This is a delicious and easy nopale (pronounced no-pahl-ay) salad you can make with either fresh nopales (cactus) or with nopales from a jar.  Just add some red onion, tomato, cilantro and avocado.   This is not only tasty but nutritious too!  You can watch my videos on preparing fresh nopales on my Old Silver Wellness Facebook page.

Fruit Smoothie (makes two pint size smoothies, yes I measure my food in pints!)  Just blend everything together for about 20-30 seconds.

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup papaya

1 1/2 cups pineapple

1 banana

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 tsp cinnamon (cuts the sweetness of a fruit a little bit)

If you are wondering why I use chia seeds, they are small but powerful little nuggets of nutrition and expand in water giving a nice consistency.  You can certainly forego using them if you prefer.

This is my latest go to breakfast.   Make the quinoa and veggies ahead of time so you just combine them in a bowl the rest of the week.

3/4 cup cooked quinoa (tip: to make quinoa tastier, add 1/2 tablespoon of Better than Bullion to boiling water when preparing your quinoa.)

1 cup sauteed vegetables - I use kale, white onions and red pepper.  Sautee three handfuls of kale, 1/4 white onion and 1/2 red pepper until soft.

One egg cooked to your liking

2 tablespoons green salsa

1/2 cup black beans

Top with a little bit of queso fresca

Easy pineapple-habanero sauce

I made this originally to be used as a salsa but added a spoonful to 2 ounces coconut tequila and ice and shook them in a martini shaker for an amazing cocktail.

Put 2 cups pineapple and one habanero pepper in a blender, food processor or smoothie maker and blend until smooth. Keep in mind the habanero is on the spicier side of chilis so add more pineapple if needed.  This link shows various chilis and how hot they are on the Scoville table.

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