Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Healthy is GOOD?!?!

YES! I have had a few requests for my Green Smoothie recipe, so here it is.

4 oz. frozen spinach
2 C. frozen fruit (I get the mixed bag at Sam's that has peaches, mangoes, strawberries and pineapple, but any frozen fruit will work)
1 T. flax meal
about 2 C. HOT water (you want hot water or your smoothie will be really hard to blend)
1 ripe banana

Put all of your ingrediants in the blender and let it rip. We love these. We have a big blender, so we actually double this recipe every day.

And...for my nighttime snack. This is something I eat almost every night. They are SO good and SO addictive. Good thing they're so good for you!

Roasted Chickpeas

2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed (i get the S&W low sodium ones, but the Bush brand is also good)
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 425.
Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Place them on a towel on top of a baking sheet (I use a big cookie sheet). Dry them and then take the towel away. Lightly spray with olive oil.
Put in oven and cook for about 30-45 min. Stir them every 15 minutes and rotate the baking sheet.
When they are crispy, take them out put them in a bowl and add 2 t. curry, a dash of garlic powder and a pinch of chili powder. If you want them more spicy, add more chili.



Anonymous said...

Perfect. Thank you. I'll let you know after I try them.

Elizabeth said...

Trying then today. Not sure what the kids will think of the green, but they're pretty adventurous so we'll see.