Happy Friday + more greenery ~ birdie to be2

Friday, May 20, 2011

Its Friday!!! I have a couple recipes from this past week.

Green Machine
(adapted from Cookie and Kate)
1 mango
2 cups kale
1 lime
1 small handful of cilantro
3/4 cups almond milk
2t ginger
Green Spice Protein Shake
(adapted from Clean Teen Kelsey)
1/2c pumpkin puree
1 cup almond milk
1t cinnamon
1t ginger
1t nutmeg
dash of sea salt
1t agave
2 big handfuls of spinach
Topped with blueberries & shredded coconut... YUM

Lastly, lunch yesterday (and today!) It was so good. Fresh ingredients & very healthy and filling!
Colorful Cumin Quinoa Salad
2 servings
1/2c quinoa
1/2 chicken breast (or 1 small breast)
1 mango
1c black beans
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup cilantro

1T lime juice
1T extra virgin olive oil
1t cumin
pinch of sea salt

Today... we substituted cucumber for avocado, added about 2T of mint and a small handful of spinach.
Underneath this lovely array are black beans & spinach.
Pardon my Tupperware, its 'to-go.' :)

Have a lovely weekend! xo


  1. I really need to invest in a blender especially with summer around the corner!

  2. Yum! Your smoothies look great. I love the idea of adding mango or pumpkin puree. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yummy!!! I want a juicer so bad! Whenever I visit my mom she always busts out the best juices & smoothies! I am definitely sharing these with her :) thank you for stopping by chartreuse & a twist!

  4. Awesome! I love all three of those and will definitely be giving them all a try this weekend. Thanks:)

  5. looks like you're going well with this diet! so many vibrant colours in your food too :D
    hope u had a lovely weekend :)

  6. yumm that lunch, especially the quinoa and avocado, looks delicious!

  7. kale is so trendy these days. i've never tried it. I am curious about quinoa- never tried that either. The dish you have here sounds good!

  8. Oh YUM! I love kale in shakes. And as chips, and stir fried...I just love kale ;)

  9. The cumin quinoa salad looks delicious!! And so healthy too!

    Star Hughes Living


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