Homemade Sushi!

cucumber roll

Cucumber rolls are my favorite! Easy (and cheap) to make ­čÖé

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Acai Green Smoothie

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For me, a great day always starts with a green smoothie. Green smoothies are fast and easy to make, they are very healthy, and they give you an amazing energy boost.This particular green smoothie is inspired by a Brazilian cafe near where I live in Santa Cruz, CA. The cafe serves all different kinds of acai bowls and acai smoothies. Acai is a Brazilian fruit that is known for its energy boosting powers! I have seen frozen packets of acai in several grocery stores and I decided to get a pack and experiment with making acai smoothies and acai bowls. The following smoothie is my favorite result of this experimentation.

Acai Green Smoothie:
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
– 1 Packet of Unsweetened Frozen Acai (I used the Sambazon brand smoothie packet)
– 1 frozen banana
– 1 cup spinach or other greens
– 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
– 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter (almond butter is my favorite)
– Optional: If you like your smoothies very sweet like I do, add 1 squeeze of agave nectar or other liquid sweetener of choice (I usually add a squeeze of honey)

Directions:
Add all ingredients into blender and blend on high. Enjoy your delicious green smoothie!

Coconut Fried Plantain

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Fried plantain is a favorite snack of mine. They look very similar to a banana but are much more savory and cannot be eaten raw. You can bake them, but I really enjoy them fried. Fried Plantain has an amazing texture-crunchy one the outside and chewy on the inside, kind of like a cookie! I like to fry them in coconut oil for health and taste. I also like to top them with sea salt and red chili peppers.

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Can’t wait until these are back in season!

Hello!

I’m Kayla. I am a college student in Santa Cruz, CA who loves to eat and make food! I tend to┬ácook┬ámeals┬áthat are easy, inexpensive, and made with real ingredients. I┬ábelieve that we should eat without restrictions and diets (unless necessary for health) and love everything that we eat.┬á