Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad
1/2 c. dry quinoa
1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
(OR 1 c. prepared/cooked quinoa)
1 c. garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 diced onions
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 avocados, diced
1 bunch cilantro, bottom stems cut off
2 c. spinach
2 tsp. dijon mustard
zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 juicy lemon, or two not so juicy lemons :)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper
Prepare quinoa according to package directions. I like to use a rice cooker on the white rice setting to make it easy!
Once the quinoa is cooked, set it aside to cool.
In a food processor, add cilantro and spinach. Process the greens until the are chopped up finely.
In a bowl, add the chickpeas, chopped greens, tomatoes, avocado, onion, and garlic.
In a bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together. Pour over the salad.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Let sit in the fridge until ready to eat! Enjoy!
Everything Green Smoothie
*This smoothie makes quite a bit and could easily serve two adults. Unless your like me and can eat for two, then you could drink it all on it's own. It could also serve 2-3 kids, one mama and 2 children...etc.. :-)
1 c. non dairy milk, more if needed for thinning out smoothie
handful of fresh spinach
handful of fresh kale, no stems
handful of swiss chard
2 green apple, cold and cit into slices/core removed
1/2 medium cold cucumber
1 frozen banana, sliced
1 TB. chia seeds
sweetener of choice, stevia is what I used/honey works well too (1-2 tsp.)
1 1/2 c. ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy. Drink immediately. Enjoy!