Green has been a favorite color of mine since childhood. In preschool, I was obsessed with green crayons and paint. In elementary school, I never wanted to be without my pretty, pretty green headband. In high school, I had green hair.
Though in adulthood, I'm no longer obsessed with green crayons and paint, nor have a green headband or green hair, my love of green has extended to food. I dig lots of greens in my dishes! Most of the foods are on the healthy side, though some not-so-on the healthy side.
Guacamole, tuna tartare, sandwiches, soup? You really can't go wrong with avocado. I even love avocado desserts and especially love avocado shakes! There's just something about its creamy, buttery goodness. By the way, did you know that the avocado is considered a berry? I love berries, so that might be why I love avocados so much!
This use to be my least favorite Kombucha drink flavor, but it has quickly become my favorite. I use to keep my fridge stocked with a variety, but now it's all Multi-Green. I go through one or two of these a day. I love 'em because they're bubbly and not too sugary, plus they're packed with nutritiously good stuff and have a nice, earthy, rice taste to it. This past weekend, I experimented with making cocktails out of it. Tastes pretty good with sparkling white wine and a shot of vodka. A healthy-ish cocktail? :)
I feel bad for people who are genetically averse to cilantro. This stuff is AMAZING. I put it in just about everything. I especially love it in Mexican food, and in soups and porridges. Oh, and I can't make tuna tartare without it.
Mmmmm, I love pesto! Besides Italian cuisines, I also love basil with Thai and Vietnamese food. I love wrapping basil leaves around cherry tomatoes and just eating them like that. Great snack! I also love having it with tomato slices, fresh mozzarella slices and balsalmic vinegar.
I dig my apples more on the tart side, so Granny Smith ones are right up my alley. When I'm feeling extra gluttonous, I dip 'em in caramel sauce. And I know people don't typically put apple chunks in fruit salads, but Granny Smith apples are a must for me!
There's all sorts of excitement under that fuzz! No matter how many times I've eaten a kiwi, I'm still totally fascinated by the way they look, from it's white center to the little black seeds scattered in its forest-y green flesh. Yum. I know this may gross out some people, but I eat my kiwis whole. Skin and all. Wouldn't want that yummy flesh to go to waste when I'm peeling it. That, and I'm just too lazy to spoon it :P I bet the skin's pretty fibrous!
My favorite summer fruit. I love cutting them up and putting it in the fridge for a nice, cool snack whenever I please. Perfect thirst quenching snack. Just don't eat it as dessert before bed. They're called watermelon for a reason :x
I love spinach whether cooked or in a salad. I'll eat it blanched, mixed into pasta, stuffed into ravioli. Whenever I eat this blanched though, I swear it always leaves a weird feeling on my teeth, but I still keep eating it. I wanna be ripped like Popeye!
One of my favorite veggies! I like them in sandwiches and I really like them slightly heated up by the broth of satay noodles. I mostly eat them raw though. They make the perfect, healthy and refreshing snack.
I'm a condiment whore, and salsa verde is no exception. I swear, sometimes I can use an entire bottle in one sitting, I put it on chips, nachos, tacos, burrito, anything that I can. I've yet to find a brand of factory made salsa verde that I like, so I've only been eating this at restaurants. Whoever I happen to be dining with always leaves appalled and impressed :)
I use to be put off by the color of this stuff, but I've grew to love it after just the first sip. It's yummy! For a shot of wake up energy or post-work out protein, I take a bit of Superfood and add some whey protien powder and soy milk. Yum. The only reason why my fridge isn't always stocked with Superfood is because it's super sugary. If this drink had less sugar in it, it'd be perfect!
My favorite beverage when I don't need too much caffeine. I especially like Japanese green tea because it has such a gorgeous hue of green and a delightful taste. I also love it when this stuff is brewed with roasted rice. Green tea flavored foods are good, too, like ice cream, mochi and candy!
One of my favorite cocktails, though it's too sweet for me to order too often. I just dig the tangy flavor of the Midori syrup and sweet and sour. The deep green color is pretty awesome, too.
See the full review, "A tangy cocktail without an alcoholic taste".
If you don't know what this is, it like a Long Island Iced Tea, except in place of coke is Midori mix. This drink is trouble, but it taste so much better than a Long Island!
See the full review, "Like a Long Island Iced Tea, Only Better".
Mint. Chocolate Chip. Ice Cream. What a winning trifecta! I only eat this stuff when I'm feeling gluttonous, and when I do, I douse it in chocolate sauce. Sometimes I put 'em in a cream puff shell. Profiteroles, anyone? :)
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