Krush in the Kitchen Recipe Roundup: Week 4
This past week on #KrushintheKitchen we had a smoothie focus! By now you know we love fiber, and smoothies are such a great way to pack that into a meal or snack. Another reason why we love smoothies? You can add all sorts of boosters into them for a range of health benefits. For example, in the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie we made this week, spirulina is added for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the Green Dream, spinach is added for its rich vitamin and mineral content. Smoothies can mask the flavor of some of these add-ins and for kids, they are a great way to sneak in greens!
We also showed a simple Tahini Dressing that only requires tahini, lemon, maple syrup, salt and water to thin. With more time on our hands, it’s a great excuse to start making certain items, like dressings, from scratch, to lower our body burden from all the preservatives, fake ingredients, sugar and sodium that get thrown into so many of the bottles we keep in our fridges. What else can you make from scratch? Take-out, but at home! Check out the Veggie ‘Fried’ Rice recipe below.
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Veggie ‘Fried’ Rice
Why we love: An easy way to use up remaining vegetables in your fridge, and any day old rice. We use brown rice because of its higher protein and higher fiber content. Even though it’s more caloric than white rice, the content of the calories is more nutritious, which is what matters most!
Serves 2-3 people
- 8-10 mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 handfuls of kale, chopped
- 2 large carrots, shredded
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups day old brown rice
- Beansprouts & chopped peanuts, optional
- 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Prep your sauces. Combine all ingredients for sauce 1 in a small bowl, and all ingredients for sauce 2 in a small bowl, then set both aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat, add mushrooms and cook until begin to soften. Then add kale and cook until wilts before adding shredded carrots. Cook all together for another minute and season with salt. Remove veggies from heat and use same pan to cook your scrambled eggs with remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Cook eggs until just cooked, but still a little loose, then add cooked rice and sauce 1. Mix all together and let rice warm through. Then add veggies back into the pan. Mix all together and cook for a minute more. Remove from heat and add sauce 2.
Serve with beansprouts and chopped peanuts.
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
Why we love: All of us have heavy metals in our bloodstream. It comes from pollutants, pesticides, medicines, our soils. The combination of ingredients in this smoothie lighten the heavy metal load in your bloodstream.
- 1 cup wild blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- Handful roughly chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 cup orange juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! Enjoy!
Extra metal detox boosters you can try adding:
- 1 tbsp Atlantic dulse seaweed
- 1 tsp barley grass