I've been missing all my foodie friends for the past month. Wow, life sure takes you around un-expected curves at times. No matter what happens, I still have to feed myself and my family. I have two recipes for you today.
Amazing Chocolate smoothie
1 cup coconut water ( I used 1/3 cup coconut water and the rest plain water)
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen sour cherries
4 tbsp chocolate hemp protein (or your choice of protein powders)
1 tbsp raw cocoa nibs (optional)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp chia seeds ( I used 1 tbsp of 'Perfect Chia'
Blend and add a few ice cubes as needed. This comes out very thick. You'll think that you are eating/drinking a fancy chocolate milk shake, but no dairy. (chia is gluten free) Makes about 3 8oz cups.
Baked Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Almonds
2 cups quinoa
1 medium onion, diced
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup toasted sliced almonds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
5 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
We made this with a few changes. Didn't use the parsley. Cut the salt to 1/2 tsp. Used homemade beef broth since that is what I had on hand. I used 2 sweet potatoes, could have even used more. My son is going through a love sweet potato phase and he can't get enough of it.
Next week is my volunteer week. I will be spending the week preparing food for 50 elite and ravenous runners and the hoard of volunteers. It always is loads of fun, but very tiring. I'll try and remember to get photos for you and post them next weekend. Lots of hummus and the broccoli salad (see link in upper left hand corner of my blog) that they can't seem to get enough of.
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