Halloween Hangover- Greens for days
Ok, raise your hand if you raided your kids, friends, parents, target clearance isle Halloween candy. Now keep them raised if you are still eating said candy and have no plans to stop. Exactly....us too! Even with the Switch Witch, (don't have her? Email us and you'll thank us later) we managed to smuggle enough left overs to fill room that even Willy Wonka would be proud of. And we are eating it by the fistful.
But this has to stop! We can't roll straight into the Holidays still eating Justin's Peanut Butter cups...can we? (the answer is yes we can and that is the plan) We need to detox our poor sugar filled bellies ASAP. But we aren't talking drinking 6 juices a day or tea that makes you poop too much...we are talking hearty, healthy food. Green food that is delicious, satisfying and easy. Here is a sampling of three of our favorite ways to eat your greens.
1. Green Drinks! Nope. Not pressed juice (which we love too but there is no fiber in them and the vitamins disappear if they sit on the shelf too long) fresh juice! We dream of Greena Coladas daily. They are a breeze to make if you have a blender.
1 handfull of kale (frozen or fresh)
1/2-3/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 lime squeezed for the juice
*hint- we love to add hemp seeds and after workouts some rice protein powder)
Eat green(s) for your way to a healthier you, planet and future.
2. Broccoli Leek Soup- 2 words. YOU ARE SO WELCOME! This hearty and healthy soup is like a laying in the fluffiest, softest bed on a super chilly night.
4 Tbs olive oil
4 Tbs Earths Balance Butter
1 pinch White Pepper
1 pinch Cayanne Pepper
1 Broccoli Crown
8 Cups veggie broth (we use Better than Bullion Veggie)
Melt and mix oil, butter, white and red pepper over med/high heat. Add leeks and carrots. Sauté for 5-7 minutes. Add veggie broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli crown and cook on low/med for 22-25 minutes. Blend and enjoy!
3. Salad. Ok so we LOVE salads. Like eat them all day style love. We have always loved them but not everyone does them well. Our favorite one to make is fast, easy and packed with protein and vitamins.
To make this salad-
Dark leafy green lettuce
Chop, sprinkle, drizzle EVOO and BV on top...YUMMM Sometimes we add Dr Praeger Patties for extra protein.
Scroll through our other Food posts for more tasty and healthy ways to detox from Halloween and eat your greens.
How do you detox from a candy hangover?