Not only does it come together in minutes, it’s packed with fresh summer flavors like basil, olive oil and tomatoes. It’s gluten free and easy on the waistline, despite being a ‘creamy’ pasta dish.
Here’s the ‘secret’:
Basil pesto hummus. I use Royal Gourmet Foods brand, and I think Sabra makes it too. After my (quinoa) penne noodles were done cooking, I tossed them with 1/4 cup of hummus, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 diced tomato, salt, pepper, and a handful of fresh basil leaves. Serve warm or chilled, it makes a great summer dish.
To make a well rounded meal, I tossed my noodles with grilled chicken and greens.
Foodie feasts from the week:
Sushi! I wish I could eat it everyday – rainbow rolls and salmon avocado rolls are my absolute favorite!
Honey glazed sockeye salmon with chilled yellow beets, avocado and feta.
Broccoli slaw lettuce wraps with homemade spicy peanut sauce.
GF Enchiladas – love my Mexican food. The spicier, the better.
Coconut flour protein brownies. I keep these babies in the freezer – they taste fudgier.
Bison burgers served on portobello mushrooms and roasted tomatoes with yam fries. I wish I could find a decent, nutritious GF bun. I can’t find them in my city.
I tried organic whey protein for the first time ever, following two intense HIIT weekend workouts. I like my workouts fast, efficient and powerful – I’m the type of person who runs out of fuel very quickly (despite eating beforehand), so I busted my butt. To help aid in muscle repair, I made creamy lime protein smoothies after each session.
Into the blender went 1 frozen banana, 2 giant handfuls of spinach, the juice and zest of one lime, a handful of ice, 1 scoop of vanilla whey and just enough coconut milk to get things moving.
I liked how creamy and light my smoothies were, but I’m not sure if whey is something I’ll use regularly. Should I? I typically use Manitoba Harvest hemp or Vega Smoothie Infusion if I’m making a meal out of my smoothie.
Do you add protein supplements to your smoothies? Which brand(s) or types of protein do you prefer?