Woke up with heartburn? Try papaya OR blackberry

Woke up with heartburn? Try papaya OR blackberry

Woke up with heartburn because of too many shenanigans this weekend? Want a nice alkaline smoothie to neutralize yourself back to your full awesomeness? 

Try a papaya blackberry cashew milk smoothie! No sweetener needed. You can also add in some coconut shreds for crunch and mila seeds for an extra monday morning boost. 

Both papaya and blackberry are alkaline foods that help neutralize acid. Papaya is rich in Vitamin A & C and blackberries are great anti-oxidents! It also happens to taste pretty fantastic.

Coconut-encrusted chicken tenders

Coconut-encrusted chicken tenders

Coconut-encrusted chicken tenders with garlic brussel sprouts and thyme-sumac fingerling potatoes.

Potatoes: A+
Brussel Sprouts: A+
Chicken: B with a plan on how to make it better next time.

THE CHICKEN:
My friend and I were discussing how to make chicken tenders without flour or egg and decided to try something without a recipe. We mixed a dijon, olive oil and honey marinade for the chicken and then breaded it with gluten-free flour and coconut shreds and then baked for 20 mins. The result was a not very crisp breading. We decided we LOVE the coconut shreds but may not use the flour unless we pan fry the chicken. Also, we would really go crazy on the dijon next time.

THE BRUSSEL SPROUTS:
Cut into halts, throw into a casserole dish. Add olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook for 20-30 mins (based on size)

POTATOES:
Boil fingerling potatoes for 30 mins. Cut into pieces. Throw into a pan with olive, sumac, and zaatar (a lebanese spice mix of dried thyme + sesames.) Saute for 5 mins.