1. I made my delicious spinach smoothie again this morning. It was unlikely to fall on the seat of my car at this point, so I grabbed at the opportunity to snap a shot!
Click the photo to link back to the recipe.

    I made my delicious spinach smoothie again this morning. It was unlikely to fall on the seat of my car at this point, so I grabbed at the opportunity to snap a shot!

    Click the photo to link back to the recipe.

  2. Spilled spinach smoothie = broken heart

    I would have loved to have shown you all my delicious spinach smoothie I had this morning but unfortunately most of if is on the front seat of my car. Can I say.. Typical Monday morning! It was delicious while it lasted though so here goes..

    • 1-2 cups spinach
    • 1/2 Greek yogurt
    • 1 tbsp chia seed
    • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
    • 1 frozen banana in chunks
    • Splash of your choice of milk
    • A “squeeze” of agave if desired
    • Ice if you like your smoothie a bit thicker (you will have to add more liquid in this case)

    Blend it all up and drink it all down and hopefully yours doesn’t end up all over your car, and subsequently, your mittens because they are the only thing to clean it up. =/

    PS. You don’t always have to give an arm and a leg, or scour the health food stores for your superfoods. Both my hemp hearts and chia seeds can be found at Costco. They definitely are Costco-sized though, so make sure you will use before you buy to minimize waste. =)

    EDIT: got a chance to snap a shot of my unspilled fav. Follow the link through to catch a peak pre-blended. =)

    http://so-city.tumblr.com/post/18871927946/i-made-my-delicious-spinach-smoothie-again-this

  3. Whole Wheat French Toast with Berry Compote
If you need something to impress your sweetie for valentines day but are looking to still squeeze into those specially-purchased unmentionables, I have exactly what you need. In fact, in the short time it takes for this lovely little brunch to cook, you can just throw an apron over top have a quick bite and get straight back to working off all those chocolate-induced calories!
Prep time: <5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
French Toast
4 slices whole wheat bread
8 tbsp Liquid Egg white or 2 Large Egg whites
1/2 cup Almond Milk (other milk substitutes or nonfat milk will do)
2 tsp cinnamon
Compote
2 cup frozen or fresh berries
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch or other thickening agent
2 tsp splenda or other sweetener
1. Mix together egg whites, milk and cinnamon in bowl.
2. Prepare nonstick pan by spraying with nonstick spray such as Pam, over medium heat.
3. Drench individual bread pieces and place in pan. By the end, all the liquid should be used up by the bread.
4. While the french toast is toasting, begin the compote. Heat berries over medium heat in sauce pan. In seperate bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Allow berries to heat in their own juices for about 3 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture slowly. You should see the compote begin to thicken. The more mixture you add, the thicker it will become. Do this to your desire consistency. Reduce heat.
5. Add splenda to compote to desired sweetness.
6. Serve compote over toast with icing sugar if desired.
Calories: 286
Note: I usually do servings for one but because I am a one of two this year, I jumped on that lovey-dovey bandwagon and doubled it up. I ate my first batch on my own, and it was just as enjoyable.
Happy Valentines Day!

    Whole Wheat French Toast with Berry Compote

    If you need something to impress your sweetie for valentines day but are looking to still squeeze into those specially-purchased unmentionables, I have exactly what you need. In fact, in the short time it takes for this lovely little brunch to cook, you can just throw an apron over top have a quick bite and get straight back to working off all those chocolate-induced calories!

    Prep time: <5 minutes

    Cook time: 10 minutes

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    French Toast

    • 4 slices whole wheat bread
    • 8 tbsp Liquid Egg white or 2 Large Egg whites
    • 1/2 cup Almond Milk (other milk substitutes or nonfat milk will do)
    • 2 tsp cinnamon

    Compote

    • 2 cup frozen or fresh berries
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch or other thickening agent
    • 2 tsp splenda or other sweetener

    1. Mix together egg whites, milk and cinnamon in bowl.

    2. Prepare nonstick pan by spraying with nonstick spray such as Pam, over medium heat.

    3. Drench individual bread pieces and place in pan. By the end, all the liquid should be used up by the bread.

    4. While the french toast is toasting, begin the compote. Heat berries over medium heat in sauce pan. In seperate bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Allow berries to heat in their own juices for about 3 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture slowly. You should see the compote begin to thicken. The more mixture you add, the thicker it will become. Do this to your desire consistency. Reduce heat.

    5. Add splenda to compote to desired sweetness.

    6. Serve compote over toast with icing sugar if desired.

    Calories: 286

    Note: I usually do servings for one but because I am a one of two this year, I jumped on that lovey-dovey bandwagon and doubled it up. I ate my first batch on my own, and it was just as enjoyable.

    Happy Valentines Day!