There are so many ways to make “healthy,” both delicious and simple! I found out today at both breakfast and dinner!
This morning I decided to change up my morning smoothie routine and instead of making it my breakfast by bulking up my smoothie, I slimmed it down and paired with a light and fluffy eggwhite omelet. Much to my surprise my simple green smoothie turned into a delicious accompaniment to my hearty eggs.
Sweet Simplicity Smoothie – Measurements may vary based on the size of your blender or “bullet.” I use a knock-off magic bullet so figure about the size of a large glass.
Fill (small) blender about 3/4 full of water (or 1/4 empty – however you see the glass)
1/2 Frozen Banana, sliced into pieces
Handful of Spinach
Drizzle of Honey
Squeeze of Half a Lime for a kick
Blend it all up until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Dinner was another simple delight yet a little more timely. However there is a less of a time crunch at dinnertime than breakfast. I finally got around to making the cauliflower crust pizza I’d been seeing all over Pinterest! After a couple of trial and errors, mostly error based on impatience, I found a crust that held together, though still slightly stuck to the bottom of the pan. I would love to hear some recommendations if you’ve tried it yourself!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza – adapted from Detoxinista
4 Cups Cauliflower Rice*
1 egg, beaten
1/3 Cup Cheese of your choice
*vegan cheese mix or cashew/pine nut cheese might be an interesting thing to try!
1/3 Cup Garbanzo Bean Flour
Sprinkle Dry Oregano
Palmfull of Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
*Cauliflower Rice: Chop up a head of cauliflower removing tough stems. Place florets in a food processor and blend into “rice” form. You can either steam and strain or give it a quick saute in saute pan.
Mix together all ingredients until incorporated. If you do this while cauliflower is still hot, the cheese will melt nicely as well. Spread ingredients out on a well greased baking sheet (coconut oil failed me a bit) in your shape of choice. Try to create a thin crust if you like it crispier. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes. I found that after about 30 minutes it was browned nicely, but I would have liked it crispier so definitely ignore the anxiety and let bake until crisp (or your desired doneness).
I chose to make my pizza with a homemade pesto spread, caramelized onions, sliced cherry tomatoes, shaved sweet potato (lightly sauteed to soften) and topped with extra cilantro for garnish. The best part about this meal is that although it will take quite a few minutes to cook, you can add whatever toppings you like and keep it as simple and clean or loaded and hearty as you like!
What’s your delicious simplicity?