Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Best 'clean' recipes yet!

Its pouring where I am... SF bay area. I thought it was May flowers! Dont get me wrong, I love the rain. But when its the kick off day for playoffs for my brother's Varsity Baseball league... its very disappointing!
Ok, pretty sure I have embarrassed him enough. That was just my proud big sis rant.

I have a couple great recipes to share with you! I was really excited about these and they both taste amazing. Which really says a lot coming from a cleanse standpoint.

The first is our morning smoothie. Although we have been trying to come up with tasty newbies, they really all taste the same. But today, we made on that taste TOTALLY different. The flavor I was looking for.

Berry Almondy
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened vanilla)
1/3 cup almonds (I used dry roasted, unsalted)
1T flaxseed meal
1t vanilla

You can definitely taste the vanilla, which goes great with the blended almonds. We did add a little more almond milk while blending because it was pretty thick, but you can chose your own consistency.

Next up, last night's dinner. This cleanse allows either a smoothie, fresh juice, or soup for breakfast & lunch. {Basically anything blended} This was our first attempt at one of the soup recipes. It was a success!

Green Pea Soup
10 oz fresh or frozen peas
1 medium avocado
1 cup water
2T fresh lime juice
pinch sea salt
1/2t of cayenne powder

Drizzle with olive oil & black pepper.
I think this recipe calls for the soup to be cold, but after blending it, we heated it up. We added a little more cayenne pepper for our spicy palettes & also added 1 clove of garlic. This soup was delish!

Lastly, I made my first homemade hummus this weekend. I dont know why I havent done this before. I love hummus. And this was the real deal. It tasted so good!

Garlic Hummus
1 can garbanzo beans (rinsed & drained)
2 cloves of garlic
1 juiced lemon
3T of tahini
1t sea salt
1t cumin
1t paprika
1T extra virgin olive oil
We didn't have any paprika in the spice cupboard, so we did without. We substituted a little cayenne pepper instead. If you're like me, you have never even said the word tahini before. I didn't even know where to look for it. A little embarrassing, I know. But its near the nut butter products. All it is is ground sesame seeds. Sesame seed butter. Know we know. And we also know its great in hummus!


Anonymous said...

The green pea soup looks really good!

abby said...

your soup sounds delicious. i'm not a big fan of peas, but you mentioned avocado's and that definitely had me interested. i'll give this a go cause you really can't go wrong with avocado's and lime, lol

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

YUMMMMY the green pea soup is totally something I would make..my husband would raid the fridge after but I would be satisfied hehe!

Delighted Momma

Stephanie said...

I love hummus!! I always buy myself some hummus and pita bread from fresh and easy but i shall try to make some with your recipe!

happy wednesday!

Amanda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'd follow you, but I can't seem to find a way to follow you :( I am definitely book marking this garlic hummus recipe though. Happy Wednesday!

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

I'm kind of hoping for an upcoming rainy weekend in Georgia! They're the best for a snuggled in Harry Potter marathon, which my husband and I haven't done in a while. :)

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Ms. Birdie to Be :)

That green pea recipe looks especially delicious! I've been on an edamame hummus kick lately myself (shelled edamame instead of chickpeas)!

Angel @ | 77inspire | said...

green pea soup looks so yummy. good job. yeah i like hot soup better :)

Bel said...

Hahha I always "embarrass" my brother by being too chummy too hahahha. Everything there looks delicious!!! Definitely going to try out the green pea soup! :)

<3 Belly B

www.StarHughes.com said...

Thank you for posting the hummus recipe!!! I was so happy to check back and see you posted it after mentioning it last time! Can't wait to make it. My little brother is a hummus fanatic...he will be so happy with me!

Amy said...

It's been raining non stop here too! That hummus recipe looks delish!

Jenna Lee said...

I love love love hummus! Its has been one of my favorite snacks since college! Yum

Food Glorious Food! said...

Love green peas soup! The color is naturally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Brittany H. said...

THANK YOU! All of these recipes look awesome, especially that shake!

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