Greens-Apple Juice

I try to make it a goal to keep juicing as part of my lifestyle. Albeit, I do it sporadically based on my busy work schedule now, I still try to…especially after watching “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” Documentary. It’s an easy way to get your daily dose of raw greens. This is my staple go-to. And of course, I always drink it out of my green M&M mug =)

1 organic apple (I like granny-smith ones since I heard it’s lower in GI compared to others)
1 long organic broccoli stalk
handful of organic kale

Comments on Final Outcome:
Simple ingredients, and yet so healthy for you. The apple adds enough sweetness so that it’s easier to get down if you don’t like the pure taste of greens (like me!).

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Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

These looked appetizing, full of spices/herbs that are good for you, so I decided to try it out. Here’s my batch of chickpea burger “patties”

(from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen cookbook)

Chickpeas, sea salt, turmeric, paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, olive oil, lemon juice, brown rice, parsley. Baked.

Comments on Final Outcome:
It was good. It was crispy since it was baked, so to help with the dryness of the patty, it went very well with either ketchup or hummus as sauce topping, and then ate on a bun.

Chocolate Banana Cake

Flourless, processed sugar-free, guiltless dessert!

(from Elana’s Pantry)

I used organic banana, organic cacao powder, organic eggs, grapeseed oil, agave, and sea salt. Baked.

Comments on Final Outcome:
It was good. I’m not a big chocolate cake fan, so I balanced the chocolate taste with adding fresh blueberries with each bite.

My reason for keeping this ingredient around in my life:
Unprocessed cacao has a lot of antioxidants. Much better than processed chocolate that’s typically sweetened with sugar.

Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free, “bad” sugar-free

(from Elana’s Pantry)

Coconut flour, frozen blueberries, grapeseed oil, sea salt, baking soda, eggs, vanilla extract, agave.

Comments on Final Outcome:

I LOVED these. So soft and moist. You wouldn’t have been able to tell that they were guiltless dessert, free of junkie ingredients. I’ve stopped eating muffins from grocery stores or cafes since they usually aren’t too good for you, so I’m glad I found this recipe. I will definitely make again!

Tuna Melt

I have a weakness for tuna melt. It’s not vegan, but sometimes, I don’t mind eating fish. Adapted from Allrecipes.com, I made a healthier version.

Whole wheat bread (I tried Vital Vittles, I liked it), tuna, daiya cheese, organic vegan mayo, sweet onions, and black pepper. Baked for 10 min.

Comments on Final Outcome:
Delish! Hubby approves! It’s a keeper =)