Wednesday, December 7

It's very easy being green

Here are a few very easy "green" recipes. Due to a holiday party last night I slept MUCH later than usual and was still able to throw the smoothie and beet green salad together before I left for work.

Kiwi green tea smoothie

8 oz brewed green tea
2 kiwis
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp agave or honey
Ice (you can make ice cubes out of almond milk for a less diluted smoothie)
I also added a handful of kale as I try to sneak it in whenever I can!

Beet green salad (a great way to use beet tops if you buy raw beets)

1 bunch beet greens
1/4 cup onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp olive oil

Remove heavy stems, tear leaves into bite-sized pieces
Sautee onions in olive oil, add garlic
Add the beet greens. Gently toss in the onion mixture until greens are coated and cook until wilted.

Brussels sprout salad

12 brussels sprouts
4 oz shredded parmasean cheese
1/2 cup toasted walnuts in pieces (cook over the stove 5-8 mins on med heat)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsps apple cinder vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt & pepper

Shred the brussels sprouts in a food processor, mandolin or chop with a knife.  Toss the sprouts in a bowl, top with toasted walnuts & grated cheese.  In a small jar, add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and mustard with a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Put a lid on the jar and shake it up. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir thoroughly.

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