Reader requests:green smoothie & jicama, red cabbage salad

This week I’ve had a couple of requests from lovely readers for recipes and just in time since I was in a lunch funk. I’ve been eating peanut butter & honey sandwiches for days and just have not been inspired enough to make anything else but after my dear readers requests I finally made something different.

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The first reader request was a green smoothie and I just happened to have a green energy pack from energy first. I admit I was a  bit scared to try this green food pack because of past gag worthy experiences but this one  was delicious; I didn’t taste any of the green superfood, just crisp apple and honey, yum!

What you need

  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and chopped, you can leave peel on for more fiber but the smoothie wont be as smooth
  • 3 c orange juice, I used a heaping spoonful of oj concentrate and 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey , you can use regular also but raw contains bee pollen and all the nutritional goodness.
  • 1 pack green energy, optional but at only $1.50 a pack it’s worth trying!
  • 1 c spinach
  • 1 banana

How to make it

  • put it all in a blender and process until  it’s all smooth

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Another reader asked me to make a recipe using jicama to satisfy a craving they had and with the spring like weather sticking around a cold jicama salad sounded wonderful. This salad has a ton of cleansing fruits and veggies in it and really fills you up without slowing you down.

My daughter loved it because it was so colorful and I just loved all the flavors. This would be great with fish or grilled chicken but is also great in a big bowl on its own.

What you need

  • half a red cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 a granny smith apple
  • 1/2 jicama
  • 1/2 asian pear
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries
  • sunflower & chia seeds to top
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp oil of choice, I used olive oil
  • a bit of water

How to make it

  • mix dijon, honey and oil in a bowl
  • add a bit of water to thin it out
  • chip fruit and cabbage and shred carrots
  • toss in a bowl with honey dijon dressing
  • add cranberries
  • serve over a bowl of spinach
  • top with sunflower & chia seeds
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3 thoughts on “Reader requests:green smoothie & jicama, red cabbage salad

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