Hello there! And Happy Thurz Day! Today I am featuring a recipe that I created for a breakfast beverage. My goal was to pack a lot of nutrition in a drink. Have a look at the main ingredients:
The small chunk of root is fresh turmeric. It is expensive, so I use it sparingly. The larger root is ginger. I try to get a little turmeric and ginger every day, usually by putting a small amount of the dried spices in some hot water in the morning. There is also an assortment of leafy greens – spinach plus two types of kale – blackberries, and a Meyer lemon. I added a little aloe vera juice and coconut water as well. Here it is ready to go:
The color was kind of strange, but here it is blended:
I tried to get a little artistic. I like the open blinds in the background and the waving flag.
6 large blackberries
1 Meyer lemon
3/4 cup baby spinach
1 leaf each – curly kale and Tuscan kale
1/4 inch each – peeled, chopped ginger and turmeric roots
1/4 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup coconut water
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and drinkable. You will feel energized!
As a P.S. – I wanted to share last night’s dinner plate:
This includes a falafel burger, tahini sauce, hummus, and babaganoush, and a whole wheat pita – all from Mrs. Green’s Market. I put the mixed salad together, and the dressing is a simple, home-made lemony dijon vinaigrette. The cauliflower is oven-roasted with a little olive oil, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and salt and pepper.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to put together a well-balanced, nourishing, vegan meal!
Enjoy your day!