To Berry & Nut Spinach Salad

This salad comes together really quickly and is perfect in the summer when berries are in season, or in the winter when you are ok with paying a little more for berries because you are having withdrawal symptoms (the latter is how I currently can be classified). I just make sure to stretch that bursting berry flavor through as many meals as I can (:

Use for a complete dinner or lunch and mix it up with your choice of berries and nuts!

I made mine for lunch today and prepared a second for my lunch tomorrow!

Ingredients:

1-2 cups spinach

1/2 grilled chicken breast, cubed (omit or replace with tofu if you are vegan or vegetarian)

1/8 cup of blueberries, red raspberries and blackberries

3 dates, chopped

1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds

1/8 cup pecans, chopped

1 tsp. flax seed

1-2 Tbsp. balsamic, pomegranate vinaigrette, or other light dressing that goes well with berries

Directions:

Top everything on your bed of spinach and enjoy!

Cheers

n

 

To Blueberry-Banana Green Monster

This is my second Green Monster and it too was delicious. Not sure if I liked the ‘Peppy’ Carob Green Monster better because they play on different taste buds but nonetheless you should try both!

This Green Monster is great because in addition to all the green power you get from the spinach, you have banana (good source of potassium and aid in belly fat loss, and blueberries – those little blue guys that pack a mighty punch when it comes to anti-oxidants (has one of the highest values for fruits).

With all those delicious ingredients, there is no way this smoothie can’t be bad way to start your morning so give one a blend!

Ingredients:

2-3 cups spinach

1 cup soy milk

1 banana

1/2 cup blueberries

1 Tbsp. Flax

3-4 ice cubes

Directions:

Add into a blender (flax, spinach, banana, blueberries, milk, ice) and give a swirl. Angela from Oh She Glows recommends that order so that the flax and spinach are weighted down by the other ingredients and don’t stick to the sides of the blender. I have an inverted single serve blender so I just put my ingredients in reverse order of and it worked perfectly!

What are you waiting for, join the Green Monster Movement (:

Cheers

n