Veggie Loves Omni

This is a story about a veggie lover falling in love with a meat lover and all of the yummy meals we cook up!

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Fruit lovin hippie

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Ohhhh my goodness! Look at all of that fruity goodness. The other week I was super proactive, bought all sorts of fruit for the week to come. So I could make smoothies for breakfast and have huge bowls of fruit for lunches. 

Monday morning I wake up with a god awful sore throat. But I make my smoothie anyway and head off to work. All morning I’m sipping on this smoothie and the fruit is just not helping with the sore throat at all! Needless to say I ended up with a full blown cold, the week before Christmas and the last thing I want when I have a cold is fruit! It seriously bummed me out. Thankfully I kept an eye on everything and didn’t let any of the fruit go to waste. As everything started to ripen I made sure to throw them in the fridge the slow down the process and when the bananas and mango’s got too ripe I chopped them up and threw them in the freezer for smoothies. 

Now that I’m feeling better (thank goodness) I’m ready to start making my smoothies and fruit bowls again! I’m even doing the Fruity below 40’s 30 day challenge. I’m doing the Raw till 4 challenge but totally vegan for the 30 days! It just what I need to start the new year!

Happy New Year everyone :)

watermelon juice

I made this one morning for breakfast and it was so delicious

I took a small watermelon… Chopped it all up and threw the chunks into a high speed blender to get all nice and juicy. Then once it was all blended up I strained all of the pulp out and had an awesome huge mason jar full of watermelon juice.

So simple and so tasty! I cant wait to make this again. I think next time I’ll throw in some mint or basil too.

thanksgiving loveliness

This year Morgan and I did our own Thanksgiving. Ohhh man, it was so nice. We got to sleep in (which we loooove to do), we had bagels for breakfast and lounged around the house all day. 

For dinner we both got in the kitchen and cooked our lil hearts out. I think it took about 3 hours to prep everything and cook it up but it was fun and all came out really good! 

Morgan made his turkey (I forgot to snap a photo of that) while I made all of the veggie sides. I don’t like to get too fancy with the food on Thanksgiving, I really enjoy the traditional stuff!! We had broccoli casserole, corn casserole, rosemary roasted carrots and goat cheese garlic smashed potatoes. 

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And we had lots and lots of leftovers!! I loved that!!

green smoothie lovin

I am a green smoothie freak!! Most of the time Ill throw 5 bananas, some pineapple or figs and a couple handfuls of spinach or kale in the blender and that’s my breakfast, and its DELICIOUS! But sometimes I like to get a bit fancy and make one of my two favorite green smoothie. 

Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie, which was probably the smoothie that started this addiction of mine! Its huge and filling and delicious

This is the way I make mine… 1 head of romaine lettuce, 2 handfuls of spinach, small handful of parsley, 4 celery sticks, 2 small apples, 1 pear, juice of 1 lemon and 2 cups of water

(do you notice there are TWO, yes the mister likes his green drinks too)

Now my newest favoritest smoothie I found at the Saturday Morning Market and I fell in love with it! Then rushed home to recreate it. I switched up a few of the ingredients and I’m still totally in love.

Here it is… 2 bananas, 1 cup of pineapple, 1/3 of a cucumber, 3 apples, 2 handfuls of kale, ginger to taste, a teeny bit of maple syrup and 2 cups of water

Greens smoothies are just so pretty!! Get your greens on people