Hi all! Well, day 2 of my 28-day challenge was to make a green smoothie. Although this wasn’t much of a ‘challenge’ at all (because I regularly make them), I thought maybe I’d research some NEW and different varieties to try in the future. When I signed up for this challenge, I had no idea what would be expected of me….but so far they’ve been very do-able… thank goodness!
Check out these green smoothie varieties:
Ginger Spinach Green Smoothie
Coconut Green Smoothie
5 other varieties
And last but NOT LEAST, you should check out The Green Smoothie Girl website. It must not be a coincidence that she’s doing some FREE seminars in MY AREA this week! (Don’t you love it when stuff like that happens!?!) I think I’ll check my calendar and attend if I can.
Try a NEW smoothie recipe or something else NEW today!
Our family went to a get-together last Friday evening and we were assigned to bring a salad. So, I took this easy/yummy Italian Veggie Pasta Salad. BUT…OH.MY! All the other salads that were there were also soooooo yummy! I wanted recipes for ALL of them! I noted the ingredients in one particularly scrumptious salad and then came home and searched for a recipe with similar ingredients. I think I came pretty close to finding it and I made it for dinner on Sunday. I need to do that more often!…because I scored! Here are both recipes:
Italian Veggie Pasta Salad
1 package colored spiral pasta; Your choice of vegetables (I used broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, yellow pepper and baby carrots). Boil pasta and mix together with all chopped up veggies; pour 1/2 to full bottle of Bernstein Italian Dressing over pasta and veggies. Chill at least 2 hours.
Chicken Pasta Salad
2 – 8oz packages of bowtie pasta
1 cup celery – chopped
1 can pineapple tidbits – drained
2 cans mandarin oranges – drained
1 -12.5 oz canned chicken (or chopped cooked chicken)
1 package craisins
2 cups grapes (red or green)
1 cup cashews
1 bottle Kraft coleslaw dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Cook the pasta and drain. Place in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Delicious! Serves 15-25