Eat Your Veggies?

Yummy Nutrient Dense Superfoods Smoothie

Happy Nat’l Eat Your Vegetables Day!

If you don’t like them, hide them in a fruit/berry smoothie! Great way to get your children to consume their veggies! 

I like veggies but I prefer them raw for health reasons and my favorite way to get raw veggies everyday is in a smoothie! But I don’t particularly enjoy veggie-flavored-smoothies, so fruit and berries are in there with added health benefits and yumminess!

I just posted to my online vasculitis support group a couple days ago how much better I feel when I have my daily nutrient-dense-superfoods smoothie! I had gone a few days without and felt run down. Had a smoothie and felt more energetic, less lethargic, had better mental clarity – and so of course I was happier!

It really makes a difference in how you feel! Smoothies are a great way to get your veggies everyday!

Get a good blender if you don’t have one and make it part of your daily routine!

My smoothie today has all organic, all raw: mixed baby super greens, broccoli, mixed berries, banana, pineapple, carrot, acai, watermelon.

I don’t taste the veggies! Sometimes at first I do, but after marinating for a few minutes, all I taste is fruit and berries.

Note: If your smoothie tastes too green, add more pineapple.

I use mostly frozen organics from Trader Joe’s. Convenient, affordable and produces an ice-cold smoothie!

I buy organic bananas and when they get nicely spotted, I peel and slice them and toss them in a container and freeze them. If you buy them already spotted, they are discounted and perfect for smoothies – and spotted bananas have anti-cancer nutrients that unspotted bananas don’t have! Most people don’t care to eat them once they’re spotted but they are wonderful in smoothies!

So are avocados! They make your smoothie smoother! And add health benefits!

Adding chia seeds and other seeds to smoothies is great, too!

Eat your veggies or drink your veggies! Fruit and berries too! You will feel better!

A superfoods smoothie is the healthiest energy drink there is!

But they are pricey away from home. Investing in your own good blender is a great way to have them everyday and not break the bank.

Other great resources for affordable frozen organics are Grocery Outlet (opening soon near me, can’t wait!), Walmart and Costco.

For fresh produce this time of year, support your local farmers market! It just feels good to shop at them!

For more tips on healthy eating without breaking the bank, go here.

This started out as a status update to just say: Happy Nat’l Eat Your Veggies Day! But I got carried away ♥️

4 Ingredient Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Wraps

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Wraps

When you love hazelnut and want a healthy, hearty, simple, quick snack; this yummy, four-ingredient recipe hits the spot!

It’s packed with omega-3’s, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and potassium! And it’s non-GMO and organic and you can make it gluten-free! Yes, there’s fats and sugar and carbs, but they’re the good ones and much less sugar than the average sweet snack.

Ingredients

  • Organic whole-wheat or gluten-free tortillas/wraps
  • Nutiva Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa: dark or classic (link at end)
  • Organic bananas, sliced
  • Organic chia seeds (link at end)

Instructions 

  1. Heat tortilla/wrap in pan over medium heat, flipping a few times until hot
  2. Spread with desired amount of hazelnut spread as shown in pic (nutrition info listed below based on 2 tablespoons)
  3. Top with sliced bananas
  4. Sprinkle with chia seeds
  5. Roll up like a burrito

Go here for tips on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank!

Enjoy ♥️ 

Nutritional info

Mission Brand Organic Tortilla: Calories 150, Good Fat 5g, Carbohydrates 24g, Fiber 2g, Protein 3g, Sugar 2g

Nutiva Dark Hazelnut Spread: (per 2T) Calories 190, Total Good Fats 13g (450mg omega 3), Total Carbs 18g, Fiber 4g, Protein 3g, Sugar 12g (40% less sugar than the leading non-organic brand)

1/3 Banana: Calories 37, fat 0, Carbs 9, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Potassium 150mg

Nutiva Chia Seed Organic Superfood: (per 1T) Calories 60, Good Omega-3 Fat 3g, Carbs 5g, Fiber 5g, Protein 3g, Sugar 0.