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Green GOODNESS Smoothie Bowl

recipe for this delicious, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and loaded with superfoods, green goodness smoothie bowl.

I just got back from Wanderlust (in Tahoe, CA) and I’m missing it dearly as I edit my video diaries of it for you guys. Can’t wait to share all the gems I learned this past weekend with you – be sure to subscribe to GoSweetandSkinnyTV so you don’t miss a thing! The first video will drop tomorrow afternoon and I’m going to let you in on my biggest BREAKTHROUGH of Wanderlust! SO exciting!!

One thing that I am happy about now that I’m home is getting to make myself delicious smoothies again. There’s nothing quite like homemade food after a few days of living off festival food, albeit pretty damn healthy festival food at that but nonetheless, there is something comforting about my own blender. :)

Here’s the recipe for this EPIC green goodness smoothie bowl I whipped up for breakfast this morning. Enjoy!

Green GOODNESS Smoothie Bowl

1 cup of coconut- almond milk

5 leaves of Romaine Lettuce

1/2 of an avocado

1 cucumber (minus seeds and skin)

1 green apple

1 large tbsp of nut butter

Topped with: chia seeds, hemp hearts and unsweetened coconut flakes

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Summer Superfood Salad

summer superfood salad  This salad was spur of the moment inspired when I got invited to a potluck picnic in Central Park! I wanted to  bring something hearty and satisfying while also being fun and summery. Whenever I get invited to a potluck anything, I always try to bring something I’d be happy eating as entire meal just in case there’s nothing else I can eat there. Luckily, that wasn’t too much of a concern for this picnic because I was with some other health savvy ladies but it’s become a habit of mine. Most of the ingredients in here are things I picked up from the local farmers market a couple days before. I decided to do a “cooked” salad because I’m pretty sensitive to raw vegetables (have a lot of trouble digesting them) so I try to switch it up when I can and incorporate lightly steamed or sautéed vegetables when I can.  This summer superfood salad is not only good for you, it’s delicious and despite it being light and summery will really satiate you and leave you feeling satisfied. Try it yourself and feel free to mix up the greens and berries with whatever is in season for you right now!

Summer Superfood Salad

1 cup cooked quinoa (I added a little basil + oregano while it was cooking)

2 cups of kale lightly sautéed in 1 tsp of macadamia nut oil (or coconut/olive)

3 baby spring onions diced and lightly sautéed with the kale

1/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts

3/4 cup  of fresh blueberries

3 whopping tbsps of hemp hearts

all seasoned with garlic, onion powder, and oregano.

I didn’t add any dressing to it because I honestly enjoy how the natural flavors compliment each other while still keeping it very light and airy. Great, easy-to-make dish to bring to your 4th of July BBQ or just your work for lunch on any given day! Hope you enjoy this summer superfood salad as much I do but feel free to post your own inspired variations of it in the comments section below!

Fried Green Tomatoes

Even vegetarians and vegans need to be a little naughty sometimes and I just couldn’t resist sharing this decadent southern classic that my friend (and fellow Taste gal), Rebekah Faulk whipped up for her wonderful blog Some Kinda Good. I think these would be a wonderful veggie friendly addition to your superbowl apps and because they’re a little naughty, you’ll still feel like you’re indulging with boys without having to chow down on buffalo wings or those baby hot dogs. Now, of course, if you want to make them even healthier, you can try baking them instead of frying them. Same prep just put them on a parchment lined baking sheet at 375 degrees and then once they’re cooked, maybe sautee them in a pan with a little bit of coconut oil to get the outside crispy! However, I wasn’t about to mess with greatness, so I left Rebekah’s recipe just the way it was for you here. Enjoy!

FriedGreenTomatoes

Some Kinda Good’s Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients
3 Large Green Tomatoes
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup self-rising flour
2 Teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Vegetable Oil for frying
Green Onion for garnish, optional

Directions:
Slice tomatoes about ¼ of an inch thick. Place them on a flat surface and season with salt. Transfer the tomatoes to a colander and allow them to drain in the sink for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a cast iron skillet or 10-inch frying pan with vegetable oil halfway full and set over medium heat. The oil will be ready for frying when sizzling occurs after gently sprinkled with water. In a small dish, use a fork to combine the cornmeal, flour, Old Bay, salt and pepper. Dredge the tomatoes in the flour mixture on each side. Roll the sides of the tomato in the flour mixture too, to ensure an even coating. Shake off any excess before dropping the tomato slices into the hot oil. Fry the tomato slices until golden brown, turning once during cooking.  Remove them from the oil and drain on paper towels. Garnish with green onion.  Serve warm with Ranch Dressing if desired.

Rebekah Faulk is a Georgia food writer and Statesboro-based TV Personality. A Season 2 contestant on ABC-TV’s The Taste, she blogs at SomeKindaGood.org, a Southern, coastal food blog highlighting East coast restaurant reviews and Lowcountry-inspired recipes. Follow her on Twitter @SKGFoodBlog or on find her on Facebook

 

Carrot Ginger Squash Soup

 

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It’s absolutely frigid in NYC right now and as much as I do absolutely love my juices and smoothies, sometimes in the winter it just gets too darn cold for them! When this kind of chill strikes, I always turn to soups to heat me up and nourish me. This carrot ginger squash soup is not only delicious, it’s super easy to make and packed full of nutrients to give you energy and keep you warm! (It’s also vegan! psssh don’t tell!)

Carrot Ginger Squash Soup

Sauté 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1 tbsp fresh ginger and 1 clove minced garlic in 1 tsp olive oil for 3 minutes in medium pot. Add 1 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth, 1 cup frozen butternut squash cubes and 1 cup of carrot slices. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. With a hand blender, puree until smooth; if desired add broth for thinner texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

My Favorite Salad!

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After a month of hotel living and room service/take out eating, I could not wait to get back to NYC, my apartment and my kitchen! My body was craving something delicious, fresh and healthy. Yes, your body will actually start CRAVING that after you feed it too much heavy, restaurant-y food! I didn’t eat like a total heathen, I mean this is ME we’re talking about but fair enough to say I had a couple more cocktails than usual and indulged my love for mexican food more than once while on the west coast. So first night back and all I can think about is making a salad! Seriously, starved for a salad with home-made dressing for a change. Now, don’t get me wrong, I can not wait to start making some season fall dishes, but it was almost 80 degrees in NYC when I got back (total bummer for fall-obessed me) and so I thought it fitting to have my favorite salad just one more time before pumpkins, cranberries and apples take over my culinary life. Spinach, strawberries and brie, it’s a little naughty but very nice, all of my favorite things combined to make a very easy, simple and delicious salad. Enjoy!

MY FAVORITE SALAD

SALAD

2 handfuls of baby spinach

5 small strawberries, sliced

small handful of crushed walnuts

5 slices of brie, chopped into fourths

 

DRESSING

1 tbsp dijon mustard

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil (I used basil infused)

pinch of salt

1 tbsp of fresh strawberry (or any kind of berry) preserves

 

 

Sweet Summer Green Smoothie

          I don’t know about you but I’ve been on a HUGE smoothie kick all summer long. Seriously, when we got that crazy heat wave in NY I pretty much lived on smoothies because I couldn’t bare thinking of consuming anything that wasn’t cold and liquid. Smoothies are great for breakfast, I love making one after a workout or yoga sesh in the morning and taking it on the go with me as I start my day! I also confess that I do love smoothie pics on instagram. It’s so fun (for me atleast) to see what other people are concocting up. I mean, I’m sure we all enjoy a little of trial and error with our handy blender but sometimes it’s just nice to make something you KNOW is going to taste good! So when I saw my girl, Sarah, posting crazy yummy looking smoothie pictures and found out that they were made with some of my favorite super foods, well I just had to see if I could share them with all of you! Lucky for you, Sarah is a sweetheart and sent me over recipes and pictures right away! So get excited, this smoothie is total green gloriousness and amazingly good for you! Rev up those blenders…
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Sweet Summer Green Smoothie
- 1 layer of kale leaves
- 1 layer of spinach
- 1 in. chunk of ginger peeled and cut up
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- half of a peach (cut up)
- 1 tsp. flaxseed
- 1 TBS Sunfood Maca Powder
- 1 scoop GNC Lean Shake Key Lime flavor
- 1.5 C almond milk (unsweetened)
And blended along with ice, of course.

Vegan Mac + Cheese

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In reality this dish is quinoa + cheese, but it really scratches the itch for it’s naughty alter ego mac and cheese! This stuff came out creamy and amazing, it’s SUPER easy to make and a definite MUST TRY!

VEGAN “MAC” and CHEESE
1 cup of water
1/2 cup quinoa
4 slices of Daiya cheese
1 tbsp of vegetable oil spread

Boil your quinoa in the water, and stir it around until most of the water has evaporated. Now add in your vegetable oil spread, tear up the slices of daiya cheese into your saucepan and mix everything together. I even added some chopped avocado after this picture was taken to kick it up a notch but it’s pretty delicious either way!

Fruity French Lentils

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I LOVE LENTILS! Seriously. In the winter lentil soup is one of my favorite comfort foods and now that it’s hot outside I needed to find a lighter, more summery way to enjoy my lentils! Inspired by a recipe I found in The Kind Diet, these Fruity French Lentils are the perfect way to enjoy my favorite beans all year round! Enjoy these at home with some Cauliflower Steaks and salad or bring them to a barbecue as a great vegan/vegetarian alternative dish. They are sure to be crowd pleasers!

FRUITY FRENCH LENTILS
1/2 cup of lentils
1 cup of water
6 large strawberries, cleaned and chopped
2 tbsp of fresh chopped basil
2 tbsp of fresh chopped parsley
1/2 cup orange juice (I made mine fresh with a juicer)
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
a pinch or two of salt

In a saucepan, combine the lentils and water and let boil, mixing the lentils until all the water has evaporated. Chop the strawberries and place them in your orange juice while your lentils cook. When the lentils are finished, drain out any excess water and add in your basil, parsley and OJ’d strawberries. Gently fold the berries in and top it off with your balsamic and salt before your ready to serve. This a delightful light lunch on its own or side dish but can also be combined with some tofu or seitan if you would like something heartier!

Raspberry Key Lime Protein Smoothie

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It’s a scorching 90 degrees in New York City today and I was itching for something light and cold for lunch after running around to meetings all morning so I whipped up this delicious and refreshing protein and fiber packed concoction! Give it a whirl this summer!

Raspberry Key Lime Protein Smoothie
1 cup coconut milk
6 ice cubes
1 lime, chopped and skinned
1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
4 scoops of Adonia Key Lime Pie fat free frozen yogurt
4 tbsps of vanilla hemp protein powder (Manitoba Harvest)

Blend it all together and top it off with a lime for a little added festiveness! This delicious smoothie has 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber!

Summer Avocado Salad

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                Nothing says summer quite like colorful, light salads and this Summer Avocado Salad certainly fits the bill! I have been having some fun lately trying out various recipes for upcoming projects and I fell in love with this one! It’s perfect on it’s own as a light starter for your summer backyard dinner party or you can serve it with whole pita chips as an appetizer. Enjoy!

Summer Avocado Salad

2 Avocados (or one avocado per person)

3/4 of a mango chopped

1/4 of red pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1/4 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 cup of grape tomatoes, sliced

1/4 of a cucumber, skinned and chopped

1/4 of a red onion, chopped

“Dressing”

juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1/2 a lime, 1 tbsp of Olive Oil and a pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in one bowl, cutting and slicing your avocados last (so that they don’t brown prematurely), mix up your “dressing” in a separate bowl and then toss it in with all the veggies and fruits. Serve either as a dip with whole wheat pita chips or in a fun glass (like I did) as a creative, light starter for your festive summer dinner party! Tastes so fresh and so summery, you’re going to love it!

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Meatless Monday

Have you been tossing around the idea of going meatless this Monday?! Even if you haven’t till you read this post, I hope now you are. I understand the overwhelmingness of giving up meat for a lifetime or maybe even a couple months but how about for just one day a week? I’ve already written a post about why this is a fabulous idea and all the benefits you’ll reap from just one day off meat, so if you haven’t read that, check it out here.

Alright, so now you know why going meatless one day is a great start (or you skipped the article and are taking my word for it)! The great thing about going vegetarian for one day a week is that it allows you to experiment with all sorts of different food choices you might normally pass over for some chicken or steak! However, I often find my carnivorous friends struggling to eat anything more than carbs when they first try this out and that’s no bueno! So to make your meatless Mondays even easier, every Monday I’ll be posting a meat free meal plan full of easy practical options for you to indulge in and start your week off right! Of course you needn’t follow it exactly if you have some yummy meat free ideas of your own add them in! And please comment below and let me know some great things you’ve been eating!

Meatless Monday Meal Plan #1

Breakfast:
Oatmeal with almond milk, fresh berries and sprinkled with chia seeds
OR
Fresh green juice (if your one of hose people who aren’t very hungry in the morning)

Lunch:
A nice big bowl of lentil soup
OR
A make-it-yourself salad (but what about protein?! Lentils, kidney beans, black beans, quinoa, edamame or grilled tofu are all great protein packed salad add ons!)

Dinner:
Feeling decadent? Try my skinny eggplant parmigiana recipe
OR
Quinoa with sautéed spinach, onions, asparagus, zucchini, whatever veggies your heart desires..

Snacks:
Almond butter with sliced apples
Carrots or broccoli with hummus
Kale chips

Yay!! Your going to make it through this meatless Monday and maybe even find you enjoy some of these meat free options more than you’d ever imagine!

 

 
 

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Vegan Mexican Dinner

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I literally just finished chowing down on this vegan mexican mountain of deliciousness! I’m so stuffed but so pumped to tell you about how you can easily make this little vegan dinner (or lunch) in your own home! I also want to say that EVERYTHING I used in this recipe was okay to eat during my detox, so you could even say this was a vegan DETOX dinner! I know, I’m blowing your mind right now, right? Anyway, I’ve got a wicked weakness for all things Mexican, with guacamole being at the very top of the list so I just knew I had to come up with some way of eating it without those greasy fried chips it always comes with! The quinoa, black beans and tofu provide you with a triple protein punch making this meal satisfying and good for you! You are going to LOVE this dinner whether your vegan, vegetarian or just had a cheeseburger for lunch, trust me.

VEGAN MEXICAN DELIGHT (DINNER)

1/4 cup of quinoa
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup black beans
tofu (I used a slice about the size of a chalkboard eraser and 1/4 inch thick)
adobo seasoning
2tbsp of Olive Oil
2 tbsp of chopped garlic

for the guacamole:
1 avocado
1/2 lime (for juice)
1 tbsp of chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp of chopped onions
two pinches of salt

It’s pretty self explanatory, put the water and quinoa in a pot and boil it till all the water evaporates and your just mixing quinoa. Then, add your black beans and fold them into the quinoa till they’re heated up. In a separate frying pan add your olive oil and garlic on low heat. Add chopped tofu to the pan and sprinkle with the adobo seasoning. I like to cook my tofu till it’s pretty golden brown but you can do it however you like. Now for the guacamole, in a separate bowl cut the avocado in half and then cut it down and across a few times, take your knife around the skin till all the avocado falls out into your bowl. Add your chopped tomatoes and onions, sprinkle with salt and squeeze your lime. Now just finish it up by folding all the ingredients together! I then take the quinoa and beans and place it down on the plate first, topping it with my sautéed tofu and finishing it off with a nice scoop of the guacamole! It is a vegan mexican masterpiece! (The portions here are for one person, so if your cooking for two just double everything and so on)

 

 

 

 

 


Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

SOME SUPER SOUP FOR YOU

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Now noone from Amy’s Organic Soups is paying me for this sweet publicity, but hey if you want to send me some free soup – I certainly wouldn’t hate it. I just felt that I needed to share this gosweetandskinny approved soup with you during this freezing cold flu season because I know sometimes we can all be a little to busy (or sick) to make something from scratch. So when that happens and your trolling down the aisles of your local super market, Amy’s offers a ‘just a good as homemade’ alternative for vegans and omnivores alike. Whenever I buy something pre-made I ALWAYS check the ingredients on the label and you should too! I’ve included a pictures of the label from my lentil soup and you’ll see why it’s clearly my favorite. A canned soup with REAL ingredients!? I can’t believe my eyes. This picture doesn’t really do the flavor justice, it’s a really yummy lentil soup and it’s got lots of good for you veggies and lentils in it to give you tons of fiber and protein. You won’t see a label that says NO MSG, NO BIOENGINEERED INGREDIENTS and NO PRESERVATIVES to0 often in the soup aisle so reach for some Amy’s and have one less thing to worry about because you can count on only putting the best ingredients in your body.

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Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

RECYCLING YOUR CARBS

Tis the season to indulge in a little comfort food, eh? Well one of my favorite splurges is an amazing penne a la vodka with shrimp from an italian restaurant by my apartment and this past sunday I decided to let myself have it! Now, in order to prevent myself from a mega carb binge, I also ordered a salad and made sure to eat a bit of that first so I wasn’t ravenous once I got to my pasta. Secondly, the size of the pasta dinner (as it is at most italian restaurants) was actually enough to feed me all week for dinner, so I had a average bowl sized amount and took the rest home. And now comes the good part- I recycled my penne a la vodka in to a delicious frittata that I’ll be able to eat all week long guilt-free because I loaded it up with protein and veggies!

PENNE ALA VODKA FRITTATA

The amount of eggs you use will depend on how large your pyrex dish is (mine took 8 eggs) but scramble enough eggs to fill your dish at least an inch or so and then add 3 tbsp of fat free greek yogurt and continue to scramble the mixture together.

Meanwhile, throw some baby spinach (three large handfuls), olive oil and garlic into a frying a pan on the stove and sauté that for a couple minutes. Pour the spinach and left over pasta in the pan and spread it out evenly. Now pour your eggs on top and feel free mix it up in the dish so that the eggs are mixed through out. Sprinkle a little reduced fat cheese on top (if you please) and stick that in the oven on 425 degrees for a about 20 minutes or till you see the top getting golden brown!

Enjoy! You can cut it into individual portions and eat it for breakfast all week! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

Black Bean Fiesta Burger


There is nothing I love more than a good homemade veggie burger, if you read my article on The Diner you know that I have a penchant for seeking out killer veggie burgers. So when I saw this recipe while flipping through the pages of fitness magazine, I knew I had to try it! Can you believe I had never even attempted to make my own homemade veggie burger before? Blasphemy! I know! Well this burger combines my beloved veggie burger with a splash of Mexican flair for a tastebud knock out. Eat up kiddies!

Black Bean Fiesta Burger
Makes four burgers

1 15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 cup of finely crushed blue corn tortilla chips
1/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup of reduced fat grated cheddar
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 scallion finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 large hamburger buns (optional)
2 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 butter lettuce leaves (optional)

First, blend or mash your black beans till they’re a chunky puree. Now stir in your crushed chips, salsa, black pepper, cheddar, egg and scallions. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes then shape into four patties. Next, place the patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. When your ready to eat up your delicious creation simply put a teaspoon of oil in a large non stick skillet on your stove top. Cook each side till golden brown just like a regular burger and then remove from the heat. You can serve them however you like, on a toasted bun or whole wheat pita, I would probably just keep it on the butter lettuce and top with salsa and maybe a little more cheese if I was feeling naughty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

Carrot Ginger Soup

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Not that you have to wait till fall to enjoy this scrumptous soup but nothing makes me happier than a warm bowl of homemade soup on a brisk October day. However, when it comes to soups you can never be too careful, the canned stuff can come with an extra helping of sodium and preservatives, yuck! So here’s an awesome and quick recipe for a soul warming carrot ginger squash soup I found in Health magazine! It’s veggie and vegan friendly but mainly just a great healthy choice. You can also make a large batch and keep it in the fridge for a quick healthy afternoon snack .

Carrot Ginger Squash Soup

Saute 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1 tbsp fresh ginger and 1 clove minced garlic in 1 tsp olive oil for 3 minutes in medium pot. Add 1 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth, 1 cup frozen butternut squash cubes and 1 cup of carrot slices. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. With a hand blender, puree until smooth; if desired add broth for thinner texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

Sweet Little Potato

You know those mornings when you wake up just ravenous for some sweet carby treat?! It usually happens to me on the weekends or during that lovely time of the month. Well this is perhaps an unusual but totally satisfying breakfast idea for you to give a spin!

Sweet Potato with Almond Butter and Maple Syrup

Poke a medium sweet potato with a fork 3 times; microwave on high until cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Cut the potato in half lengthwise and mash up the insides a bit. In a seperate bowl, mix 2 tbsp of almond butter and tsp maple syrup and drizzle it over the potato! There you have it, quick and easy and loaded with good for you foods!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

IT’S PIZZA TO ME

In the six months I spent living in Brooklyn, I developed quite a pizza tooth, I’d guess you’d call it. I had never particularly cared for pizza till I lived in Bensonhurst and started ordering from the famous pizza joint from Saturday Night Fever.I couldn’t help it, I was a gone. My all tim favorite pizza they had was a vodka sauce pizza covered in mozzarella. Oh, just writing about it is torturous!

Anyways, so normally I’d say’ “order the pizza eat one or two slices and freeze the rest for another day” but I don’t live in Brooklyn anymore and the pizza here just doesn’t compare! So in an act of creativity and desperation, I bought some vodka sauce and decided to make a healthy, protein packed, skinny, almost pizza. It turned out delicious and guilt free! Just enough to get that fix, try it out!

SKINNY VODKA PIZZA

whisk 3 eggs or egg whites together and pour into a pam sprayed pan on your stove top (just like making an omelette). After you flip it and your pancake like omelette is almost done, spread some vodka sauce all over at your discretion and sprinkle it with your favorite low fat or fat free shredded cheese. Cook till the cheese is sufficently melted and enjoy! Your own mini protein pizza, guilt free and satisfying!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)

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Strawberry Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake

Yesterday, I had an amazing morning running the Damon Runyon 5K for Cancer at Yankee Stadium. My friend Julie and I raised money for cancer research and got to enjoy the exhilarating 5K course around Yankee Stadium, including two laps on the actual warming track right on the field. I had a blast and boy was I a ball of sweat when we finished! It felt great! However as soon as I got home (and after I jumped in a shower) I decided to whip up a protein shake for myself to hold me over till my early dinner plans. The random, absentmindedly made concoction came out so yummy I had to share!

THE PINK DRINK 

one packet of vegan vanilla protein powder (bought at Whole Foods)

1 cup of vanilla almond milk (but you can use coconut milk, rice or soy!)

1/2 cup or so of ripe organic strawberries

1/2 a tray of organic ice cubes

Blend away!! Also, feel free to add some Truvia or agave in there if you want it to taste more like a strawberry milkshake. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUMMER SALAD AND DRESSING RECIPE

So I hope you’ve all checked out my “Tuesday Tip” video about how to make this delicious summer salad but I figured I’d also post the recipe in case you don’t want to re-watch the video 20x as you make the salad and dressing (although be my guest if you do! ). I can not tell you enough how light and yummy this fresh blueberry and walnut salad is, I even made some grilled shrimp with garlic and olive oil tonight for dinner to mix in with the left over salad I had from making the clip. Total win for me! Folks, try this at home! ;)

BLUEBERRY SUMMER SALAD and DRESSING

For the salad combine the following ingredients in a large bowl and toss!

10 cups of baby spinach

2 cups of blueberries( or your favorite seasonal fruit)

1/2- 3/4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts

1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese

For your dressing combine the following in a small pyrex or pouring cup and whisk away!

2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp of blueberry preserves (or whichever seasonal fruit you’d like to use!)

1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

2 tbsp of chopped up chives

a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)