Saturday, March 15, 2008

Celebrating Green!

I just hate when I read about a cool idea the someone did AFTER a holiday, so I'd thought I'd let you in on our food planning.

St. Patrick's Day is on Monday, just two short days away, and Zeal is all excited to have everything GREEN all day long. So, we made a quick list of possible green foods for the day:

-avocado and cucumber sushi rolls
-avocado soup
-broccoli soup
-pesto pizza
-pesto or spinach pasta
-a big happy green salad
-cucumber cups or avocado boats
-palak (or sometimes called saag) paneer or aloo (potato)
-green thai curry
-brussell sprouts which cooked the right way are totally delightful
-fried green tomatoes
-tomatillo sauce on something like an enchilada
-collard greens
-zucchini boats

This is just a preliminary idea list, so please share your favorite green foods.

And, of course, we will be starting the day with our favorite green smoothie:

Mama’s Best Smoothie
1 banana
2/3 cup frozen sweet cherries
1 handful spinach leaves
½ cup almond milk
a squirt of agave, to taste (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Whir together until smooth.
Makes 4 servings.

And there is no way I will get through the day without one of these, my favorite Active Greens bar.

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