Recipes

Tri-color quinoa brings the flavor

When I get a craving for Mexican food, I try to think of grains over carbs. Trust me, I am a carb fiend; I would eat them all day and night if I could. Nature’s Earthly Choice Organic Quinoa, 32 Ounce Quinoa gives you the carb satisfaction factor and the Goya Small Red Beans 15.5 oz red kidney beans, onions, and peppers with salsa adds to the flavor factor. Bringin’ back all the flavor with black, white, and red tri-color quinoa blend.


It’s an easy recipe that only has a few essential ingredients. You’ll be getting your grains and vitamins. Did you know onions are high in Vitamin C, B6, Calcium, and Fiber? Get out of here. Keep slicing. Plus, the garlic will keep those unwanted strangers away and boost your immune system while it’s at it.


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Saute onions, pepper, and garlic in Palermo First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16 oz. extra virgin olive oil  until translucent or fork tender. HINT: You can boil the quinoa while you’re waiting for your veggies to saute.  Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of quinoa. Cook for approximately 15 minutes. Add cooked quinoa (they should have spiraled out) with the red kidney beans and mix thoroughly. I also added a little salsa on top to bring out the flavor.  

Calling all caffeine addicts

Do you love your morning smoothies? I know that I do but now you can love them a little bit more by adding Rebel Kitchen Coconut Milk Drink, Coffee, 11 Fluid Ounce  into your vegan friendly creation. You get your caffeine intake with fair trade coffee beans without any refined sugar, preservatives, or additives. With only four ingredients, organic coconut milk, organic date nectar, organic coffee, and spring water, you can start your day the right way!It not only tastes delicious but gives you enough energy to start your day. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have that bitter coffee taste. I was highly impressed by how well it paired with the banana and nut butter. You get your potassium, essential vitamins, plant based protein, and a slightly frozen  breakfast mix. Rebel Kitchen’s Breakfast Smoothie It’s totally soy free, gluten free, and dairy free and an easy way to make a healthy breakfast.


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Pour all your ingredients into the blender. I use my Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System nutribullet to make a delicious smoothie!

DIY Blueberry Facial Wash

I noticed that my skin seems to be breaking out more than usual  (post-period effects); hence I decided to make my own Blueberry Facial Wash. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. They help with blotchy skin and acne problems.  Who knew almond milk is filled with nutrients including vitamin E to help maintain a well balanced look. Hold off on those Vitamin E creams, almond milk has a high level of it. You can have restored skin and reverse the effects of sun damage in just seconds with this DIY facial. Can’t forget the cinnamon! It fights acne, blemishes, and leaves your skin with a glowing youthful complexion. Rice is great for those summer days when you get sunburn. It helps to cool your skin off for flawless skin.All of the ingredients are beneficial for your skin. Hold off on buying those expensive creams, and make a simple recipe using only 4 ingredients. If you have any extra facial wash, refrigerate it. I recommend using it within 2 days for the best skin results.


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Pour ingredients into a nutribullet and blend until desired consistency.