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Mango, Apple and Raspberry Burst Smoothie

21 Oct

Power up your breakfast kids! It is after all the most important meal of the day.  After a Sunday stop at my neighborhood Trader Joe’s, I made this scrumptious smoothie for breakfast on Monday.  Each element of this mix is super good for you; I basically overdosed on Vitamin C , calcium and magnesium.  It was ideal for a Monday morning, when, let’s face it, most of us are feeling subpar. Bonus: TJ’s is known for their cheap produce and the smoothie was so filling I barely needed lunch.

You’ll need:

  • Trader Joe’s 100% mango juice (if mangoes aren’t your thing, substitute orange juice)
  • Yogurt (I went with raspberry for a flavor compliment, but feel free to use vanilla or something more neutral)
  • One large apple (sliced)
  • Container of raspberries

Blend together for perfection. Throw in ice cubes if you want some chill.  Or what if you threw in your protein powder?!

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Fresh to death.  Enjoy!

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Spinach & Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers

22 Jul

Happy Monday! Thank god it’s essentially over.  Per usual, I returned from a weekend trip and had zero food for the week.  I worked from home today and managed to find some peanut butter and a sweet potato to consume.  Talk about LAME.  I mean, I’m supposed to be running a food blog here.  So this evening, I did my usual Target run and decided for a super lean and fantastically filling dinner- Spinach & Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers!  These babies are super easy and cheap.

You’ll need:

  • 1 package of lean ground turkey (1 1/3 lb)
  • 10 oz box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and all excess water squeezed out
  • 4 oz goat cheese (the garlic & herb variety rules for this)
  • Any kind of bread

This totaled to $15 for me and made three individual patties. Sounds like work lunch leftovers!

Additional toppings if you so choose

  • red onion, uniformly sliced to about 1/4 inch\
  • half an avocado

Additional meal component

  • grilled romaine salad!!

The first thing you’ll have to do is thaw your package of frozen spinach.  Takes roughly 8 minutes, and all you have to do is f0llow the simple instructions on the package.  Then combine turkey meat, goat cheese, and cooled spinach in a bowl and thoroughly combine all ingredients with your hands.  Make patties, like so:

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Pop them on the grill, roughly 7 minutes per side for roughly 15 minutes total.  Remove, and keep grill on high heat.  Take your romaine leaves, spray each side with Pam, and grill for 4 minutes or until charred and wilted.

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While all this is happening, have a partner in crime prepare any and all toppings.  Get creative! That’s the beauty of burgers, they can go in SO many different directions.  I like a very eclectic flavor profile personally.  Below are sauteed onions on the burger, and goat cheese and mustard for the condiments.  We topped the grilled salad with mushrooms, edamame, and hearts of palm.

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Celeb closeup:

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What did you have for dinner??

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