Delicious Green Smoothie

Delicious Green Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is the perfect nutrient-rich pick-me-up for breakfast or as a snack during the day.  It is so easy to make.  Feel free to experiment with other ingredients to make it the most appealing combination for you.

Makes about 3 8oz servings

Ingredients:

 

1 cup of pineapple juice

1 banana

1 cup frozen strawberries

3 handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves

Green Smoothie Ingredients
Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drink and enjoy!

Optional Adjustments:

If you prefer it to be sweeter add a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.  Try it using orange juice instead of pineapple for a slightly different flavor.  

Chef Amy

Recipe compliments of Home Chef Amy Bates and OPL Community Member

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Joyfully Simple and Savory Avocado Toast

Joyfully Simple and Savory Avocado Toast

 

This avocado toast recipe is simply fresh avocado mashed with lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings, then spread over bread. It’s a quick and easy meal or snack option that can be customized in so many different ways.

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

 

2 slices of bread (I use wheat or sourdough)

1 medium avocado peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks (I typically use Haas avocados but other varieties will work.) 

5 teaspoons olive oil divided for use, plus more for garnish if desired

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons chopped fresh herb, red pepper flakes, or sesame seeds

Avocados
Sourdough Bread
Instructions:
  1. Brush 2 teaspoons of olive oil over the slices of bread.  Toast the bread.  
  2. Place the avocado, remaining 3 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl.  Mash into a course paste.
  3. Spread the avocado mixture over the toast.  Garnish as desired with olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, or herbs.  Serve immediately.

Tip:

If you need to make the avocado mixture in advance, add a thin layer of olive oil or lemon juice on top to prevent browning.  Stir the lemon juice or olive oil into the mix right before serving.

 

Chef Debbie Barton

Recipe compliments of Home Chef Debbie Barton and OPL Community Member

OPL Plant-rich Recipes

Eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you and the planet.  Find more delicious OPL-recommended plant-rich recipes here.

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