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Beet Smoothie Recipe

1st May 2017

beet smoothie

We love smoothies! They’re delicious, full of vitamins and minerals, and a sneaky way to get my toddler to get in his daily fruits and veggies (he won’t eat anything green unless it’s a pickle). We went to our local farmers’ market in Port Royal, SC and found some fresh beets to put in our smoothie. Beets are super underrated! They’re a good source of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C,  magnesium, calcium, manganese, and other vitamins and minerals. They’re so versatile and sooo delicious. Plus, who couldn’t love that wonderful dark pink color?! Anyways, here’s a quick video with a quick and easy beet smoothie. If you’re not too keen on videos, just scroll down and the recipe is there too. Enjoy!

Beet Smoothie

  • 1 cup baby spinach (we buy our fresh spinach in bulk and freeze it)
  • 1 small beet cubed
  • 2 chunks ginger sliced
  • 1.5 bananas
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • water, juice, or coconut water

Put all ingredients into blender and add water, juice, or coconut water. Blend under you reach desired consistency (I blend until the bananas are completely unrecognizable because I can’t stand the texture). Pour into glass and enjoy!

PS: With any fruit/veggie smoothie, if left for a while, separation is completely normal. Just give it a quick shake or stir, and it will go back to the right consistency.

 

 

 

 

 

delicious beet smoothie recipe

Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

25th April 2017

carrot ginger salad dressing recipe

I love salads. I can honestly eat a salad a day and totally not get tired of eating them. However, I know everyone is not like this but would like to eat a salad every now and then. Enter the Carrot Ginger dressing. Okay, I have to admit, this isn’t the prettiest food picture. But, hear me out. This salad dressing is REALLY delicious. Like, you want to slather this on everything delicious. We ate this on the side of a steak and totally dipped the steak in the extra dressing. Plus, the dressing is practically a salad in and of itself and it’s crazy easy to make. It’s my go-to salad for weekdays when I can’t think of a good side dish (and I have extra salad in my fridge).

Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing

1 cup vegetable oil
12 cup sweetened/seasoned rice vinegar
14 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. finely grated ginger (or the same amount of ginger paste to save time)
2 medium carrots peeled and chopped
12 medium yellow onion chopped
Pinch of sugar (to taste)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Soak chopped onions in ice water for 10 minutes. Do not skip this step if you don’t want really onion-y dressing. Take onions out of the ice water after the 10 minutes and combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper. You can keep the unused dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Shake before use. Enjoy!
Sidenote: You could probably make this paleo by subbing the rice wine vinegar with regular white vinegar, the vegetable oil for olive oil, the sugar for honey, and the soy sauce for temari. It will probably be pretty delicious, but not the same.

South Carolina Travel Vlog: Summerville

22nd February 2017

A couple of weekends ago, we went to Summerville, SC. It’s just a little south of Charleston and such a fun, quaint area to explore. There’s great food, fun museums, historic homes, and a wonderful downtown area. During the warmer months, there’s a farmers’ market on Saturday’s. Every time we’ve stopped there, we’ve also met really sweet people. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon or longer!