Sorry for being MIA my husband and I have been house hunting and this past week we found the perfect home and are now in escrow so it has been busy around here. I did want to share a few recipes that have become a staple in our house. They are delicious and healthy!
Pico de gallo: SO easy to make and soooo tasty! We have this with all mexican inspired cuisine. Last night I made carne asada tacos with guacamole, pico de gallo, and corn tortillas. We also eat it in taco salad. This recipe is good for two people and I don’t measure so I will do my best to estimate.
3 tomatoes,1.5- 2 limes, small handful of chopped cilantro, small handful of red onion. Salt to taste. You just chop the tomatoes, cilantro and onion, squeeze 1.5 limes, sprinkle sea salt on top, mix and taste. If it needs more lime add more lime and same with the salt.
Smoothies: We make really simple smoothies because they are yummy and we don’t complicate things. So we have been using unsweetened vanilla almond milk but you can use sweetened or original as well. We buy the tropical frozen fruit from Costco and it comes with pineapple, mango, strawberries and papaya. We also buy the mixed berries from Trader Joe’s. We use our magic bullet and so thats what I will use to measure.
1/2 of a magic bullet cup filled with milk, as much fruit as you would like (we usually fill it to almost the top and you can use either the tropical fruit or the berries,) 1 scoop of Arbonne Vanilla protein powder. Blend and enjoy. Real quick note on the protein powder we use. I love this protein powder and it is the only one that I will buy because it is completely vegan. It is made from pea, rice and cranberry protein and it doesn’t give the smoothies a weird texture and it tastes yummy. I get a 30% discount if you want to try it out. Be careful with the protein powder you buy because it is expensive and it is not all good for you.
I make this probably once a week!
1/2 bag of butter lettuce from TJ’s, 1 package of ground turkey, 1 packet of taco seasoning, home made guacamole, pico de gallo, Cholula, green salsa from TJ’s, 1/2 cup of mild cheddar cheese (we cheat with the cheese on this meal,). Cook the turkey with the taco seasoning and don’t drain the extra juice before adding the taco seasoning because it is not much and it helps to keep the meat from getting too dry. Mix everything in one big bowl. Lettuce, meat, guac, pico, cheese, salsa, cholula and enjoy!