Here are 5 of my super simple and tasty breakfast, lunch, or snack smoothies you can make in a blender, Magic Bullet, or Baby Bullet. Bonus: They're vegan, gluten free, and can also be used as baby food. Smoothies can be a great way to pack a ton of daily essentials into one meal.
Instructions For All of the Smoothies Below
Simply chop up the ingredients, pour about a cup of water in your blender, and then put in all the ingredients and use the smoothie or blend function. It’s very important to chop the ingredients beforehand, so that you don’t wear out your blender too quickly. Each recipe makes enough for three to four smoothies, depending on your appetite.
Smoothie One: Healthy, Hearty, and Fruity
One pink lady apple, a handful of baby carrots, one banana, ten spinach leaves without stems, two kale leaves, a handful of blackberries, one cup of strawberries, one-half cucumber, one lemon (peeled), 1 orange (peeled), one Roma tomato, a handful of black Chia seeds, and a tablespoon of flaxseed powder
Smoothie Two: Lots o’ Kale Yumminess!
Five kale leaves, an orange, one cup of strawberries, one cucumber, two bananas, one handful of black Chia seeds, and one tablespoon of flaxseed powder
Smoothie Three: Citrus Berry Splash
One orange, one cup of strawberries, one cup of blackberries, one handful of black Chia seeds, one tablespoon of flaxseed powder, one banana, one Roma tomato, one kale leaf, and one-half cucumber.
Smoothie Four: Fruit & Veggie Sweetness
Two bananas, one cup of strawberries, a handful of blackberries, a handful of black Chia seeds, a tablespoon of flaxseed powder, one orange, one Roma tomato, one sliced raw sweet potato, a handful of baby carrots, one kale leaf, and one lime
Smoothie Five: Green & Hearty Burst
Two bananas, one Roma tomato, one avocado, one scoop of green superfood, one mandarin orange, one lime, one cup of strawberries, 1/4 cantaloupe, a handful of baby carrots, one tablespoon black Chia seeds, one tablespoon flax seed powder, and one nectarine
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It's party or Super Bowl time and you need snacks and appetizers to feed all those hungry people in your living room. Seven layer dip is a great way to fill up bellies. Many Super Bowl recipes are not vegan. This one is! This is one of those great party snacks that really could be a meal to some. I've tasted many varieties of the seven layer dip. Some have been good, some have been alright, some have been not-so-good, and none ever had anything really special that made me want more. So, I came up with my own Super Bowl or party dip: Mama's Seven Layer Dip (or Eight).
Ingredients for Mama's Seven Layer Dip (or Eight):
The first step in making Mama's Seven Layer Dip (or Eight) for your Super Bowl or other party is to make Mama's Spicy Guacamole. Leave some extra pico de gallo for one of the dip layers. This creates the eighth layer and is optional. You'll also need to heat up some refried beans. Adding in some salsa can create a nice flavor. Now that you have those two steps done, you're ready to make Mama's Seven Layer Dip (or Eight). From this point, it's actually pretty easy.
You will now need to get out a 9 x 12 glass cake pan. The bottom layer in Mama's Seven Layer Dip is the refried beans. Spread those across the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle some shredded vegan cheese and black olives atop the refried beans and put it in the oven for a couple minutes, until the cheese melts.
Next comes the guacamole and then the vegan sour cream. After that, comes the salsa. If you want homemade salsa, follow the pico de gallo recipe, except at the end, place all the ingredients into a blender. Now take the pico de gallo, mix some shredded lettuce (or your favorite leafy greens) in and sprinkle that atop the other layers. You can also sprinkle some extra shredded vegan cheese and add some extra vegan sour cream to the top for effect. That makes the layer numbers change though, so if you're a perfectionist, go with the first option!
That's it! Now serve with your favorite tortilla chips and eat!
* This recipe serves 8, but can be doubled, tripled, etc.
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