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Pineapple, Kale and Avocado Smoothie + My Favorite Vegetarian Times Recipes for Meatless Monday

What an incredible weekend I had! I volunteered at the I CAN DO IT Conference in Toronto and was truly inspired and motivated by amazing spiritual teachers like Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Cheryl Richardson, Carolyn Myss….and the list goes on! I will definitely be sharing what I learned and what inspired me at a later time and blog, but for now, I’ve got to get to some meatless Monday recipes to feed your hungry bellies! On that note, you’ll have to forgive me as my weekend was so packed that I did not have an opportunity to make any original meatless recipes to share….SO….I’m sharing with you today a quick green smoothie recipe that gets me charged up in the morning (yes….this one is an original recipe!) plus a few links to some of my favorite meatless recipes from vegetarian times. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Monday!

Pineapple Kale Avocado Smoothie

This smoothie is super refreshing! Don’t be turned off by the vibrant green hue. The bitterness of the kale is balanced by the sweetness of pineapple, and it all blends together beautifully with creamy avocado! Minerals, vitamins, fats, antioxidants, enzymes- what more could you ask for!?! Drink up!

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh chopped pineapple
2-3 large kale leaves, de-stemmed
half an avocado
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 cups water
3-4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.

Now for some delicious Vegetarian Times recipes that I’m sure you’ll love!

This recipe is loaded with veggies! Feel free to swap out the white rice for brown basmati.
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/paella-primavera/

This guacamole recipe has a sweet twist with fresh oranges! It works perfect with homemade tortilla chips or as a healthful side dish.
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/guacamole-reinvented/

A delicious sweet treat! If you want to take it up a notch like I did and make the ingredients in this recipe extra healthy, I suggest you use Bob Red Mills gluten free all purpose flour, replace the cocoa powder with raw cacao powder, MOST DEFINITELY replace the margarine with coconut oil or organic butter, try organic cane sugar or coconut sugar in place of regular sugar and you’ll have a healthier cookie full of better quality ingredients.  http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/chocolate-espresso-oatmeal-cookies/

Enjoy the recipes!

Health & Abundance,
Samantha πŸ™‚

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