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3 Healthy Recipes to Try This Year

The New Year is the time of resolutions and by starting off your year eating right, you can put a checkmark next to one of the most important resolutions. These 3 recipes will help you stay healthy by limiting sugar intake, and keeping cholesterol low. Plus, they are very easy to make!

 

Vanilla Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups 1% milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of organic raw vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

-Heat the milk or almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add rinsed quinoa and salt and simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.

-Remove quinoa from heat and add lemon zest and blueberries into the mixture. Add just a slight pinch of stevia to the mixture if it’s not sweet enough.

Delicious blueberry breakfast quinoa! Healthy and yummy!

This recipe has been modified from the original recipe below.

Original Recipe/Image Source

 

Veggie Burgers

  • 2 cups portabella mushrooms, cubed (smaller pieces); gills removed
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup minced broccoli, fresh only
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp gluten free panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • Whole wheat buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Avocado

For the Patties:

-In a large bowl add 1 cup of black beans and mash with a masher (chunks are OK).

-Next, add in the mushrooms, the rest of the beans, broccoli, garlic, onion, coconut aminos, onion and garlic powder and ground mustard. Mix just until coated.

-Add in the eggs, cheese and gluten free panko crumbs and mix gently with a large spoon until the mixture is combined.

-Set aside while you place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add in 2 tbsp of olive oil.

-Once the oil starts to shimmer, scoop a ½ cup of mixture into the palm of your dampened hand and gently shape into a burger. The mixture should hold a burger shape. If it doesn’t add just a tbsp more of panko crumbs.

-Place in the oil and cook for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and a crust has formed on each side.

ChunkyPortabellaBlackBeanBroccoliPatty6

Original Recipe/Image Source

 

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can also use skim milk)
  • 1/4 cup cultured vanilla coconut milk (can also use plain Greek yogurt)
  • 2-3 drops of stevia vanilla extract or just add a pinch or two of regular stevia
  • Handful of baby spinach (you can add more to your liking)
  • 2-3 slices of avocado (optional but it adds a little sweetness to the smoothie)

-Place all the ingredients in a blender. It’s best to add the liquid ingredients first because some blenders might get stuck if there isn’t enough liquid by the blade. Blend until a smoothie texture.

-Pour the mixture into a tall glass or two small glasses and enjoy! This smoothie is great for breakfast, as a snack, or even as dessert!

ForRent.com-Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

 

A healthier you is the ideal New Year’s resolution, don’t you think? Enjoy!

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    Hi! I’m Maria, formerly the Social Media & Content Marketing Manager for ForRent.com. I was part of a dream team that is dedicated to running this awesome blog along with ForRent.com's social channels. If I am not busy writing blogs and socially sharing, you can find me working out, drinking cappuccinos, stylizing my apartment and doing DIY projects!