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Mango Tango Green Smoothie

Spinach for breakfast in a sweet smoothie? It works. Trust me.

This is a great intro to green breakfast smoothies. The banana-mango combination really hides the vegetable taste, and is just a complete breakfast. As I’ve said before, smoothies are just the easiest breakfast ever. Throw everything in the blender, turn it on and pour it in your to-go cup. I normally drink mine while stuck in traffic on my long commute to work, and it helps me find a little bit of zen before my work day.

I upped the Greek yogurt in this recipe, originally found on the SELF magazine website, to help it last just a little bit longer into the morning. To make this recipe even easier, I used frozen mango.

Want to try more smoothie recipes? Give my Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie a try. 

Read on for the Green Smoothie recipe.

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Healthy, Paleo Chicken Salad

I swear we don’t eat cake and cookies in our house everyday. Things have been just a little bit too unhealthy on this blog so it’s time to bring it back to reality.

We try really hard to eat everything moderation in our household, and this chicken salad recipe is a great way to get your diet back on track. Trevor came up with this recipe a while back when we were eating a variation of paleo. Its a pretty strict diet, but effective to help kick those pesky sugar cravings (which as you may notice I do have frequently). I had read about how great The Whole 30 had worked for another blogger so after having Bryn last year, I adapted that somewhat for our family (we still ate peanut butter because giving that up is just crazy talk).

This is a great chicken salad and completely cuts out all mayo (which I’m secretly not a fan of anyways), making it friendly to a lot of strict diets, including paleo, Atkins and other low carb diets. It swaps out mayo for mashed avocados, which are a great source of nutrition. Just don’t eat your chicken salad on a big ol’ slab of white bread like this photo. Although, this bread is the best bread in the world (from Raquette Lake Supply Co. in the Adirondacks), and is worth every gosh darn calorie.

We made a huge batch of this chicken salad for a hungry crew of people when visiting family in Raquette Lake, and enjoyed the leftovers for days to come.

Some notes on this recipe: You can use bone-in chicken, but I just used boneless because it’s easier to chop up in the end. Also, if your avocados aren’t super ripe, just throw them in the food processor or blender and whip them up there into a smooth, creamy consistency. You can swap out the oregano for any herbs you like. Anything fresh from the garden would be great.

Read on for the recipe.

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