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Drink of Choice

Posted Aug 16 2012 9:19pm

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My drink of choice during the day is water with cucumber & lemon slices and a sprig of mint- so cool and refreshing on hot summer days!

After taking the Loon-bug on a walk midday, I put together a beet and carrot salad (thank you Hilde for the idea) for lunch! I dressed the orange and purple delight with a lemon tahini dressing (see quick recipe below). P8163832

In my lemon tahini dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • garlic clove, minced
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. gluten free tamari
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil

Pulse in the food processor and voila!

I ended up mixing almost all this dressing into my shredded carrots and beets (about 3 cups of carrots and  1 1/2 cups of shredded cooked beets)- it was WAY too much dressing! Oops!

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Next time I’ll just drizzle it on Winking smile

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Around 2:30pm, I got hungry again and decided to whip a quick smoothie.

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On hand I had:

  • medium banana
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • nectarine, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • a couple sprigs of mint (thanks to my neighbors garden)

A quick blend and it was done! It was perfect especially since Dave came home early and we took a bike ride Smile

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I’m off to do a little more work (aka studying).

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