Gathering up all the necessary blender ingredients when a smoothie craving strikes can eat into any free time you may have. Not so when you cleverly put nearly everything on ice beforehand. This one provides a perfect balance of energizing carbs, satiating protein, and healthy fats.
These ready-to-go subzero smoothie packs are your answer to a frosty drink in a matter of moments, be it after a spirited workout or when you’re in need of a quick breakfast to deal with a morning time crunch.
Try this Smoothie Pack kitchen hack with any of your other favourite ingredient combos. Simply bundle up items like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and seeds and put them on ice. Then blend with liquid of choice and last-minute add-ins such as yogurt, protein powder, nut butter, and spices.
Divide carrots, bell pepper, oranges, bananas, ginger, and hemp hearts among 4 airtight freezer containers; seal shut; and place in freezer to freeze contents.
To make a smoothie, place 1 cup (250 mL) milk, 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt, and contents of 1 Smoothie Pack and blend until smooth. If needed, add more liquid to help with blending.
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Braising these hearty beans not only changes their texture but leaves them creamy and satisfying. Using a savoury broth with saffron for braising provides the traditional Spanish flavour, similar to a paella. This dish is served as a shared side, but it could also be served with rice and vegetables as a delicious stand-alone dinner or as a satisfying nourish bowl. Swap your spirits Try substituting vermouth for white wine in this recipe, if you have some on hand. It’s a great alternative to wine and will last much longer in your cupboard. An added perk? You can save that nice wine for sipping.
With Spain’s expansive coastlines and multiple islands, seafood is a staple of the cuisine. This quick and easy prawn dish will add a pop of protein and a wonderful smokiness to your tapas-style lineup. Sustainable seafood When choosing prawns (or any seafood), opt for sustainable varieties that recognize and even reward sustainable fishing practices. As an important protein in many cultures, seafood, caught sustainably, helps contribute to healthy oceans < and > healthy communities.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.