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cabbage and apple coleslaw

What a wonderful weekend away!  We spent the weekend chatting with friends, BBQ-ing, hiking, relaxing and soaking in the sun.  It was fabulous!

For a weekend away, I was able to keep my healthy eating style with everything that I brought from home plus a lot of fruit and veggies that we all picked up.  I ate smoothies, salads, veggie burgers, grilled veggies, corn on the cob, more salad, super charge me cookies, etc.  I feel great after a weekend away!

But, back to reality today!

It was a HOT one in Boston today…they say it hit 100°F in some areas.  Yowzers!  To cool off a bit, I started my day with a smoothie, of course.

Chocolate Mango Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 3/4 scoop Vega protein powder
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup filtered water

Absolutely delicious and very refreshing!!

I kept lunch fairly simple as well, mostly due to the lack of fresh produce in our fridge after a weekend away (we picked up our CSA tonight!).

Whole Wheat Wrap with Lettuce, Hummus and Avocado

And, yogurt with fresh blueberries.

Aren’t simple foods the best?!

Mid-afternoon, I snacked on a granola bar that I had picked up at Starbucks last week.

I loved it!  Simple ingredients and raw…

We tried to keep dinner very simple due to the heat.

Cabbage and Apple Coleslaw

This is a very easy recipe.  I used the grater on my food processor to chop everything up, which made it simple!

  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 2 small apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 8 oz thick greek yogurt (I used Trader Joe’s Honey Greek Yogurt – full fat)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme

Mix the yogurt, vinegar, oil and thyme until thinned out (use a little extra olive oil if need be), then toss the dressing with the cabbage, carrots, apple, raisins and sunflower seeds.

I spiralized a beet to serve on top of my salad.

Served with cheesy bread. 🙂

Simple, cold dinners on hot nights are definitely the way to go!  This was delicious!  We both loved it.

Have a great (cool) evening.