I made this smoothie because I was looking for an earthly green taste that wasn't too overwhelming. I always default to kale for greens in my daily green smoothie, mainly because it's very cooling and so good for you. However, every now and then, I like to subtitute Chard for Kale. Chard is high in vitamin K, which has been linked to bone health. The romaine and citrus from the lemon tone down the chard a bit so you can still indulge in your greens without that strong taste.
Pear-a-Mint Smoothie (Pear, Romaine, Chard, Mint, Parsley, Lemon)
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This is one of my favorite recipes. It's easy to make, packed with nutrients and a great local calorie comfort food option. Tomatoes are high in vitamins A, C, K and also a great source of beta-carotene, which is great for your skin. The red peppers are also high in C's and add a great mild-spicy kick. What's not to love!?
This recipe is vegan, no cream or cheese needed but it's still pretty creamy. Let's be clear--I am BIG cheese fan, but I've cut back a lot on my cheese in take that few years, which has helped me stay in balance. I try to avoid eating cheese when I can. I find that when I order tomato soup at a restaurant, it's typically packed with heavy cream and cheese. Before I got a good blender I thought the only way to make a creamy soup was to add lots of cream to it. Thanks my blendec blender, making soups and sauces is quick, easy and much healthier. #teamblendec
Since the soup comes out creamy every time, I am less likely to add cheese. But if you want something creamier, adding greek yogurt is a healthier alternative when you want a heavier soup. Enjoy!
Who am I and do why write this blog? Each time I ask myself that question, I find that I have so much more to learn and discover. "Who am I" is an ongoing process, and just when we think we've figured it out, life has its way of throwing us a ton of curve balls-but that's why its called a journey.
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