“Summer Smoothie Marathon”: #7) Breakfast Smoothie

For Smoothie #7 in our “Summer Smoothie Marathon”, we’ve got our healthy “Breakfast Smoothie”! This is a simple & delicious smoothie for when you need breakfast on the go; it’s packed full of nutrients, and is mighty hearty. Plus, check this: 20.1 grams of protein, 32% of your daily recommended intake of fiber, and VERY high amounts of Vitamins B6 & B12 for energy! Such a great way to kickstart your metabolism in the morning, and put you on track to having a food conscious day. After you give this smoothie a try, leave a rating & comment below; we know you’ll enjoy it! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 453 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1 Adult

 

What you need:

1/2 Cup Quick Oats

1/2 Cup Chopped Almonds

1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries

1/2 Cup Chopped Bananas

1 Cup Plain Yogurt (Low Fat)

1/2 Cup Milk (Low Fat) (Skim, Soy, Rice, or Almond)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 3 minutes; Servings: 1)

  1. Place all ingredients into container of electric blender; Blend on high.

  2. Blend until smooth; Serve immediately. (Smoothie may become thick if not consumed right away!)

  3. Drink & enjoy!

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“Summer Smoothie Marathon”: #3) Pre-Workout Smoothie

For Smoothie #3 in our “Summer Smoothie Marathon”, we’ve got our healthy & delicious “Pre-Workout Smoothie”! It’s really all in the name, well because, this is a great pre-workout smoothie. And the biggest benefit? IT’S EASILY DIGESTIBLE; and also, don’t forget about the 18.6 grams of protein, and VERY high amounts of Vitamins B6 & B12 for energy! Make sure you consume this one 30-60 minutes before you get in the gym, or hit the road for a run to get healthy energy for max performance. After you give this smoothie a try, leave a rating & comment below, and we know you’ll enjoy it. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 281 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1 Adult

 

What you need:

1/2 Cup Chopped Strawberries & Bananas

1 Cup Plain Yogurt (Low Fat)

1/2 Cup Milk (Low Fat) (Skim, Soy, Rice, or Almond)

1/2 Cup Ice

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 3 minutes; Servings: 1)

  1. Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender; Blend on high until smooth.

  2. With blender running, add 2-3 ice cubes at a time through center opening in the lid, until all ice cubes have been added.

  3. Blend until smooth; Serve immediately. (Smoothie will become thick if not consumed right away!)

  4. Drink & enjoy!

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Tasty25 TV: Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken!

It’s never a bad idea to whip up a balanced salad in the kitchen for lunch or dinner! Check out Episode 2 of Tasty25 TV, as we bring you a Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken recipe submitted by a very special Tasty25 contributor – Chef Dana Herbert of New Castle, Delaware. Chef Hebert recently competed for Buddy Valastro’s 8-week baking contest “Next Great Baker” on the cable television network TLC™, and won first place! His culinary creations have also been featured on several other cable TV networks, including WeTV™ and QVC™, and it’s an honor to welcome this world-class baker & food enthusiast to our food conscious community. His salad recipe is a complete meal consisting of only 390 calories per serving, contains 33% of your daily Vitamin A recommendation, and over 124% of your Vitamin C! Give Chef Dana’s recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating and/or commenting. Enjoy, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking!  – David Jones II, Editor

 

 

What you need:

2  6-oz chicken breasts

2 Bunches of spinach/baby spinach (Washed, dried, and cut if needed.)

3 Cups sliced strawberries

1 Cup sliced peaches

1/2 Cup walnuts

2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. dry mustard

1/4 Tsp. black pepper powder

Pinch of sea salt & paprika

 

Photo by: Erik Meyer

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serving size – 4 adults)

  1. Using a whisk, combine the lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, dry mustard, poppy seeds, and a pinch of salt & paprika until all ingredients are dissolved; Place dressing in the refrigerator.

  2. Next, heat your oven to 350 degrees; Place walnuts & almonds on a metal baking tray, and toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Cut the chicken breasts into even horizontal strips; Place on a cooking grill, and grill until cooked all the way through. (10-15 minutes.)

  4. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, toss torn spinach leaves, strawberries, and peaches in a large bowl, and drizzle the refrigerated dressing over it.

  5. Now add walnuts, and top salad with grilled chicken; serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Chef Dana for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Veggie Omelette w/ Avocado Salsa and Fruit Salad!

Another tasty breakfast recipe for our food conscious community! Try out this Veggie Omelette w/ Avocado Salsa and Fruit Salad submitted by Hailey Pharmer from Irvine, California; this 430-calorie complete breakfast is exactly what you need to kickstart your day in a dynamic way! Plus, you’re getting well over 100% of your Vitamins A & C! Let us know your thoughts about this awesome recipe by leaving a rating & comment, and we hope you enjoy! Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

Every recipe has a story! Hailey shared hers with us: “I learned about eating clean almost a year ago, and I’m constantly learning more & trying new ideas! This recipe I created was inspired by my desire to cut out processed foods, and also by my love for a hearty, healthy breakfast each morning!” –Hailey

 

What you need:

For the omelette:

3 egg whites

1 cup kale (Roughly chopped; About 3 kale leaves)

¼ cup red bell pepper (Roughly chopped)

¼ cup Tomatoes (Roughly chopped)

¼ cup green onion (Roughly chopped)

1 garlic clove (Finely chopped)

2 Tbsp. white onion (Chopped)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Black pepper (To taste)

Red pepper flakes (To taste; Optional)

For the avocado salsa:

½ Cup avocado

¼ Cup red roma tomato, chopped

2 Tbsp. purple onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

For the fruit salad:

3-4 Strawberries, chopped

½ Kiwi, peeled and chopped

½ Small mango, peeled and chopped

4 Raspberries

1 Tbsp. shredded coconut

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 1 adult.)

  1. Beat egg whites in a small bowl; Sauté the vegetables in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat (Only about 2-3 minutes) Sauté just until soft and brightly colored, then set aside.

  2. Heat the other 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat, pour eggs into the pan, add black pepper, and cover; Cook until lightly browned on bottom and flip.

  3. Add ½ of the vegetables mixture to one half of the omelet, then fold the other half of the omelet over the top; Let sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute with the heat off; Add the other half of veggies on top of omelet.

  4. To prepare the avocado salsa, in a small bowl, mix your red tomato, purple onion, cilantro and lemon juice; With a large spoon, carefully spoon avocado out of the skin. Spoon tomato mixture onto the avocado, serve next to the omelet, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

  5. Serve the omelet & avocado salsa with the fruit salad.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Hailey for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Banana Berry Blast Oatmeal!

We love simple breakfast recipes! Check out this healthy & delicious Banana Berry Blast Oatmeal recipe submitted by Anastasia Bardouk of Toronto, Canada; it’s low-sodium, uses honey & fruit as natural sweeteners, and is packed full of healthy protein! This yummy creation is the perfect way to start your day refreshed & focused, so definitely give this recipe a try for your next breakfast. Remember to take a second and let us know what you think by rating & commenting below, enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1/2 Cup plain organic oats

1/2 Cup water

1/2 Cup sliced bananas

1/2 Cup sliced strawberries

1/4 Cup blueberries & blackberries

1 Tbsp. flax seed

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serves 1 adult.)

  1. Place the plain oats, water, flax seed, and honey into a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Stir to mix evenly, and microwave covered on high for 2 1/2 minutes.

  3. Next, remove oatmeal from microwave and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.

  4. After 1-2 minutes of letting the oatmeal cool, add your fresh banana & strawberry slices along with the blueberries and blackberries.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Anastasia for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Mojito Fruit Salad!

A true one-of-a-kind healthy & delicious recipe! This Mojito Fruit Salad, sent in by Lillian Vargas from San Antonio, TX, is a tasty & creative way to get in your daily serving of fruit, along with 100% of your daily suggested Vitamin-C intake! This sweet tasting treat takes only 5 minutes to make, and can be served fresh or chilled in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Rate and comment below, let us know what you think, and Happy Cooking!  – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 Cup cubed, seeded watermelon

1 Cup seedless grapes

1 Cup cubed cantaloupe

1 Cup strawberries (Cut in halves.)

1 Cup kiwi (Peeled & cut into quarters.)

1 Cup fresh blueberries

3 Sprigs fresh mint

1 Tsp. white granulated sugar

1 Tsp. honey

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 4-6 adults)

  1. Mix the watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and kiwi in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid; Top fruit mixture with blueberries.

  2. Stir mint, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl, crushing mint with the back of a spoon while mixing to extract flavors; Pour over fruit mixture.

  3. Just before serving, gently toss or flip the sealed bowl several times to coat the fruit with the dressing. (Serve fresh, or refrigerate 1 hour before serving for cold salad.)

  4. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Lillian for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri!

As the temperature heats up, Tasty25 is helping you cool off with this delicious Strawberry-Coconut Daiquiri! Continue reading