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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cranberry & Apple Smoothie

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

It's the beginning of cranberry season!
I tend to stow them away in the freezer for dishes that require them and for smoothie making purposes, either with other berries, or straight up like this one. The sweeter the apple the less tart the smoothie, but I love tart things. You can also play with adding a bit more maple syrup, or a splash of lemon juice. It all depends how you like it. That's what taste tests are for!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You could probably hide some more goodness in this easily. Protein powder, hemp seeds... I want to add blue majik next time and see what colour it produces!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Kale and Apple Salad


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Every now and then when I go out to a restaurant and I get a salad that has apple in it, I think to myself: Why don't I do this at home more? Apples are so great because they store well over winter, so you can get BC apples pretty much year round. I decided to go with a kale salad, as it's also in season (I'm about to replant some winter kale on my patio) and the crunch of the radicchio and walnuts give the kale great texture.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Add in more good stuff if you're feeling it! Pepitas, hemp hearts, dried cranberries, more or different nuts.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Beet, Strawberry, Orange, Apple & Kale Smoothie


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

It's shoulder season between late spring harvest and early summer, and that means a whole bunch of variety at the farmers market. I picked a beet smoothie (don't forget the gloves) with some summer fruit (you can get at the grocery store if it's not available near you yet, or frozen from last summer!). 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

All the fruit and veg in this smoothie is great, but if you want an extra kick, throw some chia seeds or hemp seeds in, or some protein powder in there too. The blender will break it right up and combine easily.

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Baked Apple with Oats


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Are you sick of this rain too? I just want to hide in bed all day where it's warm and dry, but recipes like that actually make getting up for breakfast enjoyable.

Rolled oats and apples (in season now, and there are some great local varieties), baked in the oven? Yes please. You can also make a lot at the same time, so it would be great for holiday brunches with the family or friends!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Make it dairy free and use your favourite nut or soy milk, and skip the sugar by using maple syrup (or honey).

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