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Quick and Healthy Green Apple Kale Smoothie

Summer sun means lots of activities for families, kids and adults, and these days, it seems like being fit has to “fit in” with with an on-the-go lifestyle or it’s just not going to work. That’s why we love the light and compact Go Sport Blender and the healthy, delicious smoothie recipes we can make to get us out the door quickly.

The blender jar is also the to-go cup, so once the apples, banana, kale and juice are blended, we can screw on the drinking top and rush out the door. We’re still getting the refreshing boost we crave from a healthful whole juice snack, but it’s convenient and fits into our busy lives.

Quick and Healthy Green Apple Kale Smoothie


Go Sport Green Apple Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
6 crescent shape ice cubes
1/2 medium Granny Smith apple, cut in slices
1/2 medium banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup kale, torn into pieces
1/2 cup apple juice
Instructions
Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
Notes
This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar, starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.
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51135 go sport blender single serveBlend a smoothie or protein shake and head out to work, the gym or wherever your active lifestyle takes you with the Hamilton Beach® Go Sport Blender (51135). The 20 ounce blender jar is also a travel bottle, so just put on the lid and go. The bottle fits in most car cup holders, and the flip-top lid lets you drink right from the bottle. Your smoothie will stay cold with the insulated, BPA-free sport bottle that keeps blended drinks colder longer and reduces condensation.



No one runs faster from “healthy” recipes than kids, but you’ll be able to sway any youngster with one of these 12 delicious recipes we’re posting in honor of today’s very important holiday, National Healthy Kids Day. Celebrate with us every April 25th as we help you make meals for  a healthier and happier generation.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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Sweet Potato Chips

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Slow Cooker Turkey Tortilla Soup

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Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet

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Marinated Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Marinated Grilled Veggie Kabobs from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Deviled Eggs

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Hummus

Homemade hummus

Grilled Chicken with Basil Pesto

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Grilled Greek Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Sauce

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Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

With warmer weather in the air and summer on the way, all I want to do is break out of my office and run for the sunny hills. I have the itch to get outside as much as possible so I can soak up the rays I missed so desperately all winter. 

I think this warmer weather means eating outside at every opportunity is a must. But what is the best menu for alfresco dining? Outdoor dining calls for the freshest food you can find – and I’m craving seafood and salads.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Caesar salads, in particular, are perfect for warm-weather dining, especially when topped with fresh seafood. Try kale as a substitute for everyday lettuce, though you can use whatever leafy green you prefer. You can read more about different substitution options in our Guide to the Types of Lettuce. Then, learn more about How to Clean and Store Lettuce.

Grocery stores always have kale, but unlike the winter months, where slow cooking it with ham hocks and spices feels most comforting, I like to make salads that show off the bright green color and freshness of the healthful veggie. I like to buy my kale locally from the farmers market because it’s less expensive and a fun family outing. If you aren’t feeling ready to jump into shopping the farmers market, you should read our tips to help you navigate them like a pro.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Shredding the kale is the best way to prepare it for salads because it’s much easier than chopping it by hand and the thinner strips of kale actually make it more tender. This simple method is easy and quick to prepare using the slicing blade in the food processor.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Tangy Caesar dressing is quick and easy to make in a small personal blender. Anchovies, garlic, lemon and Dijon mustard add a subtle but substantial kick to this classic dressing. If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ve seen us use this same Caesar dressing on our grilled Caesar salad.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

We especially like it on this version because the combination with the kale gives the whole salad a little more substance. Pat is always saying how there’s not enough “stuff” in her Caesar salad. This one feels more substantial because the kale is a little heavier and the salmon is nice and rich.

 

Speaking of the salmon, we found a gorgeous filet of Alaskan salmon, which was seasoned with salt, then brushed with a little bit of Caesar dressing before grilling. Grill the salmon on top first to get perfect grill marks, then flip it over and grill it on the skin until it’s cooked through. Add some fresh parmesan cheese and croutons, and you’ll have a perfectly filling lunch or dinner that seems made for a spring alfresco meal.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Pair your mouthwatering Caesar salad and grilled salmon with white wine, sparkling water with fresh juice or a refreshing berry cocktail. If you plan on hosting, add an appetizer and a dessert for an appetizing alfresco menu – it’ll be perfect for the spring and summer months when everyone wants to spend more time eating next to the grill on patios and porches.

Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 bunch kale
1 fillet (1 lb.) salmon
Croutons
Instructions
Using food processor, slice kale; set aside.
Heat indoor grill to SEAR or outdoor grill to high.
Spread 1 teaspoon Caesar dressing over top and bottom of salmon.
Place salmon top side down on grill and grill for 3 minutes. Turn and grill until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Toss kale and croutons with Caesar dressing. Arrange on individual plates.
Top salad with grilled salmon.
Notes
Serve the grilled salmon as a hot salad now, or for an easy and delicious cold salad, prepare and refrigerate the Caesar dressing and salmon one day ahead.
For thinner dressing add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
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Shredded Kale Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Creamy Caesar Dressing
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
3 anchovies
1 clove garlic
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
​1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions
Place anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper in blender.
Blend until mixture is creamy.
Add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and oil to blender. Blend until smooth.
Refrigerate.
Notes
For thinner dressing add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
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Torani Skinny Vanilla Latte from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

If you love indulging in flavored coffee drinks, but want to cut back on sugar, don’t feel like you need to compromise on flavor. Rather than deprive yourself, try substituting your regular coffee flavorings with a low- or no-sugar substitute. This way, you don’t have to give up the premium drinks made with rich, flavorful coffees and creamy milks, and you can still keep your bikinis for summer.

Torani Skinny Vanilla Latte from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

You can customize the Torani® Skinny Vanilla Coffee Latte to your diet by using a nonfat milk, a sugar-free or low-sugar whipped cream (or no whipped cream at all) and changing the flavor of the sugar-free syrup. In the summertime, experiment with new coffee beverages by pouring the skinny vanilla latte over ice to make an iced coffee or blending it with ice in your blender for a delicious low-calorie frappe.

Torani Skinny Vanilla Latte from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

 


Torani® Skinny Vanilla Coffee Latte
SERVES: 1

TORANI® is a registered trademark of R. Torre & Company.
Ingredients
8 ounces brewed coffee
1 to 1 1/3 oz Torani® Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
Milk or cream to taste
Instructions
Pour freshly brewed hot coffee. Add vanilla syrup and stir well.
Add milk or cream to taste.
Notes
Try this recipe using your Torani® Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup and other delicious flavored syrups. We recommend using the BOLD setting on your FlexBrew® for making stronger coffee that gives a more “authentic” coffeehouse flavor.
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Torani Skinny Vanilla Latte from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

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Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

A few months ago, we asked you what you wanted to see more of on Everyday Good Thinking, and we got a few responses that really stood out. One such request was for healthy meals and meals for one or two people.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

We created this delicious grilled chicken for the singles and couples who made these requests, but it’s easily adaptable for groups of any size. If you need to feed a larger crowd, simply multiply the recipe as needed.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The key to the pronounced lemon flavor in the chicken is the gorgeous marinade that’s prepared in a single-serve blender. Lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, red pepper, rosemary, salt and pepper get blended into a quick and easy marinade that has a little zip and a lot of zing.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Let the chicken marinate for at least half an hour with some lemon slices and rosemary. You can cook the chicken on an indoor grill like we did (It’s still too chilly for us to grill outside most days.) or you can use an outdoor grill – whichever you prefer is fine.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

I love the sizzle sound when you place something on a hot grill and the impressive grill marks you get when searing the chicken and lemons. Adding a few wet sprigs of rosemary to the grill creates a slight aroma the chicken absorbs. Flip it halfway through cooking, and use a meat thermometer to make sure you’re reaching the correct cooking temperature without overcooking the chicken. With poultry of any kind, you’re aiming for 165°F at the center.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Our recipe calls for serving the spicy lemon chicken breasts with a side of rice and we think it goes well with vegetables like asparagus, green beans, broccoli, peas, Brussels sprouts or couscous. It makes just enough for two, but if you’re cooking for one, why not make the full recipe and save the leftovers for lunch the next day?

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There are many other uses for leftover spicy lemon chicken, so why not make a big batch sometime? I’ve used the leftover chicken breasts to top Greek salads, pasta with cream sauce, on grilled panini sandwiches and in chicken salad. There’s really nothing it can’t do – and the flavor is great.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Spicy Lemon Chicken
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 large chicken breast halves (about 1 pound each)
1 large lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Instructions
Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, vegetable oil, mustard, salt, paprika and red pepper in personal-size blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal bag and turn several times to coat chicken. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Preheat indoor grill on SEAR. Place chicken and lemon slices on grill. Grill chicken 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F. Grill lemon slices 3 to 5 minutes or until browned.
Serve with grilled lemon slices, wild rice and chopped parsley.
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