Archive | July 2012

Organo Gold Latte Smoothie

One of my most fabulous and best friend has become apart of the Organo Gold Family. She’s doing quite well and now has enlisted her nineteen year old daughter. This is where I come in. I’ve inherited her daughter for the summer. She and my daughter are thick as thieves and have made my little Venice pad their home for the summer. In able to help my inherited daughter out with her new business and me being the eager little scientist/chef that I am, I came up with this delicious smoothie using her Organo Gold latte mix and my awesome NutriBullet.  The teenagers LOVED it! …

Ingredients:

  • Organo Gold Latte Packet
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • ice
  1. fill ice 1/2 full in nutri bullet cup
  2. add milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and latte packet
  3. screw on pulverizing blade and blend until smooth

Enjoy your smooth and creamy delicious and nutritious Organo Gold Latte Smoothie!

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JJ’s Mediterranean Wrap

My Mediterranean wrap came to be after one of those moments when you wake up and you’re starving and there is nothing easily accesible to eat in the kitchen. Usually I have some eggs I can whip up quickly but there were no eggs in the fridge. Which was fine because I don’t really like eggs, but I’m still hungry! I opened the pantry and it was like looking at pieces of a puzzle, so many random ingredients. I wonder, what can I throw together without much prep or work involved. And then, like a mystery being unravelled I begin to see the clues. As I look around the kitchen the ingredients highlight themselves. I start pulling out what has been revealed and begin to put the pieces of my puzzle together. My stomach will soon be rewarded. The best part of my wrap…it’s so easy to make and requires no cooking. Perfect for the summer time when you’re trying to keep the kitchen as cool as possible!

Mediterranean Wrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pieces of the puzzle:

  • 15oz can of chick peas
  • 3 tBs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 of lemon 
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup of green olives
  • 1 garlic clove
  • spinach tortilla
  • romaine lettuce
  • sheep’s milk feta

-Drain and rinse chick peas. Pour into a bowl and add in; olive oil, juice from lemon, salt and pepper. With a fork or masher, lightly mash peas.

-With a garlic press add garlic to bowl. Slice olives and add to bowl. Stir everything together and give it a taste. Add salt and pepper if needed.

-Warm tortilla and start building your wrap!

  1. lay a piece of lettuce on tortilla
  2. spoon chick pea mixture over lettuce
  3. crumble feta over everything
  4. wrap it up and eat!

JJ’s Mediterranean Wrap

NutriBullet

I’m not a big gadget person but I do have a few small gadgets in my kitchen that I use often and love. Like my KitchenAid stand mixer and food processor. I use those two small appliances often. They each have their specific purpose and can be used for a variety of things. But, what I can’t do in them is make a healthy drink with all the super foods I like so much. They’re just not designed to “pulverize” food into a smooth drink.

I am a believer in the health value of raw foods and I like the idea of being able to throw foods like kale, chard and beets with some fruits like blueberries and citrus in one container and extract all those super nutrients they hold, into one drink. After a little research I decided to buy the NutriBullet. It’s small and takes up very little space and works perfectly. It’s quick and easy to use. All you have to do is buy your veggies and fruits and toss them in the canister for a healthy and beneficial drink that your body will love! You don’t even have to peel or skin  anything. You actually want the skin on because of the essential oils and nutrients they have.

Here’s my first drink I made in my new gadget. I ran down to the farmers market and picked up some veggies for my super power drink which makes it even better, I think. Love Farmers Markets!

  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 swiss chard leaf
  • 1/2 yellow beet diced
  • few sprigs of mint leaves
  • 1 nectarine
  • handful of blueberries

Just put everything in the bullet (cleaned of course), fill with ice cold water to line and blend away. It only takes a minute!

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