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Superfood Summer Smoothie

Kickstart your summer mornings in to shape with a powerhouse smoothie! With spinach, blueberries, green tea and ginger in the mixture, this smoothie undoubtedly earns its “Superfood” title.  Feeling ambitious?  My favorite part about smoothies is that it’s easy to swap or add in additional ingredients! I’ll enjoy this smoothie all summer long as a post work-out go-to or as an on the go treat! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Superfoods Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed (organic)
  • 1 sm frozen banana, slice before freezing
  • 1 cup frozen berries, unsweetened (blueberries were used in the photo)
  • Fresh ginger root (1/2″ slice)
  • 1/2 cup Kefir or Greek Yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 cup chilled green tea (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Love what you taste? Check out the original recipe on SkinnyMS. for detailed directions and more healthy and tasty finds. Can’t get enough? Follow SkinnyMS on social media – Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Millet n’ Veggie Breakfast Tacos from Eating Clean

Spice up your morning with a breakfast taco that can be styled two different ways. All too often, a grab n’ go granola bar doesn’t quite meet each level of the food pyramid. If you’re looking for an ideal jumpstart to your morning – try this recipe for Millet ‘n Veggie Breakfast Tacos from Amie Valpone, editor-in-chief of the new cookbook Eating Clean. A filling combo of veggies and grains, these Millet tacos can be expected to serve 4. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

Millet ‘n Veggie Breakfast Tacos: Two Ways

Serves 4

An excerpt from Eating Clean:

This filling combination of whole grains and veggies will keep you satisfied long until your next meal.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 7.25.16 PMIngredients

  • 1½ cups cooked millet
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 gluten-free whole-grain tortillas (corn-free)
  • 1 recipe Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard or Portobello Mushroom and Red Pepper mixture (see
    below)
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage1 large ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, thinly slicedSea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cumin Cashew Cream Sauce, optional
  • Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, optional

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine the millet, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside. Make one (or both) of the Flavor Options. To assemble, warm the tortillas on a baking sheet in a 350°F oven or in a dry skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Place the warm tortillas on a platter or on individual plates. Divide the millet among the tortillas. Top each with either the Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard or the Portobello Mushroom andRed Pepper mixture. Top with the cabbage, avocado slices, scallions, and salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a dollop of the Cumin Cashew Cream Sauce and/or a drizzle of the Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, if desired.

Flavor Options:

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWISS CHARD :

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash (1⁄4-inch cubes)
  • ½ bunch Swiss chard, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the squash and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes. Addthe remaining ingredients and cook until the chard has wilted, about 2 minutes. Keep warm.

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM AND RED PEPPER:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 large portobello mushroom, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into long strips
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch chipotle powder
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced radish, for garnish

In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms in a single layer. Cover and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the bell pepper, cumin,salt, black pepper, chipotle powder, and remaining oil, if needed. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through, stirring often. Garnish with the radish. Keep warm.


amievalpone1Meet the chef! For more about Amie, her new cookbook Eating Clean, and this recipe, you can find Amie on our Chef Spotlight Page. Additionally, you can keep up with Amie on her Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more inspiration! 

 


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Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to shift your palette accordingly. Mediterranean meals are an ideal way to introduce garden fresh delights back in to your weekly meal rotation! Keep this recipe in mind as you look to incorporate your garden’s bounty or farmer’s market finds into your recipes. This Mediterranean Three Bean Salad is best enjoyed as a side or as a main meal! Enjoy and Happy Cooking! medsalad

Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

Ingredients

Vegan, gluten-free
Serves about 6 
For the Salad:

  • 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 15 oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Love what you taste? You can find the original recipe on The Garden Grazer for detailed preparation instructions. Can’t get enough? You can keep up with The Garden Grazer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken

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Homemade gourmet is a definite do – and something that you can accomplish too! If you’re looking for a protein packed dish to serve the family, look no further than this Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken from Chef Hicham at Hilton Head Health. With a variety of fresh flavors and tastes, this recipe is anything but boring. So, shake up that repetitive weeknight menu and stun your family’s tastebuds with this Mediterranean twist. Enjoy and happy cooking! Be sure to let us know how this dish worked for you and your family by sharing in the comment section below!

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Chicken breast, sliced with pocket for vegetables and ingredients
  • 1 oz. Spinach, steamed
  • 2 T. Mushrooms, sautéed
  • 1 T. Sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Goat cheese, crumbled5 each Pine nuts
  • 1/4 oz. White truffle shavings (from can, use minimal per serving)
  • 1/2 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper

Directions: 

1. Prepare ingredients that go into the chicken breast and set aside.
2. Layer the ingredients in the chicken breast as follows:

  • 1 oz. cooked spinach
  • 1 tsp. goat cheese
  • 1 T. sundried tomatoes
  • 2 T. mushrooms
  • 5 pine nuts
  • ¼ oz. White truffle shavings

3. Season stuffed chicken breast with a small pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Pan-sear each side of the chicken breast until golden brown.
5. Finish chicken breast in oven until finished.

Nutrition:

  • Serves: 1
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed chicken breast
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Protein: 27 grams

Like this recipe? Check out Chef Hicham’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo! Or, taste the delicious food in person atHilton Head Health.


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Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Loving this find from Executive Chef Josh Tomson! Whether you make this for an upcoming Meatless Monday or a weekend get together, you’ll love this healthy alternative. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Quinoa Black Bean Burger

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 onions small dice (cooked)
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 4 cloves mashed roasted garlic
  • 2 zucchini shredded & squeezed
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 4 tsp tamari or Japanese Dressing
  • 4 oz oat flour or more oil for frying

Directions:

Drain and rinse the beans, blend ½ in a food processor. Add cooked quinoa, finely diced onions and zucchini along with curry powder, cumin, vegetable stock powder, tamari, roasted garlic and oat flour. Mix carefully with your hands or with a fork (hand mixing recommended). Form patties. Bake 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees. Sear to order in preferred healthy cooking oil.


Check out Executive Chef Josh Tomson’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo and be sure to follow The Lodge at Woodloch on Facebook and Twitter!

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Inspired by the fruits to come from the new 65- tree Orchard at The Lodge at Woodloch’s Blackmore Farm, Executive Chef Josh Tomson shares his favorite Apple Cider Vinaigrette – perfect for finishing a salad of fresh greens.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup canola or blended oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

Place vinegar, cider, mustard, honey, thyme and shallot in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Check out Executive Chef Josh Tomson’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo and be sure to follow The Lodge at Woodloch on Facebook and Twitter!

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An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Berry Coconut Milk + Honey Popsicles

Yes, we may only be a few days in to August but school supply shopping is somehow becoming a reality. Summer’s sunny days seem to have flown by, but before you prepare the kids for their first day of school soak up some more summer by preparing this frozen treat! With healthy ingredients and a yummy taste you won’t be able to help indulging in a popsicle yourself (or two.)  If you took a peak at the ingredient list below, you’ll notice this recipe calls for coconut milk and water. This tropical pair has been making waves in the food trend market and created a health food frenzy as their popularity increases.  Also, if you are benefiting from the last pick of blackberries this season feel free to add them in to the mix too, they’ll be right at home with the blueberries and mint! Enjoy and happy summer!

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Berry Coconut Milk + Honey Popsicles

Ingredients

serving size: 12 popsicles

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
24 mint leaves
4 cups coconut milk
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2-1 cup granola

 

View the original recipe on Apartment 34 for a step-by-step guide to preparation. Want more? The lifestyle blog Apartment 34’s ultra trendy content is available on several different social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.