Green Coconut Almond Smoothie

I’ve been drinking green smoothies every morning for almost 3 weeks now. They have helped me increase my energy, my skin looks better, and I’ve lost 4 pounds without a diet change!

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Ingredients
2 tbsp coconut
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen spinach
1 scoop RAW Protein
1 tbsp Chia seeds

Instructions
Blend until smooth!

Spinach, Ginger, Grapefruit Green Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for those days you are craving a little spice!

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Ingredients
.5 cup coconut water
1 cup frozen spinach
1 inch ginger
1 tbsp chia
1 grapefruit
1 scoop RAW protein

Instructions
Blend grapefruit, then ginger, then other ingredients and blend until smooth

It’s a Green Tea Grapefruit Type of Day!

Last night was awful. The car died, I got lost, and I was so tired I brought home Burger King. Burger King! And I had an organic beef couscous salad planned. Oh well, I will move forward and make it tonight. The Burger King is making me feel a bit off and tired, so I wanted a light energizing shake today.

I decided on a green tea, collard greens, grapefruit and blueberry smoothie.

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Here is the recipe:

6 oz green tea
1 ruby red grapefruit
1 tbsp chia seeds
Handful of blueberries
Handful of frozen collard greens
1 scoop RAW Protein Powder

Instructions:

Add them all to a blender and pulse blend until smooth!

Delicious Green Broccoli Rabe Smoothie

This post was supposed to go out last night for recipe tuesday, but I fell asleep. I’m so sorry! Onto the recipe:

I eat a lot of kale, but I’ve started adding different types of greens into my diet. Broccoli Rabe is one of these vegetables. Full of potassium, iron and calcium, Broccoli Rabe is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables available.

For a quick and healthy breakfast, I made a Broccoli Rabe smoothie.

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Here’s what you need:

4 oz coconut water
1 large banana
3 oz kefir
.5 bottle of Mamma Chia juice (I used guava)
Handful of frozen Broccoli Rabe (roughly a cup)
1 scoop of RAW protein powder (or any type of protein powder, I like RAW Protein because it has sprouted protein)

Instructions

Place in ingredients in a blender and blend for a minute (or until smooth)

It tastes great and is super healthy, too!

Russian Cutlets Recipe

I love Russian Cutlets. When I was pregnant and visiting DH’s relatives in Russia, all I could eat were cutlets. Cutlets and rice. My morning sickness often got the best of me, and everything made me sick except for these little patties of meat and bread and borscht.

The following recipe isn’t an exact Russian Cutlet Recipe. My mother in law doesn’t really use a recipe, so it was a bit of an experiment — it worked out well!

 

According to DH, cutlets are a comfort food in Russia -- they definitely were for me when I was pregnant!

According to DH, cutlets are a comfort food in Russia — they definitely were for me when I was pregnant!

Russian Cutlet Recipe

1 lb of lean ground beef
2 slices of bread
1 egg
1 onion
.5 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Chop bread into small squares and soak in milk 
  2. Dice onion and saute with olive oil in a pan
  3. Beat egg
  4. Mix ground beef, bread, diced onion and egg together with your hands or spoon (Hands can be a lot of fun!)
  5. Using a tablespoon scoop out 2 tablespoons of meat mixture, roll into a ball, then flatten it — it should be 3/4 inch

Cooking
There are two ways to cook these: Steamed or Frying

Steamed:
My MIL steams the cutlets. To do this, get a double boiler, place water on the bottom, and cutlets on the top and steam

Fried:

I fry it (it’s easier for me since I don’t have a double boiler). I heat up a pan with oil and fry the cutlets until ready.

Serving: 

I serve this with a side of white rice, salad, and some type of greens. Oh, and DH says,” Don’t forget the sour cream!”

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