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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Baked Sweet Potato Fries



If you know me, you'd know that my favorite food in the entire world has to be sweet potatoes. I love sweet potatoes in pretty much all forms, but my favorite way to make them are by just baking them in the oven. Oh my they are so good. I've tried and failed many times on making these, but now this recipe is finally perfected in how to have them cooked perfectly, while still being low-fat.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Green Smoothie That Actually Tastes Good


Whenever I make a green smoothie, many people ask me if it actually tastes good, or if it just looks good. Let me tell you - this recipe is always a no fail with my mom and brother who say they can't even taste the greens. And making it a little thicker into a bowl makes eating this so much more enjoyable. There are no added sweeteners, and only require a few ingredients. Packed with protein, omega-3, fiber, and so much more, this recipe is my go-to for breakfast or after a workout. If you've never had a green smoothie, I'm sure you'll love this recipe even if you don't like spinach. 

Ingredients:
-1 frozen banana (it must be frozen when there are brown spots for the most sweetness)
-large handful of spinach
-handful of any frozen berries 
-1 T nut butter
-1/4 cup almond milk (more or less depending on if you want a bowl or drink)
-1 T hemp seeds
-1/2 T chia seeds
-any toppings you'd like!

Directions:
1. Put all of the ingredients into a high powered blender. I like to put the spinach in first, as it guarantees a completely smooth consistency.
2. Blend until smooth. If you're making a bowl, only add a little bit of milk in the beginning, and then add more or desired consistency. 
3. Serve with your favorite toppings or plain.