Winter Quinoa Citrus Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing

A sweet and bright citrus salad, perfect for the winter time with a creamy lemon tahini dressing!

Winter Quinoa Citrus Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing- A sweet and bright citrus salad, perfect for the winter time with a creamy lemon tahini dressing!

Happy weekend! I’m popping in quickly today to share a winter citrus quinoa salad that has been a staple for me the past few weeks. In an effort to keep with my intentions for the year, I wanted to find a salad that is filling, easy to throw together and hearty enough that I won’t be hangrily tearing through the cupboards for a snack in an hour. Mixing in a handful of pre-cooked quinoa and drizzling over a creamy lemon tahini dressing that even a tahini hater like me can love all seem to do the trick. (more…)

Orange Matcha Smoothie

Orange and matcha come together to create a perfect cold busting matcha smoothie!

Orange Matcha Smoothie-Orange and matcha come together to create a perfect cold busting matcha smoothie!

It’s been a minute (more like 2 weeks!), right? Between the holidays, needed time to chill out and trying to get over two nasty colds, a break was well needed. I have the whole month of January already planned out, so I am excited about the recipes that are coming in the next few weeks! My goal is to start trying to incorporate more savory recipes too, since a girl can’t subsist on waffles and cake alone (much as I might try). My past self must have known that my future self was going to need this power packed matcha (more…)

Tropical Blood Orange Smoothie

Tropical Blood Orange Smoothie

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I know smoothies aren’t usually winter treats, but I’ve been chipping away at this sweet/salty fudge and just polished off this cake and it’s high time for something a little lighter. I like my smoothies on the thinner side, but don’t want juice, I want a smoothie! If I wanted juice, I would have juice, you know? So my solution was making a batch of homemade cashew milk and adding it in with the blood orange beauties I found at Trader Joe’s during my last shopping trip. Oftentimes, I grab the season’s produce without thinking about what I’m really going to do with it, but Kathryn’s creamy smoothie inspired me to go heavy handed on the citrus with a winter time smoothie. Blood oranges seem to be  tad sweeter than their regular counterparts, with a gorgeous dark red juice that was just perfect for a pink-hued smoothie. Frozen pineapple seemed like another perfectly tart addition, as well as balancing out the sweetness of the blood oranges. I loved this smoothie as is, but if you want to add some sweetness, I think a tablespoon of agave nectar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract (DIY it!) would make perfect additions. If you can’t find blood oranges, sub in your favorite winter citrus. But honestly, that color and the touch of sweetness the oranges bring can’t be beat!

 

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Bon weekend friends! xoxo

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Creamy Blood Orange Tropical Smoothie
 
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Blood oranges and pineapple make for the perfect winter time smoothie treat!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 blood oranges, peeled
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used homemade cashew milk)
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
Instructions
  1. Blend together all of the ingredients until mixture is completely smooth. Add in vanilla and agave nectar for a bit more sweetness. Serve immediately.