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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mon. Jan 7th

Carrot Creamsicle Smoothie with Breakfast!

Daily Tidbit:   New Smoothie today:  Carrot Creamsicle (pictured above).  I thought it would be hard to get that smooth creamy texture using raw Carrots, but it wasn't at all!  I like trying different fruit combinations and getting at least one Veggie in there too, but all my Smoothies have one thing in common:  they are all made with Yogurt.  I like the creamy texture and flavor, but the real reason I always use it is to build up my family's immune system.  In fact "Eating yogurt could be the key to staying healthy during the cold and flu season" according to this article, which concurs with lots of other articles I have read over the past months...check it out:


Carrot Creamsicle Smoothie
Plain Oatmeal with Cinnamon & Walnuts

Breakfast:  Oatmeal with Cinnamon & Walnuts with Smoothie
1/2 cup plain Oatmeal (uncooked),  microwaved with 

1 cup Fat Free Milk
2 tbsp chopped Plain Walnuts &
2-3 shakes of Plain Cinnamon on top
5 oz Carrot Creamsicle Smoothie (recipe below)
Regular Coffee, sprinkle Pure Ground Cinnamon, splash Fat Free Milk


Lunch:  Shell Pasta with Tomato Meat Sauce, Peas & Mushrooms
1/2 cup Shell Pasta mixed with 1 cup Sweet Peas, 1/2 cup Mushrooms & 1 cup Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef

topped with 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
Cherry Coke Zero


Snack:  1/3 cup lightly salted mixed Nuts (Pistachios, Pecans, Peanuts & Almonds), Water


Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chip Nachos
Black Beans + Avocado + Homemade Fresh Salsa
Dinner: Nachos
Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips toasted with Part Skim Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese, served with:
1/2 cup Black Beans, 1/2 cup homemade fresh Salsa (recipe below) & 1/2 Avocado, sliced  
Mandarin Orange Seltzer

Fuji Apple

Dessert:   1 Local Fuji Apple, Water



Carrot Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe:

Into blender put:

8 Baby Carrots & a splash of OJ

Puree until smooth, then add:

1 cup Fat Free All Natural Vanilla Yogurt
1 cup Orange Juice (minus what was used with the Carrots above)
2 Bananas

Blend and serve!


Homemade Fresh Salsa Recipe:
Into Food Processor put:
1 Jalapeno (seeds and all if you want the heat!)  
1 clove Garlic

Process above two items and then add:
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes  
1 large handful Cilantro  
Juice from 1/2 Lime  
1/4 large White Onion  
1/4 large Red Onion Salt, to taste

Process and stream 1 -2 tbsp EVOO in while processing.   


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