: Pasta Salad
- Dessert: Buckwheat Zucchini Chocolate Cupcakes
- Water: Simply Citrus
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie: Went back to basics here. Spinach and Kale for my greens; a chunk of fresh ginger and another of fresh turmeric, a small fresh beet, a cup and a half of almond milk, just a dollop of almond butter, a bit of water. Blended that all in my blender and then added frozen pineapple and other frozen berries – blueberries, black raspberries and strawberries. I added a bit of Greek yogurt at the end and it smoothed it out nicely.
Pasta Salad: Kept it mostly raw but tasty. Bow tie pasta tossed with some of my faves…sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red and green peppers, a few slices of avocado and topped with a bit of fat free feta cheese. I added steamed shrimp as a protein. For the dressing I simply chopped up garlic and added it to olive oil, lemon juice and a sprinkle of a garlic and herb spice mix. I also added a bit of the liquid from the sundried tomatoes and from the artichokes. Very tasty.
Buckwheat Zucchini Chocolate Cupcakes: Found this unbelievably simple recipe at www.unconventionalbaker.com and decided to give it a try. Ingredients all go into the blender and poof….cupcake batter with all pretty good for you stuff – zucchini, dates, coconut cream, and maple syrup. The frosting is just as simple with much of the same ingredients. The full recipe is located here: https://www.unconventionalbaker.com/?s=buckwheat+zucchini+chocolate+cupcakes
Water: Simply citrus this time with orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime. So good and makes me feel so much better when I keep up with my water intake. Give it a try, tastes great and look pretty in the frig too.
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