Friday, January 13, 2012

Detox Smoothie #1 and Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas

Cucumber Melon Mint Detox Smoothie
Cucumbers, melon and mint are all great detoxing foods. The high water and vitamin content in the cucumbers and melon help to detoxify the body and eliminate toxins, while the mint can help stimulate digestion.

1/2 cucumber, chopped
1/2 honeydew melon, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup fresh mint
a few squeezes of fresh lime
Optional: Garnish with hemp seeds

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chickpeas
These crispy chickpeas will give you lots to feel great about. They are a great grab-n-go crunch that is good for you too. You can toss a baggie of these in your kids lunchbox, your lunchbox, purse or gym bag. Instead of reaching for a high carb, high fat, overly salted chip, you can make your own. From sweet to savory. The gamut of flavor is wide open, be creative and have fun with this recipe.

1 14oz can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and dried with paper towels
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 400. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spread out on a baking sheet and roast for about 40 minutes or until very golden brown (almost burnt looking).

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