I came across The Make Meals Healthy Recipe contest at work. The college newsletter listed top 10 functional foods, and challenged employees to come up with a healthy recipe, using at least two of the ten foods.
The food cannot be deep fried (as if!), and the recipes would be judged on the number of functional foods used in the recipe, healthy method, ease of preparation, taste and originality.
The top 10 functional foods listed were:
- whole grains
- beans and legumes
- sweet potatoes
So here is my take on a healthy recipe, using soy + almonds + blueberries + spinach.
Blueberry Almond Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze) –> almonds!
- 1 small container of almond-flavored tofu (plain tofu would work too) –> almonds + soy!
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 2 ice cubes
- honey, vanilla extract (optional)
Place all ingredients in blender. I usually pour liquid last. Cover and blend for few minutes until smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 1.5 large glasses (could serve 2 people or 1 SOF-training yoga-teaching psychology instructor).
Basic ingredients… (I no longer have chia seeds, because after adding a bit to the smoothie, I dropped this whole container on the floor. I may or may not have said something not nice. Mooha was delighted.)
Side of coffee + whole wheat pita with pumpkin butter and honey is optional.
Cat in a box.