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Chocolate Green Monster

Green Monsters have totally saved my life. Totally.
I generally have no use for salad. Ugh, I know. BAD.
The only kind of salad I like is one covered with chicken, bacon, pecans, cheese, blah blah blah.

However, that is not always so great for your health.
I used to eat one salad at a restaurant (*cough* Boston Pizza) thinking I was soooo good.
Then I went online and saw that this salad had 1500 calories.

Yipes. That’s like, pretty much an entire day’s worth for me.

Anywhoo, to the point, I found Green Monsters, which is a smoothie made with spinach.

GASP! I know, but YUM.

You can’t even taste the greens and it’s a great way to get the nutrients.
Not to mention that I had my braces tightened yesterday *ouch* and thought I would starve to death.

I usually drink the same old one, which I will post another time, but this morning I was needin’ some choco!

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This will be great for those who enjoy dark chocolate, it’s not overly sweet but I love it!

Chocolate Green Monster

1 1/2 cups of almond milk
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 frozen banana, thawed
2 heaping tablespoons of pure cocoa
1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder

Place ingredients in order of list, blend until completely smooth with no pieces of spinach remaining.

I would rather drink this than a sugar-filled breakfast drink any day!
If I had some protein powder I would have added that as well.

You can also add ice if you like.

Enjoy!

-S.

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Cookbook Review: Double Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

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This weekend I decided to try one of my two cookbooks by Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld.

If you do not know who Jerry Seinfeld is then GET. OUT.

Joking! ..But seriously…

ANYWAY! If you aren’t familiar with her methods, Ms. Seinfeld’s mission is to get children to eat more vegetable via purees that she sneakily puts into meals and desserts. I still struggle with liking veggies, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I went for her Balsamic Chicken Sanwich.

Obviously I can’t post the recipe here, but it DID call for half a cup of broccoli puree. And I hate broccoli.
Surprisingly I couldn’t taste it at all and it was delish!

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I also made her brownies from the first cookbook, Deceptively Delicious. And while they tasted like reduced-fat brownies, I couldn’t taste the half cup of carrot and spinach purees, respectively.

One problem I had with the sandwiches, however, is that they were a bit of a pain to make.
That could be because I’m thinking of them as just sanwiches, but there seemed to be a lot of prepping and bringing to boil and reducing and covering, etc. I also had to add a bit more brown sugar than the recipe called for.

I’m sure that if using purees was a regular thing in your house, then you would have puree already at hand such as Jessica suggests.
I had to make mine prior to beginning the actual recipe.

Good news is, as I said before, it tasted great and I couldn’t even taste the broccoli which is fantastic.

So far, so good! I will for sure be using both of her cookbooks more often and reviewing the recipes.

-S.

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