Life’s been a bit crazy lately. Work is beyond busy, I’m getting over a nasty cold/flu and my running routine has come to a screeching halt. Time to take a breath, reset and start again! This week, I’m taking some simple steps to stock my kitchen and get cooking again.
First, I turned on the oven and made this simple granola recipe. Then I filled the fridge and freezer with fruits and veggies to make fresh salads, soups, juices and smoothies. It’s a good feeling to have what I need to make a nourishing meal.
Here’s a recipe for the smoothie I’ve been making the past few days. It’s a dairy-free smoothie made with coconut milk, fresh banana, frozen blueberries and almonds.
Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothies
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 medium banana, sliced
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon raw almonds
Add coconut milk, water, banana, blueberries and almonds to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.
Looking for ideas to eat clean and cheap? Tosca Reno, author of The Eat-Clean Diet series shared recipe ideas and tips for eating clean on a budget on Good Morning America. Watch the video for Healthy Family Meals Under $10 and check out Tosca’s blog for more clean eating inspiration.
Quick tips for eating clean and cheap:
Shop on a full stomach. When you’re hungry it can be difficult to resist filling your grocery cart with “extras”.
Eat breakfast for dinner! Eggs offer high quality protein at a low cost.
Buy seasonal produce for the best price and quality.
Add beans to recipes to add great taste plus protein and fiber.
Drinking plenty of water is a basic (and important) eat clean rule. But what if you want to treat yourself to a thirst quencher with some flavor and spark? Reaching for a bottle of sparkling juice may be a better choice than soda, but making-it-yourself is an even tastier option. You’re in control with MIY sparkling juice, free to create your own signature drink. No recipe required, just a few quick tips.
Blood Orange Sparkler
Start with antioxidant-packed, high flavor juices. Try acai, pomegranate, cherry or fresh squeezed citrus juice.
Top with sparkling water, club soda or seltzer. Experiment to find the proportion of water to juice that suits your taste. Use more water than juice to keep calories in check.
Add a squeeze of lemon or lime to boost flavor.
Using the juice of seasonal fruits is a real treat. Right now citrus fruit is at its peak. Pick up some blood oranges and try my favorite sparkling juice of the season- Blood Orange Sparkler. Simply mix equal parts fresh squeezed blood orange juice and grapefruit sparkling water. Sip and repeat.
Hi there, my name is Jen. Eating Clean Recipes is my healthy recipe blog. It's a place where healthy meets delicious. All recipes are created by me and made in my Minneapolis kitchen. I follow a plant based diet, so fresh and natural foods are my ingredients of choice. I hope you enjoy these healthy vegetarian recipes and easy vegan recipes. Thanks for visiting.