I’ve always wanted to try dragon fruit in a smoothie, but dragon fruit is pretty pricey. I recently found out many grocery stores carry it in the frozen aisle, and it is a lot more affordable this way.
Some of the health benefits of eating this super fruit are:
I don’t know about you, but when the seasons change, so do my habits and that includes the way I eat. For one thing, the weather is hotter. I’m usually more active with outdoor workouts, and also it’s hotter out! I tend to want to eat lighter, energizing meals that will keep me satisfied between meals.
It’s good to eat according to the seasons, because whatever happens to be in season will be more readily available and reasonably priced. What I’m loving right now is summer berries and heirloom tomatoes.
I’ve created 3 awesome recipes that you can make in just minutes! They recipes are vibrant in color signifying that they are anti-oxidant and nutrient rich. If you happen to try any of the recipes, please let me know!
My latest mason jar salad for the series on my YouTube channel is a Mexican inspired quinoa and black bean salad. It’s got so much flavor with the peppers, cilantro, lime and more. The salad is vegetarian, yet still filling and hearty thanks to the black beans and quinoa which happens to be a complete protein!
You will need:
1 quart sized Mason jar
Red wine vinegar
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
Cooked black beans
Cilantro, roughly chopped
Whisk together 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar, the juice of 1/2 lime, a dash of smoked paprika, oregano, and salt. Add to Mason jar first.
Add bell pepper. Next add 1/2 cup of cooked black beans.
Add 1 cup of quinoa which should be lightly salted.
Next add 2 tablespoons of roughly chopped cilantro followed by 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh salsa.
Last, add 1/4 cup cubed avocado. You can add a dash of sea salt oregano and lime to add additional flavor before closing mason jar to store.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When I start the morning with good choices, it is easier to follow throughout the day with more good choices. I’ve created 3 delicious and simple recipes that should suit you if you need something fast, or if you’ve got a little more time to treat yourself in the kitchen. Two out of the three recipes are completely vegan, and one includes eggs and leaves a lot of room for variation for your tastes.
I have created a mini frittata, smoothie, and avocado toast. I hope you will try out the recipes!
I’ve teamed up with my friend L’aisha who you may know as MakeupanBeautyJunkie to do a week of cleansing. It’s a great way to boost energy, metabolism, and kickstart the new season without getting sick. We’ve decided to do a one week raw food challenge. To make it easier with long days and hard workouts, we’ve opted to do raw food till 4pm, which gives us a chance to have a warm sensible meal for dinner. We will be doing vegan food at dinner time. We will be sharing our meals and experiences over the next 7 days, and we hope you will join us! Feel free to modify as needed!