Chopped Summer Salad (with a kick)

Firstly, I want to apologize for royally sucking and not writing in forever. Please forgive me! This past month has been beyond crazy but at the end of it all I now officially have a new job and am a year older 🙂

That being said here’s a quick, fresh salad recipe that makes an awesome and filling lunch or dinner.

Ingredients: 

1/4 an eggplant

1/2 red pepper

1/2 cup of corn

1/2 summer squash

1 vine ripe tomato

1/2 cucumber

4 small slices of hot pepper

3 oz grilled chicken (if wanted)

How to Make It:

IMG_3929Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers,  red pepper and hot pepper and put in a bowl with the corn

Dice the eggplant and summer squash and either bake until cooked (about 15 mins at 350) or sauté in a frying pan for about 5 minutes

Add to the bowl of other ingredients and sprinkle a pinch of salt over everything

Pour onto your plate (and if wanted add grilled chicken)

That’s it— probably the easiest meal ever 🙂

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Watermelon Green Smoothie…YES!

If  you haven’t been able to tell from my recent posts, I am EXTREMELY excited that summer is just around the corner. Not only is summer the best because it hosts my birthday but some of my favorite food is in season, and with summer comes the beach! woo!

In honor of all things summer I have been eating watermelon and so naturally I decided to make a watermelon #greensmoothie. Here’s my first watermelon green smoothie recipe:

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  • 1 cup of  diced watermelon
  • 1/2 of a pear
  • 1/2 cup of spinach
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk

*Note: I froze this smoothie over night before drinking to make it thicker, if you want a thicker consistency and are planning on drinking it immediately add ice cubes when blending