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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

{Back in the Saddle - Green Smoothies}

** This post is not sponsored by the Young and Raw App, it is a review and the opinions are my own.

Green smoothies are slowly finding their way back into my diet!  After making it a New Year’s resolution to drink at least 3 green smoothies a week (that’s a lot for me) I found myself kind of sick of the green liquid once the New Year (2014) hit!  The reason behind getting back on board with the green smoothie fad (that makes it sound bad) you might ask?  This new iPhone App that Derek sent me the other day!

The Young and Raw Official 30 Day Challenge app is chalk full of 140 different green smoothie recipes, just the motivation and inspiration I need to enjoy the little (yet powerful) green drink!  I am usually not a recipe/diet App person, but this App had me intrigued and got some pretty rad reviews (its on the top charts)!

Derek and I tested out the Citrus Cold Buster Smoothie a few days ago to help pump me full of Vitamin C (I posted a picture on Instagram)!  I need to get over this cold before the weekend!  Check out the App in the iTunes app store!  And check out the delicious green protein packed smoothie below, its from my new app! 

Powered Up Plant Protein Green Smoothie
From the Young and Raw Official 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge App
Serves 1

2 Pears Chopped 
1 Cup Kale or Spinach or a combo 
1 Tablespoon Raw Pumpkin Seeds 
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds 
1 Cup Coconut Milk (We used Almond Milk) 

1- Combine ingredients in a blender, blend till smooth and enjoy! 


{Pan Seared Sesame Soy Tuna with Sauteed Veggies}

This week has not really gotten away from me, but I feel like I have been letting my to do list fall by the wayside.  I have been battling a cold for most of the week (never fun, but comes with the change in weather), and I am living for the future and anxiously awaiting the weekend, we have fun wedding plans (I will talk about those on Friday)! 

Needless to say with my to do list falling by the wayside, cooking, and blogging have also fallen off the band wagon!  I know, bad me, I am sorry!   But I am back with you today, and I am excited to share this delicious tuna recipe with you!  I feel like I haven’t shared a fish recipe with you in a while, and this tuna is both easy to prepare and delicious!  I made this a week ago for Derek and I, and I want to say that dinner was on the table in about 30 minutes!  Yup, it takes no time at all!  All you need is one pan so clean up is a breeze!  Sub in any veggie you like or have on hand, make this meal your own!  

Pan Seared Sesame Soy Tuna with Sauteed Veggies
Brunch N'Cupcakes
Serves 2-4
For Tuna:
1 Pound Tuna Filet 
1 Teaspoon Cumin 
1 Teaspoon Ginger  
2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil 
2 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce  
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Cooking Spray 

Sauteed Vegetable Medley
1 Cup Broccoli 
1/2 Cup Red Pepper 
3 Garlic Cloves Minced 
1/2 Onion 
1 teaspoon sesame oil 
Sesame Seeds
Salt and Pepper to Taste

1- Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray.  Pat Tuna dry and sprinkle both sides of fish with ginger, cumin, salt and pepper.
2- Pan sear tuna for 5 minutes on each side, or until tuna has reached desired doneness.  In a small bowl whisk together sesame oil and soy sauce.  Drizzle over fish.  Cover with tin foil and place in warmed oven until vegetables are done.
3- Respray skillet with cooking spray.  Saute onions until translucent, add in garlic and cook until fragrant.  Add broccoli, and red pepper and saute until veggies are tender (don't over cook).  Drizzle veggies with sesame oil and toss with salt, pepper and sesame seeds.

To serve plate veggies and top with tuna filet.  Enjoy!