Posts Tagged ‘green’

Eat More Peas

Thursday, July 24th, 2014














These little legumes can help you eat less yet feel nourished. Green peas are bursting with nutrients and provide very good amounts of eight different vitamins and seven different minerals. One cup packs in an impressive seven grams of fiber, leaving you feeling full for hours after mealtime and delivers eight grams of protein which is more then a large egg. Protein takes longer for the body to digest then carbs, and it requires more energy so you are naturally burning calories in the process. Plus, they contain resistant starch, a special kind of starch our bodies don’t digest. It goes through the stomach and small intestine undigested and feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine. Other health benefits, like all green food, peas contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help prevent chronic disease.

Fresh or Frozen, these little guys are a clever way to boost protein in smoothies, soups, and pasta.  For your morning smote, blend a handful of peas with avocado, banana, and almond milk. You won’t even taste the peas.

Mels’ Za

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013



I don’t eat wheat but still crave pizza. Here is my whole food version.  I have been inspired by many books I have read and gathered ideas.  This concept came from Diana Stobo.  Some recipes, like this one, I like to provide the foundation and give you the license to get creative. This pizza is fast and easy to make; I guarantee your kids will love it too.


Preheat the oven to 420 degrees

CRUST: Sprouted or gluten free wrap; I prefer Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain tortilla

SAUCE: Tomato sauce:  Home made, Muir Glen or Fresh Market. Spread a thin layer of sauce onto the wrap. Add some of your favorite spices: garlic powder, red pepper flakes, Italian spices.

TOPPINGS: Cheese: Dyia, Almond, raw or what ever you prefer. Add you favorite veggie or fruit toppings; figs, olives, onions, jalepenos etc.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheeses is melted and bubbling

Feel free to add a handful of fresh greens on top. Enjoy!




Ezekiel 4:9-sprouted grain tortilla

1/3 Cup of Muir Glen pizza sauce

Garlic powder to taste

Italian seasoning to taste

Chili flakes to taste

Organic valley raw mozzarella grated

1/3-cup artichokes hearts chopped

1 Roma tomato sliced

Couple of fresh basil leaves


My Morning Smoothie

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

This smoothie is inspired by one I had at Whole Foods called “the kalelious”.  It was so good and refreshing but to make it is time consuming.  The Whole foods version juices the apples, lemon and ginger, and then mixes it with the rest of the ingredients.  I do love to juice but I am a busy girl who work 9 to 5 and do not have time to juice and blend every morning.  So in my version you just throw everything in the blender and you’re out the door.


½ cup water

Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup of pineapple fresh or frozen

½ banana (I use a frozen banana)

1 granny smith apple

Ginger- (I use a about ¼ inch)

2 cups of spinach

Couple leaves of kale

Blend all the ingredients together.

To chill, add as many ice cubes desired after it’s blended.  Enjoy!