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Greek Yogurt, Apple and Pecan Salad

This afternoon I was STARVING, and could have eaten anything. I was on a mission. I needed something that was going to fill me up and NOW. So no kidding, apples are me go to. Not just a simple green apple that you bite into. I will chop them up into nice little snacking sized bites so by the time that I am done munching I am full. I love to dip them into a jar of peanut butter and just go crazy. But this time, I tried something a bit new, this pecan, yogurt Salad. It was delicious, really easy and quick, and I was seriously full by the end of it. I have a feeling that crasins would have been great in it as well.

Anywayds: Here is a really simple recipe for this guy, ENJOY!

Ingredients:

1 Large Green Apple                                                    1/4 Cup Pecans

1/3 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt, Plain                   1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar

Directions:

1. Chop up the green apple into bite sized portions.

2. Add yogurt, pecans, and agave on top.

3. Mix it all up! and ENJOY!!!

This will fill you up and keep you going for the rest of the day. It is perfect for that mid afternoon snack and is NOTHING that you have to worry about nutrition wise. It is also a perfect morning pick me up.

Give it a try, and happy snacking!

Whipped Strawberry Smoothie

This morning I woke up feeling dehydrated and full from a pot luck BBQ with a couple of friends. However amazing the whole night was, the next morning you crawl out of bed with 2-3 hours of lost sleep, a cotton mouth because of the two generous glasses of wine you had and a full stomach..still.

So this is where I’m at. For breakfast I was looking for something on the lighter side, just to get the metabolism going for the day, and maybe work on this hydration thing. This is where I came to decide on a smoothie. You can throw whatever you like into them and they are quick and nutritious.

The Whipped Strawberry smoothie actually has a bit of a citrus flavor to it, even thought there is no citrus fruit in it. The mint that is added actually steers the strawberry flavor to resemble a grapefruit. Weird, I know. But that’s what happened!

Ingredients:

8 Fresh Strawberries with the greens removed

1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or Honey)                      4 Ice Cubes

4 Mint Leaves

 

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients into blender.

2. Blend until smooth!

 

I served it with a mint garnish. I just think it looks nice. The texture of this smoothie is what makes it unique. Its very very light and you can taste how light it is. Some other things to experiment with are:

1. Adding lemon juice to play off of the citrus flavor that is already there. A few tablespoons would do it.

2. Adding seltzer water to play off the already light texture of the smoothie. Adding seltzer water will make the smoothie feel more full while adding a bit of carbonation.

Perfect for a snack, desert, or Breakfast! Give it a try and mix it up! Let me know what else you find to add to this.