I love smoothies. Green smoothies, in particular.
While I was in Playa del Carmen, Mexico last month, I found myself flocking to the lobby bar each morning after breakfast. Most partons at the lobby bar were ordering their morning mimosa or mojito, and then there was me ordering my Spa Life Smoothie.
Smoothies are a great way to soak up many nutrients in a short amount of time. They are one of my favourite snacks to enjoy each morning. They are great alternative to that extra cup of coffee. Offering that same great pick-me-up effect while also hydrating your body.
If you love green smoothies, you will want to tuck this recipe into your back pocket!
1 cup spinach
1 ripe banana (the more brown sugar spots, the better)
1 cup pineapple
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup coconut water
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
Note: If you are looking to enjoy this as a breakfast on the fly, add in a 1 to 2 tbsp of hemp seeds, chia seeds or flax for added protein and fiber.
If you love smoothies, you will want to add this Very Berry Pomegranate Smoothie to your smoothie regime.
Cooking dinner with the kids should never feel like a hassle. It should be fun. Sure, the kitchen may end up a little messier than it might have been had you not had little hands assisting you, but let's face it - the mess is worth seeing those proud, happy faces.
Tacos are one of those meals that many families love to enjoy on a regular basis. My family is no different. Each Tuesday, we sit down to enjoy our weekly taco night. However, we also like to up the ante from time to time and cook up some Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes; an amazing hybrid of a fast-food favourite. The Crunchwraps bring together all of the awesome toppings that one would normally dress their taco with, but adds a flavourful punch of queso and one heck of a crunch.
This meal may not be one for the calorie conscious. However, you can rest assured knowing that by preparing this fast-food favourite at home that you have more control over what quality ingredients you add to the meal.
I can guarantee you that once you make this recipe at home you will steer clear of ordering Crunchwraps as takeout for the unforeseeable future. They're so delicious that your family won't even know that you skipped the takeout!
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning (or 2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning)
1 jar nacho queso
1 small tub of sour cream
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 hot house tomato, chopped
1 cup Tex Mex or Mexicana Shredded Cheese
1 bag bite size round corn tortilla chips
1-pkg large tortillas
Cook ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain off fat. Add in taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water, simmer until all the liquid aborbs. About 10 minutes.
On a large tortilla, spread a couple tablespoons of your queso in the middle of the tortilla. Top queso with 1/4 to 1/3 cup ground beef. Place 4 or 5 round corn tortilla chips on top of the meat. Lightly cover tortilla chips in sour cream, and top with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Take a 1/4 of a tortilla shell and place it on top of all the ingredients and fold the sides of your shell over it.
You can cook your crunchwrap supreme one of two ways. You can cook it on medium heat on a George Foreman Grill for 2-3 minutes until golden brown or you can place the crunchwrap supremes seam down in a frying pan and cook over medium heat, 1-2 minutes each side until golden brown.
Nothing beats cooking meals at home that are better than takeout! If this meal tickled your fancy, then you will want to check out this better than takeout Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki recipe.