Homemade Pesto & Chicken Pasta with Asparagus

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I’ll let this recipe speak for itself…

 

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Ingredients

1 Bunch of Asparagus

1 lb of Chicken

1 dozen sundried tomatoes

1 1/2 Cups Penne Pasta

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp Salt

2 tsp Pepper

Olive Oil

Pesto:

1 Cup Basil

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Parmesean

1 Pinch of Salt

1 Pinch of Pepper

1/2 Cup Pine nuts

3 Cloves Garlic

2 tbsp lemon juice

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Begin by taking your chicken and dicing it into bite sized pieces. Cover base of a frying pan with olive oil and add chicken. Season Chicken with salt, pepper, and lemon juice on medium low heat. Meanwhile, cut off bottoms of asparagus and add then cut the asparagus in half. Add to chicken pan and mix well. Let cook and check frequently.

Get a medium size pot, fill with 4 cups of water and turn on high heat. Once the water is boiling add pasta. Let cook on medium heat for 6-10 minutes or as package directs. Once cooked, strain, and butter with olive oil of coconut oil.

To make the pesto, place basil, olive oil, salt, pepper, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and lemon into a food processor or blender. Blend well for up to 30 seconds.

When the asparagus is soft and the chicken is full cooked, mix pasta, asparagus, chicken, pesto, and sundries tomatoes in a large mixing bowl. Once the contents is evenly distributed, serve and enjoy. ❤

 

 

Cherry Chicken with Rosemary & Garlic Quinoa

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Ingredients

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Chicken

1 Chicken Breast

4 Cups 100% Cherry Juice

A Pinch of Salt

A pinch of Pepper

1 tbsp Rosemary

Quinoa

1/2 cup Quinoa

2 cloves Garlic

3 tbsp Olive Oil

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Take your cherry juice and put it in a slow cooker on medium heat for 3-4 hours or until finished. I used a regular pot and put it on low. Add your chicken If you are going the pan version, the chicken take about 30-40 minutes. Take the chicken out and strain. Add salt, pepper, and rosemary.

In another pot, take one cup of water and put it on high. Once boiling add in quinoa and turn down to medium heat for 10 minutes or until done. In a skillet take your olive oil and chopped garlic. Let it simmer on low for 1-2 minutes, add quinoa. Serve with chicken and greens (I Chose spinach). Eat and enjoy!

 

Super Smooth Blueberry Peach Smoothie

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Can’t get enough of a good smoothie, so here’s one to try out!

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1 Banana

1/4 Cup Blueberries

1/4 Cup Peaches

1/4-1/2 Cup Brown Cow Vanilla Yogurt

1 Cup Orange Juice

Add

2 Tbsp Flax Seed Oil

2-3 Tbsp Chia Seeds

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Pretty Basic. Throw it all in a blender for 15-30 seconds and you’re good to go! I love smoothies because they are so simple and so easy! Blueberries are a great source of energy and help keep focus through out the day. They are also full of medicine quoteantioxidants which kill free radicals in the body and promote healthy aging and can help prevent cancer. Tag teaming with peaches and you’ve got an unbeatable combination: they are so, so delicious — definitely one of my favorite fruits — and they are also full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. In addition to inhibiting free radicals, the Vitamin C found in peaches, blueberries, and orange juice promote healthy skin and youthful properties because it increases collagen production. Furthermore, both peaches and blueberries promote a healthy heart ❤ Peaches and Blueberries both contain fiber and Vitamin C, the bananas and peaches contain potassium, all of which can dramatically reduce risk of heart disease if taken regularly and with a low salt diet. And if that’s not enough, the yogurt will help your gut’s micro biome and promote good gut bacteria and healthy flora which will help with your digestive processes. Enjoy! Please leave a comment bellow and let me know what you think or if you have any requests for recipes ❤

Sources:

Feature, Carol SorgenWebMD. “Heart-Healthy Diet: 5 Foods for Your Heart.” WebMD. WebMD, 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.

“6 Healthiest Berries for Women’s Hearts.” Health.com. Health.com, n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.

“Peaches: Health Benefits, Nutritional Breakdown.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 11 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.