Carrots and chard are chock-full of vitamin A, which is important for healthy eyes and skin. Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which helps prevent bloating and is great for post-workout recovery. Chia adds protein and healthy fats.
3 cups Swiss or red chard
1 ½ carrots, cut into chunks (You can lightly steam the carrots to make a creamier smoothie)
3 cups water
1 cup almond milk (I used lactose free milk at my sister’s - it came out good!)
3 cups (375 mL) pineapple
3 tablespoons chia seeds
5 scoops of collagen powder (at least 20 grams of protein)
1. Place chard, carrots, and water in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again. I used frozen pineapple to make the smoothie cold, or you can serve over ice.
I love this delicious, portable breakfast. You can change it up by using the fruits and nuts you have on hand. It doesn't get much easier to have something delicious to eat on hand when you have a busy morning.
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seed (or 10 almonds)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries or strawberries
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a jar and let sit overnight.
This is a game changer for hard boiled eggs. Place eggs on a trivet in your instant pot/ pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 5 min on high. Release for 5 minutes and- voila- perfect eggs! If you soak the cooked eggs into an ice water bath for a few minutes, they will peel easily.
I can’t believe I haven’t made this before!
The incredible chickpea- full of protein and fiber, low in calories, chickpeas are a smart snacking choice. I tried this easy air fryer recipe and discovered that it satisfied my craving for a crunchy, salty treat. Of course, the seasoning possibilities are endless, for example, you could go for cinnamon and sugar if you're after something sweet. Another, not insignificant, plus is that chickpeas are inexpensive. It took under 20 minutes from start to finish, with almost zero effort. So, yeah, I'm sold!
Servings 3 people
Calories 126 calories
My favorite is Chili Lime seasoning
Important to note- it passed the kid test; the two in my kitchen gobbled them up. The one negative comment I have is they were a bit dry. This may be remedied by simply taking them out sooner. I will comment below to let you know how it goes next time. I invite you to do the same.
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