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Pineapple-Avocado Kefir Smoothie Recipe

Kefir Hemp SmoothieLately I’ve been reaching for whole milk kefir when I make my breakfast smoothie. Kefir- a cultured milk- has a thick and creamy consistency and tangy flavor. It’s delicious blended in a smoothie with sweet pineapple and buttery avocado. A sprinkling of hemp seeds adds an extra hit of nutrition.

Pineapple-Avocado Kefir Smoothie Recipe
1 cup whole milk organic kefir
3/4 cup fresh or frozen, thawed pineapple chunks
1/2 a medium ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
1 teaspoon hemp seeds

In a blender container combine kefir, pineapple, avocado and hemp seeds. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass. If desired, sprinkle with additional hemp seeds.

Makes 1 big smoothie (about 1 3/4 cups total)
Avocado Kefir SmoothieMore kefir smoothie recipes:
Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie
Berry Kefir Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes

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Chunky Guacamole Dip Recipe

Guacamole IngredientsGuacamole is my idea of a perfect food. First off, the main ingredient is rich, creamy, delicious avocado. And, guacamole is easily customized to your tastes and whatever ingredients you have on hand.

My latest take is a chunky guacamole with fresh additions like sweet and hot peppers, onion and cilantro. Fresh Meyer lemon juice adds zing, along with a sprinkling of ancho chile powder. If you like more heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce or another chile pepper.Fresh Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole Dip Recipe
2 medium ripe Hass avocados
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, rinsed with cold water and drained
1 finely chopped serrano chile pepper, seeded
2 tablespoons finely chopped red sweet pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice or lime juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Ancho chile powder

Cut each avocado in half; remove and discard pits. Spoon flesh of avocados into a medium bowl. Coarsely mash avocado with fork or potato masher. Stir in onion, serrano pepper, red pepper, cilantro, lemon or lime juice and salt. Top with a sprinkling of ancho chile pepper and additional cilantro. Serve with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.

Makes 4 servingsEasy GuacamoleMore ways to guac:
Better than Basic Guacamole
Mango Guacamole from Ricotta and Radishes
Pomegranate Guacamole from Cookie and Kate
Easy Guacamole from Eating Clean Recipes

Better than Basic Guacamole Recipe

Easy Guacamole
If I was living my best life, I’d eat avocado every day, preferably in the form of guacamole. Today’s looking good ’cause I’m staring at a beautiful bowl of guacamole. It’s better than basic because it’s topped with radish, toasted sesame and sumac. Life it good.

Better than Basic Guacamole Recipe (a.k.a. my current favorite guac)
Guacamole:
2 medium ripe Hass avocados
2 tablespoons chopped onion, rinsed with cold water and drained
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno or serrano chile peppers, seeded
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Toppings:
Fresh radishes, cut in matchstick pieces
Lightly toasted sesame seeds
Ground sumac

Cut each avocado in half; remove and discard pits. Spoon flesh of avocados into medium bowl. Coarsely mash avocado with fork or potato masher. Stir in onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Top with radishes, sesame seeds and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with fresh veggies, crackers or tortilla chips.

Makes 4 servings

Tip: Make this guacamole even better by drizzling with extra virgin olive oil.

Good Guacamole

Black Ramen Veggie Bowl Recipe

Black Ramen Veggie Bowl Are you food curious? Do you spend far to long at the grocery store browsing every aisle and reading package labels? That’s how I came across my latest food find– gluten free rice ramen noodles. The black forbidden rice ramen noodles are my favorite…I love the striking color.
Gluten Free Rice Ramen
Rice ramen noodles make a great base for a weeknight veggie bowl. The ramen cooks in 4 minutes, and the whole dish comes together in 10. Simply toss the hot cooked ramen noodles with a knob of butter and a splash of tamari. Top with fresh cut veggies and a spoonful of sambal and you’ve got dinner.

Black Ramen Veggie Bowl Recipe
1 cake black forbidden rice ramen (gluten free)
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
1/2 medium avocado, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (I used mixed heirloom)
2 teaspoons sambal oelek chile sauce

Cook ramen according to package directions; drain. Combine hot ramen, butter and tamari in a bowl. Top with avocado, tomatoes and sambal. Toss to mix. Eat immediately.

Makes 1 veggie bowl

Serving Ideas: Top with a fried egg or a few slices of baked tofu.

Tip: If cooking gluten free, be sure to use gluten free soy sauce. Since products can change, be sure to read package labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.

Ramen Veggie Bowl