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Go Green With These 3 Quick, Healthy and Nutritious Recipes

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When it comes to nutrition and keeping healthy, green is the new black. Take a look at these 3 easy recipes to incorporate more of this power color into your diet today.

Lemony Black Lentil Salad

This is a great recipe to kick start healthier eating habits or add to your cookbook.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup black lentils, rinsed and cooked 
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges 
1 small red onions or 2 shallots, sliced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 pinch of fresh or dried dill 
1 teaspoon of turmeric
½ tsp of garlic powder
1 lemon
½ cup of hemp seeds

Dressing:

Add dill, turmeric, garlic powder, lemon juice and hemp seeds to a blender. Add ½ cup of water and pulse until smooth and creamy. Salt and pepper to taste. (Add more water if the mixture is too thick)

Directions:

Add lentils, tomatoes, red onions and parsley to a bowl. Pour over the dressing and combine.

Serve and enjoy!

Hummus and Veggie Wrap



Ingredients:

2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
1/8 teaspoon of sumac 
1 cup of your favorite hummus 
4 pieces wrap bread
1/2 cup pitted and halved kalamata olives
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 ounces baby spinach leaves, or 2 cups lightly packed
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Directions:

Spread 1/4 cup of the hummus over each piece of bread. Sprinkle a pinch of the sumac and a couple of kalamata halves. Top with 3 slices of zucchini, 2 pieces of red pepper, 1/2 cup of the spinach, and 1 tablespoon of the mint.

Roll each of them up and cut in half on a diagonal.

Serve and enjoy!

Matcha Green Tea Latte



Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been milled into a powder. It is rich in antioxidants, will help boost your immune system, and reduce any inflammation. 

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk
½ teaspoon matcha powder
A few drops of pure vanilla extract 

Directions:

Heat almond milk in a saucepan (don’t let it boil), add vanilla. Remove from heat and add matcha powder in a mug. Whisk vigorously until frothy. Be mindful of the temperature.

Drink and enjoy!