Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you are in this glorious world, Hi!
If you have read my about meyou would have read that I am a self-confessed lover of salad. Weird yes, I know, everyone says it, but I love them. Not just any old green salad or garden salad or coleslaw, no way, I love throwing everything in. A salad with the lot! Salad ala throw in everything but the kitchen sink. Crunchy rainbow salads.
Here is just one of my prized salads. Are you ready? Pen in hand? Take notes! PS please note, presentation is not my strongest point, but I am big on taste and nutritional value. Read on my friends. 😍
Baby spinach leaves, toss in a few toasted almonds, next a handful of fresh basil, basil makes for the most delicious flavor added to anything. I’ll add more about basil later, am I making your mouth water yet?
Stop, answer that when I get back, I need a moment, I’ve got to have a tea break, I need some fresh basil and tomato on toast right now. I have made my own mouth water. Seriously, have you tried that? It’s a must do!
Where was I, am I making your mouth water yet? Yes? Good! Well I am not finished yet, let’s get back to my salad,
So we have baby spinach leaves with some toasted almonds scattered on top next was a handful of fresh basil, continuing on I will throw in some avocado and another layer of fresh spinach leave, then some dried fruit, maybe sultanas, raisins, goji berries plus raw nuts￼. A little more avocado, now for some dressing, olive oil or avocado or macadamia oil drizzled and fresh lemon and lime squeezed. Mix and eat. The crunch, the sweetness, the bitter, mixed together for an explosion of taste sensations in your mouth. Serve it with whatever else you like to eat.
I am mostly a plant based in my diet. So to make my culinary experiences colorful and exciting, I do come up with some wonderful and innovative salad and vegetable recipes.
I am going to start sharing some of my kooky and amazingly good concoctions, and yes they are concoctions, I choose not to follow recipes. My rule of thumb, firstly, what is in my cupboard or what is in my fridge, then what type of tantalising taste sensations is my taste bud craving?
Who are my victims that evening? Are they adventurous? Being honest, many may look at it and go “oh my god what is in that”, some say ” oh my god that looks divine, then, when my victims taste my salads, I always get the same response, wow, yum, that is really fabulous.
My salads are not what today’s post is about. Next on the agenda.
Today is about the smoothie bowls that I like to get creative or should I say experimental with. I chuckle to myself as I write this.
My smoothie bowl has a base of blueberries, my all time favourite base, add to that, 2 brussels sprouts, yes I am serious, two handfuls of baby spinach leaves, 2 florets of cauliflower, still serious 🤨, coconut yoghurt, coconut water, one teaspoon of hempseed’s, coconut pea protein powder. Topped with Muesli, one sliced pear, crushed pineapple, toasted seeds, carob and goji berries. A delectable dish of deliciousness. Now my question to you is can you tell by this face that I enjoyed it? It was beyond yummmmmm. If you’re ever in Australia feel free to pop over and I’ll make you one.
If you teeter on living life on the edge, not scared to try something new, maybe inventive, check out my Instagram posts. Please note that now I also have a new account which is dedicated to sharing fitness, health and wellness tips, making healthy lifestyle choices with a plant based diet. My new account is janettebendlehealthandwellness
Now head to the kitchen and throw caution to the wind and try something, new and crazy. You may not like it but you will learn from that and make it better next time.
Happy eating my fellow bloggers ❤️