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Quick Green Smoothie with Green Super Cubes

In four minutes, you can make this super-healthy green smoothie with just four ingredients -- if you made my Super Green Cubes in advance.

quick breakfast smoothie ingredients in a Vitamix: fruit, green cubes, and water

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Green Super Cubes for Quick Healthy Smoothies

I love starting my day with a healthy smoothie for breakfast, one loaded with fresh greens, fruit, and nutritional powerhouses. But on busy mornings, I'm not a fan of washing greens, measuring spices, grinding flaxseed, and dealing with so many ingredients.

Now I whip up Green Super Cubes to make breakfast easy. Just pop a few cubes into the blender with a banana and frozen blueberries for breakfast in four minutes. Get the recipe for the Super Green Cubes below and the recipe for my Quick Green Smoothie here.

super green cubes with frozen greens, cinnamon, turmeric, and flaxseed for quick smoothies

But first, why are these Green Super Cubes so super? They ...

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How to Grill Eggplant on a George Foreman Grill

I scored a George Foreman grill at a thrift shop for three bucks a few weeks ago. I love how quickly it grills vegetables, especially eggplant. I eat them hot off the grill as a side dish. These tender grilled eggplant slices would be excellent layered with tomato sauce for eggplant casserole or sandwiches.

The small George Foreman grill is very handy for cooking for one or two. My Taster doesn't like eggplant. I don't want to fire up a big gas grill for just a few slices, but this makes it easy to make some just for me. Yum!

Grilling eggplant on a George Foreman Grill

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Fresh Spinach Pasta with Veggies

I splurge on fresh spinach pasta at the farmers' market nearly every week. It makes a quick and luxurious lunch heaped with sauteed onions and bell peppers. Sometimes I give it a crown of roasted okra and shishito peppers as you see here.

fresh spinach pasta with bell peppers, onions, fresh tomato, and a roasted okra and shishito pepper crown

"Splurge" here is relative. Fresh spinach pasta costs just $2 a serving from Fork + Spoon Fresh Pasta, so the whole lunch costs less than ...

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Stealth Health Vegan Pasta Salad for Potluck and Picnics

I first made this pasta salad for an all-salad potluck dinner with several girlfriends. It's classic, with crispy red bell pepper and celery balanced by tender noodles and baked beets. I used white pasta instead of my usual whole-wheat rotini because I didn't think they would try any brown pasta salad. It's party pretty, topped with beets cut into little stars. How good is it? My dear neighbor Philippa texted me: That was the best noodle salad I have eaten in years. No -- EVER!!!

Stealth Health Vegan Pasta Salad with Beets

But this pasta salad still has stealth health cred. I used ...

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