Avocado Toast (gf)

Avocado Toast (gf)

Avocado Toast (gf)
This is my take on my favorite meal that I order from Kaleidoscope at the Madison Improvement Club. I could literally eat this everyday and not get tired of it! ­čÖé

the ingredients:
4 large eggs
4┬áslices gluten-free bread (I used Udi’s)
1 ounce micro greens
Juice of 1 lemon
extra-virgin olive oil
pinch of paprika
pink himlayan salt salt
freshly ground black pepper

the method:

  1. Fill a medium saucepan about two-thirds with water and bring it to a boil. Lower the temperature so that the water is at a rapid simmer then carefully lower the eggs into the water. Cook the eggs for 7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, coat each slice of bread with some oil then place on a grill pan over medium heat until toasted to your liking.
  3. While the bread is cooking, prep the avocados. Cut, pit, and peel the avocados then place in a bowl with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Use a fork to mash the ingredients together.
  4. When the eggs are ready, drain them, and place them in a bowl of ice water. Carefully crack and peel the egg (slip a teaspoon under the egg shell to help you to carefully remove the shell) then halve. Top the toast with the mashed avocados, the halved eggs, some micro greens. Finish with a pinch of paprika, salt and pepper and serve immediately.
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Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl (GF)

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl (gf) (1)

Getting enough protein during the day can be a challenge when you are a vegetarian. My solution? Protein Smoothie Bowls!! As you can see from my blog roll, I have become quite obsessed with making “bowl” recipes for lunch. This particular recipe┬ápacks a hefty 33 grams of protein – thanks to a scoop of pea protein powder, some Greek yogurt and chia seeds. Since I fancy myself a pretty active person, I’m supposed to take in a minimum of 100 grams of protein every day. Having a protein shake in the morning and this protein smoothie bowl at lunch makes it easy to consume the necessary protein one needs during the day. ­čÖé

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl (gf)
the ingredients:
1  banana, divided
(1) 3.5-oz Sambazon Unsweetened Acai Smoothie Pack
2 tbsp Nutrasumma Chocolate Pea Protein Powder
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
Toppings: 
sliced banana
granola
pomegranate seeds
Greek yogurt
unsweetened coconut flakes
chia seeds

the method:
Blend the banana, acai smoothie pack, protein powder, almond milk, blueberries and raspberries into a frosty, smooth mix.  Place a big scoop of Greek yogurt at the bottom of your serving bowl and pour the smoothie mix over it. Sprinkle with toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.

 

 

Berry Acai Bowl (GF)

berry acai bowl (GF)


Acai Bowls have been my go-to lunches for quite some time now – ever since I started experimenting with them at Kaleidoscope (formerly S.E.E.D.) at the Madison Improvement Club. It is the perfect post-yoga (or any workout, for that matter) meal because they are refreshing, nutritious, delicious and filling. I like to layer my bowl with a big heap of plain greek yogurt to punch up the protein factor. Here is my basic recipe:

Berry Acai Bowl (gf)
ingredients:

1/2 small banana
(1) 3.5-oz Sambazon Unsweetened Acai Smoothie Pack
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
toppings (optional):
plain greek yogurt
pomegranate seeds
strawberries
banana
granola
chia seeds

 

the method:

  1. In a blender, add banana, acai pack, strawberries, blueberries and a splash of almond milk. Blend until smooth, adding a splash of milk every so often.
  2. Place 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt at the bottom of your serving bowl and pour the acai puree over the greek yogurt. Layer your toppings according to your preference.
  3. Smile and enjoy!

My Favorite Pre-Workout and Post-Workout Smoothies

smoothiePre-Workout Smoothies:

Smoothie #1

  • 1 cup fat free plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tsp chia seeds
  • 5 strawberries
  • Orange Juice

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #2

  • 6 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ┬Ż cup non-fat milk, almond milk, soy milk
  • ┬Ż cup ice cubes

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #3

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Post-Workout Smoothies:

Smoothie #1

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Raw organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #2

  • ┬╝ ┬ácup Frozen Strawberries
  • ┬╝ cup Frozen Blueberries
  • ┬╝ cup Frozen Cherries
  • ┬╝ cup Frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #3

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!