“Shrimp My Ride” Salad

One of these days I hope SweetGreen discovers my food blog and names a salad after one of my inspirations… that day has yet to come!  This salad is unique because the shrimp is marinated in an herb and salt mixture, Aglio Olio, that my cousin mailed to me from California.

Aglio Olio

Aglio Olio

She knows I am a big foodie and she usually mixes the seasoning with olive oil as a dip for bread.  I took the liberty of repurposing it and was met with success.

"Shrimp My Ride" Salad

“Shrimp My Ride” Salad

“Shrimp My Ride” Salad (for one)

6 shrimp washed and deveined

olive oil

Aglio Olio seasoning

half an avocado (or full if you’d rather just go for it)

half a yellow bell pepper (chopped)

carrot (chopped)

1/4 cup feta

handful sunflower seeds

6 Greek olives (pitted and chopped)

2 cups romaine lettuce

2 cups spinach

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

Place the shrimp in a bowl.  Pour olive oil on top to cover it.  Sprinkle on the Agli Olio salt and herb mixture to season the shrimp.

Grill the shrimp until each side is pink and cooked through.

Place spinach and lettuce at the bottom of a large bowl.  Cut the tails off of the shrimp.  Place everything on top of the greens.  Drizzle on balsamic vinegar and olive oil to dress the salad.  Dig in!




Banana Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I am pleasantly surprised and obsessed over this healthy ice cream recipe made mostly from BANANAS.  When you freeze and then blend bananas, they form a really creamy consistency that mimics ice cream.  Add in peanut butter for some flavor and added decadence and almond milk for a smooth texture.  Simple as that!  I froze the bananas then blended them, then immediately ate the ice cream.  However, after blending, you can put the ice cream back in the freezer to make it a firmer consistency.  As opposed to the soft serve consistency I had… I just was not patient enough to wait!

Banana Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Banana Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Banana Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream (for one)

2 bananas

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons almond milk

Cut the banana into slices and place in a plastic bag.  Freeze for 3 or more hours, until it is completely frozen.

Place the bananas in a food processor or blender.  Add the peanut butter, honey, and almond milk.  Blend until smooth.  Enjoy!