Green Smoothies & Eggs-ellent News

Green Smoothies

Well Friends, with all of the festivities and celebrations from the holidays it’s high time for me to return to my regular workout schedule and pump up the less indulgent meals. Sometimes that can be easier said than done but I find that instead of trying to completely overhaul one’s diet, you can take small steps towards healthier eating.

You may recall my obsession with juicing. It really is delicious and is a great way to supplement your veggies intake. But often times the challenge with juicing is that you need a large bulk of produce to get a small glass of goodness. That can be kind of pricey this time of year so instead of my Green Juices I switch over to Green Smoothies. I’m still able to use spinach which is quite cost effective in my area year round and add frozen berries, Greek Yogurt and other goodies. I love making these quick Green Smoothies for breakfast or prior to a run.

And now I’m happy to share my EGGS-ellent news….


Beginning this month I’ll be blogging for our friends over at Safest Choice® Eggs!

Safest Choice® Eggs are all natural and are pasteurized “in-shell” through a water bath method. Since this process helps to eliminate the risk of Salmonella, I use them in my recipes where eggs are purposely undercooked or raw. And the great news for my fellow Southern California peeps is that Safest Choice® Eggs are now carried in Albertsons stores.

So keep an eye out as I’ll be contributing monthly eggs-ellent recipes and posts over at Safest Choice® Eggs!

And with that Friends, Eat well!


Green Smoothies
Serves 2


4 cups spinach leaves
1 cup frozen berries
1 ripe banana
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse several times to break down the frozen berries and continue blending until smooth.


Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

Living in California, I have the great privilege of having delicious and authentic Mexican food at my fingertips. Dishes that celebrate the complex flavors of spices, chilies, bright herbs and sauces. L-O-V-E it!

To wash all the goodness down, I usually gravitate towards a well crafted margarita or cerveza. However, when I’m looking for something non-alcoholic to go along with my fav Mexican dishes, I opt for Aguas Frescas. Light, refreshing and a perfect compliment to the spices and heat.

Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

My favorite type of Aguas Frescas is Tamarindo (tamarind) but with all the beautiful watermelon in season, I thought it would make a great alternative. I also threw in some fresh basil leaves to add a layer of herbaceous flavor and it was wonderful!

Super Easy. Super Refreshing. And Super Delicioso!

And with that—Have a Great Weekend, Friends!


Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas


8 Cups Fresh Watermelon, roughly chopped
6-8 Large Basil Leaves
1 Cup Chilled Water
1/4 Lime Juice
Simple Syrup (optional)

In a blender, add watermelon, basil, water and lime juice. Blend until smooth. If additional sweetness is needed, add simple syrup 1 tablespoon at a time. Pour liquid through a sieve to strain. Serve chilled.