1/10/2012

Going Green



Over the holidays while I was eating gumbo, cake, chips and candy, I made this collage to get myself prepared for real life eating. By the way, this was the first collage I made in Photoshop. How'd I do?? 

Anyway, to jump start my body and quite frankly my mind, I did some reading on the health benefits of some of my favorite greens like kale, spinach, green beans, and avocado. Seeing words and phrases like "antioxidants," "cancer-fighting," "healthy skin" and "protein-rich" were not new to me, but helped me get motivated. It also made me feel guilty about the five slices of pound cake I ate. Sigh... So I set out to find some new "green" recipes to get me going...


Avocado & Edamame Salad






Kale, Spinach and Pear Smoothie

Do you have a favorite "green" recipe? I've got a date with that smoothie this weekend. I'll let you know how that goes...

P.S. Don't hold it against me if I decide to post a delectable sweet treat next week... :)
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15 comments:

  1. The collage looks awesome!! Very healthy!! LOL I too am trying to incorporate more greens. I tried a green smoothie the other day and surprisingly, I loved it!!

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  2. Love green smoothies! Spinich, banana, vanilla almond milk is always a good and economical choice. Also I love an avacado drizzled/drenched in lime juice and a smattering of sea salt. Can't wait to hear if you try going GF!

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  3. Wow you were right!!! Greens, greens, and more greens!!! That avocado salad looks so good.

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  4. It all looks so beautiful esp. that avocado and edamame salad. I'm a big fan of sautéing my greens with a bit of garlic and salt. It totally keeps the flavors clean and fresh.

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  5. Trying to eat more greens right now!! The food aversions don't make it easy though!!

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  6. I'm very inspired.... I was going to have a bagel and cream cheese this morning...now, I'm going to juice! Thank you for reminding me I need to eat better! Btw, that raspberry salad look divine : )

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  7. So ironic that I just sat down for lunch (a green smoothie) and this was in my reader :) Can't wait to try some of the other recipes.

    Great job in photoshop! One of my resolutions is to pick that up again.

    Enjoy your day!

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  8. Eating green never looked so delicious. I love your holiday food of choice better (gumbo, cake and chips..I am so there) but I know the reality is such that its time for many of us to redeem ourselves and get busy eating healthier. That first salad looks amazing, and I bet is delicious!
    BTW, your collage came out amazing, love the colors, especially the artichoke pic!

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  9. I have a major love for greens, especially avocado, spinach and arugula! But guess what? I can't find any of those here in the Island, except avocados and just a few times :(
    So I'm just going to stare at this post and pretend ok? ;)

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  10. I have eaten a fair bit of kale this year! love it sauteed with garlic and it goes really nicely with fish...that recipe for the beans w/ grainy mustard looks delish

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  11. Nice job on the collage. You are an arteest! All this green makes me actually crave healthy foods. Imagine that!

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  12. My lastest green smoothie consists of: spinach, almond milk, banana, strawberry, and peanut butter!

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  13. Anything with Avacado is worthy to me;) I have to try that kiwi raspberry salad too. Y-U-M

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  14. Yummy! This all looks great! I have been on a big brussel sprout kick this year... I don't know why, I haven't ever eaten them before, but my sister made some roasted ones with just salt and pepper over Christmas that were DIVINE. I can't get enough of them and they are so easy! But, I will definitely be adding some of your recipes to my menu :)

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