Ginger Mint Green Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. How about starting the day with a yummy green smoothie packed full of stuff that’s not only tasty but good for you too.

If you’re making this smoothie for the kids, leave out the ginger (or only add a tiny piece) and consider making it with apple juice or adding more fruit to make it a bit sweeter.

Green Smoothie with Mint and Ginger
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of baby spinach, washed
  • enough fresh water for consistency you want
  • 1 pear, core remove and diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ to ½ cup fresh chopped mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Put the spinach in your blender and fill about half way up with fresh water, then blend until smooth, adding more water to get the consistency you want to drink. Once you have it blended, add the diced pear, ginger root, and ¼ cup mint leaves. Blend, add more water if necessary, and taste. Add more mint if you like, then blend until frothy.
  2. Serve immediately. Will make 1 serving and is easily doubled.

 

Glass of healthy green vegetable smoothie with mint and ginger

On St. Patrick's Day Everyone Can Be IrishOn St. Patrick’s Day Everyone Can Be Irish

St. Patrick’s Day gives us all an excuse to have some fun and eat delicious comfort foods.

Just thinking about corned beef, cabbage & soda bread give me goose bumps.  Those classic Irish dishes are among some of my favorite but it’s fun when you can find new recipes that make your tummy happy.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner I thought it would be nice to put together some recipes and crafts and create a kindle ebook to celebrate.

You’ll find delicious Irish food along with a bunch of crafts that your family will enjoy creating together.

And remember, with all Kindle ebooks, you don’t need a Kindle to download them. Amazon makes it easy to put right on your computer, laptop, or other e-reader or device. And the price is right, too!

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Healthier Pasta And Chicken Tossed With Lemon Basil Oil

Who says hearty can’t be healthy? This meal is both. Choose whole wheat pasta for more nutrition and dietary fiber boost. The simple lemon, basil, and oil dressing keeps the calories down, and the flavor intensely delicious. This is a ‘comfort food’ recipe that is still on the healthier side.

  • 1 box (12 to 16 oz size) whole wheat pasta (choose whatever type you like)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken meat

Cook noodles according to package directions, drain well.Whole Wheat Pasta
In a large saucepan, put the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper seasoning. Turn heat on medium-low and heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the chicken and heat for a minute or two, just until the chicken is hot.
Dump the cooked pasta into the saucepan and toss everything together to coat well.
Serve hot. You can sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top if you like.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Include a green salad to stretch the meal out further.

Photo credit: keyseeker from morguefile.com

Summer CookingWhen the weather gets warmer, the last thing you want to do is stand over the stove, cooking a big meal. Not only is it hot in the kitchen, but the thought of eating a hot, heavy meal just doesn’t sound very appetizing.

That’s exactly why I put together this ebook -
Summer Cooking – Keeping It Cool

Summer is the time for easy meals and refreshing beverages. You want to get in and out of the kitchen fast, but, you also want a meal that’s satisfying. A bowl of lettuce and tomatoes just won’t do.

In this ebook you’ll get lots of fresh and fabulous meals that will get you out of the kitchen fast, but also be flavorful and filling. Click on and buy this great little ebook and start enjoying deliciously simple Summer meals today! www.hillbillyhousewife.com/ebooks/summercooking.htm