Eat your veggies!

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I don’t know about you but this arrangement of root vegetables makes my insides feel happy. After an indulgent weekend of Holiday related eating and festivities, this vegetable collage was exactly what the doctor (and waistline ordered). I had no recipe in mind and was pretty confident that any combination of what was available would be delicious once it was met with some olive oil and s&p and a hot hot oven. I went with what looked most fresh, in color and in price.

Here is what I ended up with:

Sweet potatoes

Parsnips

Onions

Leeks

Red Beets

Golden Beets

Carrots

Drizzle lightly with oil and sprinkle with s&p and pinch of rosemary if you’re feeling ‘earthy’. Roast for about 45-60 minutes at 375 or until lighty caramelized. This super-food side dish can accompany anything and is sure to be a crowd pleaser, even to the non-veg-liking-type since they get all sweet and crunchy the longer you cook them.

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Good Morning You Green Goddess

ImageIsn’t she lovely. I’m not sure about you, but the colour of this elixir is enough to get me up and going in the a.m, that or it kinda scares me and just keeps me up all night.. jury is still out on that one.

For serious. The Green Goddess smoothie will change your life. It takes some time to wrap your head around the idea of downing a days worth of greens before 7 a.m but I swear, you will thank me once you do. Being so low in sugar and fat, it doesn’t give you an unnatural high only to crash an hour later. It’s greeny goodness keeps me going to lunch. BONUS: After committing to these for 5 days straight, I noticed a difference in my skin (and waist line) that was reflective of how good my insides felt. Totes worth it.

What you will need:

2 handfuls of baby spinach or baby kale

A few sprigs of parsely

1 inch of ginger

1 inch of cucumber

Juice of half a lemon

Half a small apple

Half a ripe banana

Cold water (enough to reach your desired consistency)

A blender

Add all ingredients to blender and blend baby blend! Stream in water as needed. Pour into your fave drinking glass, sip away and be the goddess that you are.