Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jump Start Green Juice


I finally did it!  I finally bought a juicer.  I am over the moon excited about my new purchase. As I am typing this post I am sitting here sipping the delicious green juice you see in the photo above. I can just feel the goodness being absorbed into my body. Ahhhh.

I have been interested in juicing for some time now, but put off purchasing a machine for a couple reasons, but primarily because I have a perfectly good blender that I use for smoothies, and is juicing really better for you? Well, before I started to shop machines I thought I would do a bit of reading to see what I could find. I came across this article in the link below that compares green juice to green smoothies. Since they aren't trying to sell me anything, I felt this was an unbiased study that I could take at face value.

http://www.juicingscience.com

The article had me convinced, I'd like to start juicing.  After much contemplation and investigating I settled on the Breville Juice Fountain Plus.

Ingredients


2 cups spinach
1/2 cucumber
1/4 fennel bulb
1 apple
1 pear
1 carrot


Friday, August 1, 2014

Avocado Egg Salad


I absolutely love egg salad sandwiches! I have such fond childhood memories of visiting my Grandmother and eating egg salad sandwiches for lunch. She always served them with a glass of skim milk as well as cold celery and radishes, she kept them in water in the refrigerator so they were always cold.  I love that every time I eat egg salad I think of her.  She recently told me that the key to good egg salad is green onion instead of celery, so I stuck with her theory for this recipe.  

Here is a twist to the traditional egg salad.  By subbing avocado instead of mayonnaise you are adding healthy fat and a wonderful flavour.  I threw some diced tomato in because I love tomato on my egg salad and it goes really well with avocado.  


Ingredients


6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, cooled and chopped
1 avocado
1 tomato, diced
3 green onion stalks, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Directions


In a bowl mash the avocado with the egg.  Mix in the tomato and green onion.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spread on bread of your choice and enjoy!