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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Eat Your Veggies Day

 Today is eat your veggies day. There are those that will have no problem with this because they love their veggies. There are others that would like to skip this holiday and move right on to the next day. For these individuals I offer a few ideas to get their veggies without knowing it

Make Ahead Smoothie offers more than great taste with a bit of berries and spinach mixed up with other great ingredients it makes a perfect drink to get up and go

1 cup almond milk
1 scoop protein powder
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup frozen berries
1 handful spinach
Blend all ingredients in a blender. I like to make 2 or 3 smoothies at a time. If I make 5, it is too much for the blender. Pour the smoothie into the 2-cup mason jars, leaving some room at the top. otherwise they will expand and the glass can break. Keep in the freezer until you need a quick breakfast on the go.
recipe source here
Zucchini is one vegetable that is very versatile. My mother used it in a variety of ways both sweet and savory. Relishes, desserts, side dishes are all possible. Today I share a chocolate zucchini cake recipe
2 1/2 cups flour
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, very soft
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour milk (or buttermilk)
2 cups zucchini, finely diced

Preheat oven to 325 degrees (F).  Butter and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves. In a large bowl, cream the butter, oil, sugar, eggs and buttermilk on medium speed with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.  Stir in the dry ingredients until moistened and then beat for 30 seconds (or so) until fully combined.  Fold in the zucchini with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.Scrape the batter into the baking pan and smooth it out so its even. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Set the pan on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
Fluster Buster
The Chicken Chick


  1. I will have to try both of these recipes. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  2. Wow, I can't wait to try the brownies and such a great use of veggies. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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