The latest from the Radish
As the spring weather starts to make its appearance, smoothie time becomes more and more intriguing. Smoothies offer the perfect opportunity to sneak in some potent powders and seeds and jump start your morning with mega nutritional mileage. Today I am sharing one of my favorite smoothies - The Crazy Monkey aka peanut butter, banana, cacao smoothie. Nothing beats this delicious combo of three of my favorite foods.
I made this hearty grain salad on whim based on what I happened to have in my pantry one lazy Sunday afternoon. After demonstrating the steps on my instagram stories, I received a lot of positive feedback requesting the complete recipe. It is always such a nice reminder of the incredible community that instagram has fostered. I am so happy to have the continued inspiration and support that encourages me to keep providing nutritious and simple recipes.
Grain salads are always a staple in my cooking repertoire. They are easy to make, versatile, and provide fantastic leftovers. Since produce is currently a little slim at the greenmarket, this grain salad is full of roasted carrots, herbs, crispy chickpeas, crunchy cucumbers, and finished with a dijon sherry vinaigrette. Once the gorgeous produce of spring and summer come in, carrots can easily be joined by fava beans, asparagus, or peas, and fresh arugula can be tossed in at the very end for a punchy and vibrant finish.
Matcha is having quite the moment. Matcha lattes, matcha soft serve, and matcha-laced sweet treats seem to be dominating the current healthy food scene. Matcha is not just vibrant and beautiful. It is loaded with beneficial nutrients. Start your day with a fully loaded bowl of matcha oats, and you will be going strong all day long.