Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cilantro Lime Black Beans

Yummmm! Slow cooked black beans are the way to go. They have so much more flavor than if you cooked them quickly. I served these over brown rice and with a small carrot and radish salad.


Ingredients:

-2 cans organic black beans (drained and rinsed!!)
-organic vegetable stock
-5 cloves minced garlic
-1 tbsp adobo seasoning
-1 jalapeno, minced
-salt and pepper as needed
-fresh cilantro
-lime juice

Directions:

-fill a medium saucepan with black beans and just enough stock to cover the beans
-add garlic, jalapeno, salt, pepper, desired cilantro and adobo and turn up heat to medium-high
-once beans begin to boil, lower heat to med-low and cover 
-cook for an hour, stirring occasionally and if beans seem to dry out continue to add vegetable stock

Top with lime juice and serve over brown rice or with lettuce wraps.

Enjoy!

-Joanna

Monday, February 10, 2014

Smoothie Challenge: Day 14

Delicious! I've made this one for the last two days because it's so simple and I didn't have to cut/prepare anything. That's always the best!

Ingredients:

-3 cups water
-2 handfuls mixed greens
-1 cup frozen strawberries
-1 cup frozen blueberries
-2 tbsp raw peanut butter (or almond butter)
-1 tbsp raw blue agave syrup (a natural sweetener)
-banana

Directions:

Always blend liquid and your greens first. Add remaining ingredients, blend and enjoy!

-Joanna

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Smoothie Challenge: Day 13

Yay! A New Year has begun and I'm ready to start some smoothie making. This was made in my NEW kitchen! We recently moved to the Dallas, TX area for my husband's work. We're so excited for this new and exciting chapter!

Today's smoothie was simple...as usual I blended the almond milk and greens first because the greens break up very easily.


Ingredients:

-1 cup spinach
-1 1/2 cups almond milk
-1/2 cucumber
-2 bananas
-1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy! 

-Joanna

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