You’re doing it, Peter!
April 17, 2011 § 11 Comments
Welcome to my blog. The one that’s been hanging out in the back of my head for the past few years. It’s going to be all about food. Food that I make, bake, and buy. Or just dream about.
I was partially inspired to finally make it happen by some recent diet changes and also by a conversation I had last week. I was telling a friend all about how, on Sundays, I like to prep food to have for easy, healthy lunches throughout the week. I mentioned I often make a pot of quinoa and she said, “See, I just WISH I knew how to make that kind of stuff!” It was a sweet and honest moment and it really inspired me.
We all come from different backgrounds, different palates, and different capabilities in the kitchen. What may be old hat to me could very well be intimidating to someone else. Personally, I’ve never felt too intimidated by just getting in there and experimenting. The past few years have taken me on an interesting journey with food (another subject for another time). I’ve fallen in love with healthy vegan food, holistic medicine, and the idea that our diets can help make the planet a better place. I am by no means an expert in any of these areas but I’m so very excited to begin documenting what I learn. I can only hope it helps people feel empowered to take charge of their health and to get excited about new food options. Which is why I REALLY hope people comment, ask questions and start new conversations!
Since this is my very first post, I will begin with a recipe for the smoothie that usually begins my day. Despite it’s bright green color, it tastes delicious and puts me on the right track, physically and mentally.
A Smoothie for All Seasons
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I’m on a Sun Warrior kick, thanks to the amazing Gina)
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons raw maca powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 giant handfuls raw spinach
(optional add-ins: flax oil, probiotic powder, chia seeds, etc)
Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Hence, the name.
I love smoothies for breakfast because they are so adaptable. Not into chocolate? Skip the cacao. Have an overabundance of frozen mango? Well, first, you’re weird and second, throw it in! Really, smoothies are so customizable as long you’ve got liquid and something freezy. I think you get the gist.