NEW green smoothie recipes


Hi all!  Well, day 2 of my 28-day challenge was to make a green smoothie.  Although this wasn’t much of a ‘challenge’ at all (because I regularly make them), I thought maybe I’d research some NEW and different varieties to try in the future. When I signed up for this challenge, I had no idea what would be expected of me….but so far they’ve been very do-able… thank goodness!

Check out these green smoothie varieties:

Ginger Spinach Green Smoothie

Coconut Green Smoothie

5 other varieties

And last but NOT LEAST,  you should check out The Green Smoothie Girl website.  It must not be a coincidence that she’s doing some FREE seminars in MY AREA this week!  (Don’t you love it when stuff like that happens!?!)  I think I’ll check my calendar and attend if I can.

Try a NEW smoothie recipe or something else NEW today!

NEW Salad Recipes


Our family went to a get-together last Friday evening and we were assigned to bring a salad.  So, I took this easy/yummy Italian Veggie Pasta Salad.  BUT…OH.MY!  All the other salads that were there were also soooooo yummy!  I wanted recipes for ALL of them!  I noted the ingredients in one particularly scrumptious salad and then came home and searched for a recipe with similar ingredients.  I think I came pretty close to finding it and I made it for dinner on Sunday.  I need to do that more often!…because  I scored!  Here are both recipes:

Italian Veggie Pasta Salad

1 package colored spiral pasta; Your choice of vegetables (I used broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, yellow pepper and baby carrots).  Boil pasta and mix together with all chopped up veggies; pour 1/2 to full bottle of Bernstein Italian Dressing over pasta and veggies.  Chill at least 2 hours.


Chicken Pasta Salad

2 – 8oz packages of bowtie pasta

1 cup celery – chopped

1 can pineapple tidbits – drained

2 cans mandarin oranges – drained

1 -12.5 oz canned chicken (or chopped cooked chicken)

1 package craisins

2 cups grapes (red or green)

1 cup cashews

1 bottle Kraft coleslaw dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise

Cook the pasta and drain.  Place in a large bowl.  Add all the ingredients and mix well.  Delicious! Serves 15-25