Merry Mango Melange Salade

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delectable combination

red onion 1/2

fresh cilantro 4-5 stalks

blueberries 2 hand fulls

mango 1/2

Brussels sprouts( chopped) 4-5

tomato 1-2

1 clove of garlic

lime juice a few splashes

olive oil 2 tbls

white vinegar 2 table spoons

 

Wash and cut up the brussels sprouts into thin strips , toss in a bowl. Wash and chop up red onion, tomatoes and mango and add to the bowl.

remove the leaves from the cilantro , wash and chop.

In a separate bowl and the olive oil , vinegar and lime juice ( plus some salt to taste if desired.) mix and toss in the rest of the fruits and veg.

 

Ready to serve as a side or double up and enjoy yourself a nice big and refreshing  salad!

 

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Good Green Gravies …that’s a Good Smoothie!

Smoothie time!

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Simple

Toss the following items into a blender….

raspberries 1 hand full
half frozen bannana ( you only need half)
handfull of chopped kale
cacao nibs (2 table spoons)
almondmilk ( enough to cover

 

IMG_4958As always friends…. use your noggin’ !

When blending something tougher like KALE… you want to make sure to have lots of liquid. Suggestion! – Kale first…..add about half a cup of the almond milk  and blend until a smooth ish consistency is achieved. Now fire in the rest of the ingredients.

Why frozen banana?  Well for starters, if you buy more bananas than you can reasonably consume( me)  before spoilage occurs… freeze them and they will keep until you’re ready to eat. : )

A whole banana counts for two servings of fruit , therefore only using half reduces the caloric intake of your smoothie. Secondly  If you’re making a smoothie for one using half the banana will stretch your food budget( cuz bananas are sssssoooooo expensive ..eyeroll i’m sure , but hey when you’re low on funds every penny counts right?)

And last but not least adding frozen banana ensures a nice extra cold and delicious smoothie!!

Keep it smoove ; p

ENJOY