S is For Spring: Salads, Salsa, and Smoothies

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S is For Spring: Salads, Salsa, and Smoothies

Spring Sprout Salad

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 cups broccoli sprouts (any other sprout mix works fine as well)
1/4 cup baby carrots
1/8 cup pickled red onions
2 tablespoons salad dressing (I recommend Wegman’s Spicy Citrus Ginger Dressing)

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat the salad with dressing.

Broccoli Salsa Salad

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup tomatillo salsa (see below for recipe)

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat the salad with dressing.

Tomatillo Salsa

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:
5 tomatillos (green tomatoes)
1/4 medium onion
2 limes, juiced
1 handful fresh cilantro, washed
salt to taste

Equipment:
Pan
Blender

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Directions:
1. Roast the tomatillos in a pan on medium heat until the skin is almost entirely black (about 5-7 minutes).
2. Squeeze the lemon juice into a blender and add the 1/4 onion.
3. Add the roasted tomatillos to the blender one at a time until completely liquified. (Note: feel free to blend less if you prefer a chunkier salsa).
4. Roughly chop the cilantro and add to the blender.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. Let rest in the fridge for 5 minutes to thicken, then enjoy!

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:
4 tomatoes
1/4 medium onion
1 lime, juiced
1 handful fresh cilantro, washed
salt to taste

Equipment:
Pan
Blender

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Directions:
1. Roast the tomatoes in a pan on medium heat until the skin is almost entirely black (about 5-7 minutes).
2. Squeeze the lemon juice into a blender and add the 1/4 onion.
3. Add the roasted tomatoes to the blender one at a time until completely liquified. (Note: feel free to blend less if you prefer a chunkier salsa).
4. Roughly chop the cilantro and add to the blender.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. Let rest in the fridge for 5 minutes to thicken, then enjoy!

Acai Banana Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1 frozen unsweetened acai smoothie pack (I like Sambazon’s acai packs)
1 small banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon honey

Equipment:
Personal sized blender

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1 small banana
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon agave syrup (optional)

Equipment:
Personal sized blender

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Photo by Jacky Falkenberg

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

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