Newbie – Summer Recipes

 I LOVE summer foods! There is nothing better to me than a refreshing cold smoothie, a crunchy green salad, fresh chopped fruit or freshly grilled veggies! Oh yum, summertime!! I wanted to highlight some of my favorite recipes!

Peachy Green Smoothie


2 oranges peeled

1 cup rice milk or water

1 banana (fresh or frozen)

2-3 large handfuls of spinach

1 cup frozen peaches

Blend until smooth and sit back and enjoy!!! 

Meal on a plate- Salad


Choice of Greens (I used Green Leaf)

1/2 cup broccoli florets

1/2 cup beans (I actually did a mix of kidney and black)

1/2 cup brown rice

1/2 a red pepper, chopped

2 strawberries, sliced

E2 Basics Dressing:

2 TBS nutritional yeast

1 TBS tamari (or soy sauce)

1 TBS mustard (I prefer stone-ground)

Juice from 1 lemon, lime, or oragnge

1 TBS agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup

1 TBS wheat germ

Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl.  Store leftover in the refrigerator.

Grilled Veggie Kabobs

2 zuchini -cut into 2 inch chunks

2 yellow squash- cut into 2 inch chunks

2 yellow or red peppers- cut into 2 inch chunks

2 ears of sweet corn- cut into 2 inch chunks

1 medium red onion- cut into wedges

8 oz fresh mushrooms cleaned

3 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP fajaita seasoning

Mix olive oil and fajita seasoning together. Place chopped ingredients into 2- 1 gallon bags that seal.  Dump half the olive oil mixture into each bag of veggies and shake to make sure all veggies are well coated. Place in fridge to marinate. While the mixture is in the fridge, soak your kabob skewers in water for twenty minutes to prevent them from burning while on the grill. After the twenty minutes place the veggies on the skewers and grill.

serve with brown rice and a fresh green salad. 

* you can soak the skewers while chopping the veggies and throw them on the grill immediately without marinating the veggies.

Happy healthy summer!


Source: WFM 1-10

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