Banana the Bully

hey all,

it’s been an awfully busy semester at school and I have to admit that I have not been as kind to my body as I should be. I still make green smoothies at least 4 times a week with some greens and the frozen fruits that are on sale that week. I just have not been as committed to my health for the rest of the day or even the weekends. I usually tell myself I don’t have much time to take a break from school and go home and make a good meal. I’ve been either bringing ready-made organic soup by Imagine (the butternut squash is my favorite) and have also been eating a butt-load of PB&J sandwiches to quickly fill me up.

it seems I have almost given up on living as consciously as I would like. it’s just a matter of time I hop back into it, though! promise.

one last thing I wanted to address was bananas. I’ve been consuming bananas like it’s my job for as long as I can remember, but I think something has happened recently. I’ve been experiencing tummy aches not long after I consume bananas. my roommate was the first to tell me that my aches could be caused by the consumption of bananas every day and sometimes even more than once a day. I decided to give them a rest for about a week and I couldn’t believe it. no more tummy aches! does anyone know what could be causing this sudden discomfort? I’d be happy to hear from you!

so far, I’ve only read online that it could be an allergy. anyone else have another idea?

i hope everyone has a great long weekend. 🙂

 

 

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Falafel

yummy yummy!!

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“Unlike most of America’s other favorite fast foods, falafel is rarely attempted at home, which is a shame, since it’s very simple to do, and even a relative novice like me can get some very decent results. One word of warning: you do need to know you’re going to have a craving for this a full day before you actually want to eat it.”

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Falafel

yummy yummy!!

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“Unlike most of America’s other favorite fast foods, falafel is rarely attempted at home, which is a shame, since it’s very simple to do, and even a relative novice like me can get some very decent results. One word of warning: you do need to know you’re going to have a craving for this a full day before you actually want to eat it.”

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strawnana & friends smoothie

it’s been a while since I last posted. life has kept me incredibly busy over the last several weeks. however, I have still been making smoothies almost every morning! I just don’t document all of them. 

this particular smoothie has been my favorite recently — it’s just so fresh and tasty!

here’s what I put together:

  • 1 banana
  • a handful of strawberries
  • 1 pear 
  • 1/2 cup of original rice milk
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice 
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder 
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries 

mixing rice milk and orange juice might sound funky but it blends together well! i didn’t want to add all orange juice because I felt my smoothie would’ve been too sweet and sugary. the rice milk adds to the creaminess of the smoothie, too. 

  
and it’s such a pretty color!

  
cheers 🙂

kick your cold to the curb with tea

hey all,

fall is well on its way in canada, which means shorter days and colder nights. the weather has been gloomy where i live and everyone around me is catching a cold! i’ve been doing everything i possibly can to stay healthy. i wash my hands almost all the time, i eat healthy, sleep well, and drink plenty of water. i haven’t been posting any new smoothie recipes because i haven’t had the time, and i usually stick with a few signature smoothies that i can easily put together during my busy week at school and work.

i have, however, been researching a few ways to boost my immune system and i’ve come up with a combination that works for me and tastes good, too.

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • a dash of cayenne pepper

feel free to play with those measurements. like i previously said, i’ve done a lot of research and some experimenting with different types of ingredients and recipes i’ve come across online. there are no real rules to making a tea that works for you!

Oh She Glows inspired smoothie

hey all! I’ve been away because I went to Prince Edward Island with my guy and his family. It was absolutely beautiful!    

 I had a wonderful time, however I came back with a small cold. My cousin let me borrow her copy of Oh She Glows and I found an awesome smoothie recipe that would help me fight my sickness! 

It requires oranges, ginger, cayenne pepper, and a few other ingredients. It tastes delicious and hopefully it’s just as good at getting rid of my cold.   

cheers!

mango banana smoothie 

I’ve never been the one to be afraid of mixing fruits and veggies in a smoothie. in my opinion, the greener, the better! 

I love this smoothie for its creamy texter, vibrant color, and refreshing taste. I added: 

  • 1 organic banana 
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 1/2 cup organic spinach
  • coconut water 

    
then I added my boosters:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon cacao
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • green tea extract

 I blended it all together and took on my morning. 

so simple, i’m in love! 

millet, stir fry, chickpeas, oh my!

today’s post will be slightly different. I wanted to share what this week’s food haul looks like and wanted to show you a few recipes my guy and I have cooked this week!

  
I did some research on different kinds of vegan recipes and winged my meals from the several websites I came across. 

  
pictured above is a lemon-garlic millet and beet salad. I added some sriracha for some spice. I also made balsamic portobello mushrooms with sun dried tomatoes on the side. 

  
i found an easy peanut sauce recipe online and made a stir fry with it! I used red peppers, mushrooms, red onions, and kale in this. 

finally, my guy has been experimenting with Thug Kitchen, a vegan cookbook. he really enjoys the spiced chickpea wraps from the book!  

  
I’m lucky he’s such a good cook. it also makes it so much easier that our diets are alike! 

berry cool smoothie 

hi all! 

I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been out of town and left my NutriBullet behind. I hope everyone’s had a wonderful weekend. 

I had a lot of great things happen to me, including winning morethangreens giveaway! I’m more than excited to try out some new vegan recipes. 🙂

This morning I whipped out my frozen fruits and greens for a quick fix before going grocery shopping. 

I’m calling it the “berry cool smoothie” because of how cold and refreshing it is on a warm day!

  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 handful frozen cherries
  • 1/2 frozen organic pear 
  • 1 cup frozen organic spinach
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder 
  • cold coconut water 

Mm-mmm!

mango orange smoothie 

hey all!

I wanted to try something new today and so I decided to put together a few ingredients I hadn’t thought mixing before! they’re very simple but very tasting all together. 

here’s what I assembled!

  • 1 organic orange 
  • a few frozen chunks of mango
  • a handful of cranberries
  • a handful of organic spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of goji berries
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder 

I used plain water instead of coconut water today, too. 

I’m so happy with the way it turned out! it tastes fresh and is a nice little wake-me-up. 🙂

  
cheers!