Cleansing Blueberry Twist Smoothie + Cleanse Update

Cleansing Blueberry Twist Smoothie

blueberrysmoothieblog

8 slices Banana

8-10 Blueberries

2 slices Lime

Honey (to desired sweetness)

1/3 cup Vanilla Soy Milk

1/3 cup Goddess Body Cleansing Herbal Blend

Ice

Blend & Enjoy (makes 1 16oz serving)

—————————–

Its May 1st and our 28 day Goddess Body Tea Cleanse is now done! Feeling pretty accomplished and happy about that fact. Smoothies we’re a great asset in maintaining the mostly raw/vegan diet associated with this cleanse. They also we’re a delicious versatile way to incorporate the daily teas. I learned a bit about my body and listening to what it needs. And I learned, firsthand, just how realistically possible and beneficial it is to eat vegan. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to document as much of the cleanse as I would’ve liked since, after the 1st week, I cracked the screen on my phone and it was out of commission for weeks. However, I will be doing a review of the Goddess Body Cleanse soon. In the review I will share my experiences with this cleanse, my fave foods and recipes during the cleanse, and cleanse benefits. Stay tuned lovely lovers!

Check out GoddessBody.org for this cleanse, herbal blends, and other holistic health, wellness, and beauty goodies.

Love & Light

☮ A.T. ☮

Advertisements

Yoni Strawberry Citrus Smoothie

PicsArt_1428253262771

Yoni Strawberry Citrus Smoothie

6 slices banana

4-5 strawberries

2 slices orange

1 slice lemon

Honey (to desired sweetness)

1/3 cup Vanilla almond milk

1/3 cup Goddess Body Healthy Yoni Tea

Ice

Blend & Enjoy (makes 1 16oz serving)

XOXO A.T.

Vegetarian Delights: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burger & Sides

Greetings Lovely Spiiirits

Sending good vibes to every single one of you…right…NOW!

As you all may know, in my household, we are pescetarians moving toward vegetarianism. Therefore, it is not uncommon that we will have completely vegetarian meals. On last Tuesday night, Triiin & I used teamwork to make a lovely meatless meal that I’d love to share with you guys! We made a delicious Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burger with Fried Jalapenos & Bean n Cheese topped French Fries. And lemme tell ya, it was to die for!

pmbblogheader

Ingredients:

2 Portobello Mushrooms, Fresh Spinach, 1 Tomato, Fresh Garlic, 1 Onion, 3 Potatoes, 2 Fresh Jalapenos, Beans (any kind), 4 slices Whole Wheat Bread, Pepper Jack Cheese, Vegetable Oil, Butter, Garlic Salt, Parsley, Garlic Powder, Yellow Mustard, Flour, Cornmeal

Steps to Deliciousness:

1st we marinated the mushrooms in flavor. We coated it with a light layer of oil and seasoned it with garlic salt, parsley, mustard, and garlic powder. We let them sit and gain flavor for 30 minutes while we did other prep.

After this 30 minute period was over, we placed the mushrooms gill side up to prepare them for stuffing. You can gut the gills out of the mushroom if you want, but I think that’s a straight up waste of mushroom “meat”, personally! I’d only remove the inside if I was going to stuff the mushroom with more & heftier ingredients than the ones we chose for this recipe. We cut up the tomato and the onion as well as some fresh garlic and began stuffing the mushrooms with it. We also took some fresh spinach from the bag (how many leaves, I’m not sure) and stuffed the mushrooms with them as well. Once the ‘shrooms appeared to have a good amount of stuffing, we used a couple spinach leaves to seal in the stuffing, laying them over and tucking in the corners. After this, we placed them in a small metal pan with a couple tablespoons of oil (2-3) to ensure they didn’t stick. We covered the pan and placed the mushrooms in the oven on 350 degrees, for 20 – 25 minutes.

 pmbblog1pmbblog2pmbblog3

For the fries, we took the 3 potatoes and cut them into fry-shaped slices. They were coated with mustard (as a flavoring and sticking agent), Tony Chacheres, garlic powder, & garlic salt. Then we placed them into a mixture of cornmeal & flour, being sure to get a good coating on each. The method for the fried jalapenos is quite similar. We cut them into ring shapes, flavored them with mustard, garlic powder, and garlic salt, and coated them effectively in the flour/cornmeal mixture. (Make sure to remove the seeds from the jalapenos to the best of your ability to avoid a spicy bum later, lol.) We heated up a pot of oil on medium to high heat and “deep fried”, so to speak, the fries and the jalapenos until they begin to float to the top & had the color we wanted. Then we removed them and put them in a strainer lined with napkins, to remove excess grease.

pmbblog4 pmbblog5 pmbblog6 pmbblog7 pmbblog8

Using butter, oil, parsley, and garlic powder, we made the toast  for the ‘shroom burgers in a skillet. We heated up the ingredients and flip flopped the toast in the pan until it was around the color and firmness that we wanted. Simple. Then we grated the pepperjack cheese onto the bread and spread barbecue and balsamic mayo onto them. We placed the stuffed mushrooms onto their perspective breads, closed the top of the sandwich and voila!

pmbblog9 pmbblog10

After the fries were done, (though already quite delicious), there was still a tiny bit more work to do to prepare them to be the perfectly topped side for this dish. We heated up some leftover beans we happened to still have from dinner another day. (These were beans made from scratch, but never fear! You can use a can as well, for similar quick & easy results). We heated them on medium heat via the stovetop (we don’t even own a microwave, actually), and were careful to keep watch over them as to ensure they didn’t dry out in the reheating process. Once the beans were heated to a good temperature, we spread them evenly over the fries and grated some good ‘ol pepperjack cheese on top.

Le’ Results

pmbblog11 pmbblog13 pmbblog12

What do ya think? Have you guys ever tried anything like this? Planning to try?

If you give it a go at home, definitely let me know how it turns out!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

Pescetarian Delights: Amiiiri’s Seafood Pizza

Hey guys! I apologize for the non-existent  Menswear Monday & Trendspotting Tuesday posts. I have had class and work late nights both days, but today I am off and back to blogging! And…I have a very special treat for you guys.

pizzablog

You know how I told you guys I’m a pescetarian right? Well I love trying to create recipes that keep my diet exciting. Plus I love to cook…so there’s that. but at any rate, about a week or so ago, I made this seafood pizza and it was just heavenly! I thought I’d share the process with you guys and, if you want, you can make your own!

Ingredients:

1 can Biscuit Dough, Flour (as needed), 1/3 can Alfredo Sauce, 3 slices Cheddar Chees, 1 tomato, 1 onion, 1/2 green onion, minced garlic, italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder,  Tony Chacheres seasoning, 12 shrimp, 2 sticks crabmeat

Roll the biscuit dough up into a ball adding flour as you go. Keep mashing it as flat as you can, then reforming the ball and repeating the process, adding more flour as you go. The flour will make the dough more responsive to shaping. Once you get the dough malleable enough and flattened to our liking, put it into a round pan and press and stretch the dough to the fill the pan in your desired shape. Be sure to oil and flour the pan as well before putting anything into it. Sadly there are no pictures of that part because we didn’t decide to photo-document until the dough as already in the pan. (SOWWY)

2013-06-29 22.43.53 2013-06-29 22.44.04 2013-06-29 22.44.11

Add the sauce of your choosing. We used alfredo sauce. Add seasoning as desired. If you choose to use cheese slices as we did, crumble them and sprinkle accordingly. Shredded cheese is also a viable option.

2013-06-29 22.55.22 2013-06-29 23.03.02 2013-06-29 23.03.11 2013-06-29 23.04.37 2013-06-29 23.06.38

Cut shrimp into three’s and season it(or your meat of choice) and add the shrimp and crabmeat to the pizza.

2013-06-29 23.16.412013-06-29 23.16.48 2013-06-29 23.19.10

Add tomato, onion, minced garlic, green onion, and seasoning. (or whichever toppings you desire).

2013-06-29 23.21.142013-06-29 23.26.262013-06-29 23.26.38

2013-06-29 23.26.47

Preheat oven to 350, once oven is fully heated, put pizza in for 20 to 30 minutes (or until crust is desired color)

2013-06-30 01.53.03

2013-06-30 01.52.412013-06-30 02.00.522013-06-30 02.01.092013-06-30 02.01.312013-06-30 02.01.43

Cut into slices and serve.

2013-06-30 02.06.382013-06-30 02.06.562013-06-30 02.07.19

This recipe makes about 8 slices. Enjoy!

.        .        .

♥ XOXO A.T. ♥