• Recipe: Kristen's Go To Green Smoothie

    Happy Friday everyone!

     Today we are sharing a green smoothie recipe with you! Kristen makes this almost every morning. Green Smoothies are a great way to start your day! They are quick and are super healthy! (Depending what you put in them!)  We love smoothies because you can throw anything (well almost!) in the blender and have a filling “meal.” The problem we’ve noticed and have heard is that people have a hard time masking the taste of the leafy greens. This recipe promises to do just that! It’s nutrious and sweet! Try trading this one day for your breakfast, or even as an afternoon snack!

    Kristen’s Go To Green Smoothie

    You will need…

    • 1 banana
    • 2 Stalks of Kale (remove leaves from the stems)
    • 1 generous handful of Spinach
    • 1 small handful (palm size) of blueberries
    • 1-2 spoonfuls of ground Flaxseed
    • 2 spoonfuls of Hemp Protein Powder (This is optional, we think it adds great flavor to the smoothie in addition to the protein but the smoothie will still have a great taste if you choose to not use this ingredient.)
    • ½ cup of Orange Juice
    • ½ cup of water
    • 3 large ice cubes

     

    Let’s make this baby!

    • Start with putting your banana in followed by the leafy greens and the rest of the ingredients!
    • Blend and Enjoy!

    **Note**

    • If you don’t have orange juice you can always cut up a large orange (We prefer Valencia oranges.) and replace the ½ cup of orange juice with more water.
    • If you want extra sweetness or an additional flavor, you can add a ½ of a peach.
    • If you find your smoothie is coming out more liquidy and you want a thicker consistency you can add more leafy greens!
    • Another option is adding a spoonful of tahini. You can use this instead of the protein powder or in addition to. This will also make your smoothie thicker.

     

     

  • Shout Out: Rejuvenative Foods Tahini

    Happy Friday all!

    Today we are giving a Shout Out on a product we love! There are so many products out there that not everyone necessarily is familiar with that are so great! So one of our features on Steamed Not Fried will be spotlighting these little gems!

    Our first shout out goes to Rejuvenative Foods Raw Tahini! This is our favorite tahini to use! Tahini is a type of butter made from ground sesame seeds.

    What makes this tahini so great you ask? Rejuvenative Foods uses low temperatures to grind their seeds and nuts and always keeps them refrigerated. Their tahini is 100% organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan and has 0% Trans Fat. Compared to other tahinis, Rejuvenative Foods has some of the lowest calories, 86 cal. for 1 Tablespoon. We also like that their tahini is made in the US! (More specifically in Santa Cruz, CA – we like it local!) You can find this brand at Whole Foods, online at www.Rejuvenative.com  or you can also check at your local health food store.

    Another cool thing about Rejuvenative Foods is that they have a “Satisfaction Guaranteed “ policy. You can choose a replacement jar with equal or greater value. If you wish not to exchange you can get a full refund mailed to you.

    Try out this yummy product!

    You can use Tahini…

    • To make Hummus (the most common use!)

    • In Dips & Spreads

    • On Sandwiches

    • With Raw Veggies

    • As a binder

    • In Fish/Crab cakes

    • To make Tahini Miso Dressing

    • In our “Homemade Hummus Dressing

    • On Crackers or dehydrated goodies

    • To make Tahini n jelly sandy’s

    • With Falafels

    • In Smoothies/Shakes