Avo Almond Joy Smoothie

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This avocado almond joy smoothie is what I would call my version of a green goddess smoothie. It is creamy, rich, sweet and feels like an exotic treat, and it doesn’t stop at your taste buds, but offers bundles of benefits for your health. It is loaded with vitamin C, A and is also big to boot on calcium, all from the mighty power of the kale alone. It also has you covered on potassium as the avocado in it packs an even bigger punch in this department with 35% more than that of the banana. And if I haven’t convinced you yet just how good this smoothie is for you then you can be sure that your immune system will thank you this winter when flu season hits and you are sipping on the oodles of immune boosting vitamins in this smoothie, all while giving yourself a sweet treat. So here’s to takin’ care of yourself and feelin’ good! Continue reading

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Vegan MoFo 5: Super Simple Coconut Squash Soup with Cauliflower and Carrots

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I love the fall and I am getting so excited about all the awesome veggies that come with the change of the season to colder weather; asparagus, squash, kale and lots of comfort food. Soups and pies are at the top of my list for cold weather comfort food. They just feel good, they warm you up on a brisk day, require so little effort, and the best part is that you can stock the freezer up and pop them out whenever you’re short on time or just feeling energy shot. Continue reading

A New Healthy Twist on an Old Classic: Mac ‘n Cheese Take 2

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This recipe really just happened by pure chance this weekend. We got home from taking grandma out for the morning and needed to make lunch, and of course we wanted something fast and simple. I had a look around and in the fridge for what we had and, on a whim, I thought ok sweet potatoes, good, asparagus, good. . . and finally pasta, good too, so that was the combination! We had just bought some orzo pasta with grammy this morning so that was settled, now for the sauce: a rich, creamy and spicy sauce made with sweet potatoes and to complete it some crunch was needed, and that was covered with my asparagus! Lunch could be ready in 10, I was ready to roll! Continue reading