I’m such a fan of sweet potato. I used to eat whole sweet potatoes all by myself, multiple times a week, every week. Oh, the good days. Now, I sync food with my cycle phases so I mostly consume sweet potatoes during my luteal phase. The more I cycle-sync, the more I’ve adapted my cravings to phase appropriate foods. So, this shake is a mash-up of WomanCode recommended luteal foods like sweet potato, cauliflower, and peach. More deets about cycle-syncing here, but you don’t need to follow WomanCode to enjoy this smoothie! Read more
My love for tahini is almost a year long affair. It’s wild to think I hadn’t ever tried tahini prior to that. Heck, I was not even a fan of peanut butter two years ago. YES. I’m not kidding. This girl was not a fan of nut butter.
Oftentimes, I make some really fantastic smoothies and I don’t measure. If you know me, I’m all about cooking with as few utensils as possible! Simply, a handful of frozen this or that and a dollop of nut butter save me from having to wash measuring cups. As much as I love smoothies, I dislike having to wash the blender and blades so I want to minimize dirty dishes! For the sake of perfecting my beet and greens smoothie, I whipped out the measuring cups.
As much as I love berries in a smoothie, I hardly make the same smoothie twice. I like to change up my smoothies and they vary based on what I have on hand. Fortunately, carrot is a vegetable that I pretty much always have on hand. At times, I may even go through a 4-5lb bag of carrots in two weeks!
You all know I enjoy cooking; but I can also appreciate the savior that is meal-prepping. It makes a difference to batch-cook entrees or staples items to have easy to assemble meals throughout the week. I thought lunch, dinner, and snacks were the only thing worth prepping until today. This past weekend I whipped up a Mango Blackberry Coconut Oatmeal Bake for my family and got to ride the wave of leftovers for two days. And let me tell ya…