Get Your Green On

March is the perfect time to celebrate things green. Spring blooms, St. Pat, and National Nutrition Month usher in the warmth and activity to come. To help you embrace the green, we’ve compiled these recipes full of super-nutrition and flavor.

 

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MetaGreens® Shamrock Smoothie
Start your day or recover from a workout with the filling protein of Univera Ultra Protein™ and the super-concentrated vegetable blend of MetaGreens®.
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth!
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Pesto Pizza
Enjoy a high-protein, superfood filled pizza with a crust of PQ Diet™ Flatbread, a MetaGreens® Pesto Sauce, and a ton of nutritious toppings.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare Pesto Sauce. Place the walnuts, pine nuts, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process for 15 seconds. Add the basil leaves, MetaGreens®, salt, and pepper. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed. Add the Parmesan or nutritional yeast and puree for a minute.
  3. Prepare your Flatbread according to the directions on the box.
  4. Spread the pesto sauce on the flatbread and top with cheese. Add toppings as desired.
  5. Place topped flatbread on a cookie sheet and put in the oven until cheese is melted.
Recipe Notes

Suggested toppings: halved cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, spinach, olives,ground turkey, shredded chicken, sausage, and/or tofu

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Green Chili Dip
Perfect for your St. Patty’s Day celebration!
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Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients by hand or in a food processor.
  2. Season to taste. Serve with tortilla chips, PQ Diet Flatbread, or fresh vegetables.
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Sweet and Savory Kale Salad
A perfect side dish for your next get-together. With the digestive and immune benefits of Aloe Select®. For a tropical flavor, try Aloe Select® Mango.
Instructions
  1. Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle with lemon juice, Aloe Select®, and olive oil.
  2. With clean hands, massage dressing into kale until bright and tender.
  3. Add the apple, fennel, shallots, dried apricot pieces, and walnuts and toss to incorporate.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and toss just before serving. Serve soon after assembling.
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