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Sunny Avocado Boat
This may be the quickest snack ever. Better yet, it’s full of healthy fats that will keep you feeling full.
3 tablespoons broccoli sprouts
1/2 tablespoon roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Fill center of the avocado with sprouts. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Serves 1.
Apple Celery Salad
Bright and full of crunch, this simple salad is low-carb, vegan, paleo and gluten-free. The perfect way to boost your afternoon energy without caffeine!
1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 purple onion, very thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, very thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 drops stevia
6 fresh mint leaves, very finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, toss together sliced apples, onion slices and celery. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, stevia and mint leaves. Drizzle over apple mixture, tossing to coat with the vinaigrette. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Serves 2.
Quick Cauliflower Fried Rice
Who needs carbs when you’ve got cauliflower? This dish tastes just like fried rice, but there’s not an ounce of rice in it! Serve it with teriyaki chicken or your favorite Thai food as a healthy side that’ll have you feeling like you just ordered take-out!
1 small head cauliflower
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots mixture (or edamame and carrots)
3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 cloves garlic
1 large egg
1/4 cup green onions
Remove the core from the cauliflower, then chop the florets into thin slices. Place in a food processor, if desired, and pulse just until the cauliflower has the texture of rice.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower, frozen peas and carrots, soy sauce and ginger to the skillet. Cover and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 5–7 minutes.
Crack an egg into the skillet, stirring and mixing the egg into the cauliflower mixture with a spatula or wooden spoon until the egg is fully cooked. Stir in green onions. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
Very Berry Lemonade
Rather than sipping sugar into your bloodstream with high-fructose frozen lemonades, make your own power-packed frozen Berry Lemonade smoothie at home!
2 cup blueberries
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup (125 ml) sparkling water
1/2 cup (125 ml) water
Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately over crushed ice. Makes 2 cups.
Avocado keeps smoothies naturally creamy…without any of the cream! This recipe is as delicious as it is good for you. With natural fats and sugars, you’ll level your energy all day long!
1/4 pineapple, peeled and cored
1/4 cucumber, peeled
1/2 head romaine lettuce
2 cups (500 ml) water
Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 2–3 cups.