Recently, I feel like I have been trying lots of new-to-me foods.
I tried Delicata Squash:
This may be my favorite of ALL the cold winter squash. I cooked it up this weekend for a blog project, and I was so happy to find that this squash was creamy, tasted buttery (without any added butter!), almost tasted cheesy, and was so comforting. I couldn’t get enough of it and I cannot WAIT to cook it again!
I also tried black quinoa.
This quinoa was very similar to regular quinoa with it’s slightly nutty flavor, but had a bit more crunch. I would use this interchangeably with regular quinoa in recipes where I want things to look a bit more vibrant.
In addition to trying new-to-me foods, I also switched up my smoothie. Last week I was ALL ABOUT pumpkin smoothies, so on Sunday I switched it up and made myself a MANGO smoothie. So good and creamy!!
This was my post-run smoothie on Sunday and did an excellent job of refueling me after 8 rainy miles. The mango is full of healthy carbs, potassium to reduce muscle soreness and they add an extra amount of creaminess to the smoothie. I added in protein powder to aid in muscle recovery as well. This smoothie tasted great and was easy to drink down after a nice, long run despite not “feeling” that hungry 🙂
Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
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I tried my first delicata squash a few weeks back and LOVED it… my new go-to squash. I regret having spent 24 years only reaching for butternut and pumpkin!
Ohhhh so interesting you tried black quinoa! I’ve seen a lot of varieties recently but haven’t branched out because I don’t want to spend the money and then not like it. Glad to hear a positive review 🙂
I got your card in the mail this afternoon! I will write up a post about it soon and link back 🙂
As for delicata- I have recently discovered it too and it’s absolutely my favorite as well. I just had some for lunch in a homemade soup actually.
Yay!!! I can’t wait to get your card too!
it sounds to me that i’d prefer black quinoa over regular due to the crunch! i love black sticky rice. it’s the only rice i enjoy because of its fun hearty texture!
Oh you would live black quinoa then!!!
Mango smoothies are my favorite! This one looks delicious. I like adding kiwi with my mango- the perfect tropical blend. 🙂 I haven’t tried delicata squash, but it sounds great! Thanks for sharing!
Oh! Kiwi in smoothies? Haven’t tried it but I bet it would be good!
I have been hearing awesome things about delicata squash lately! I cannot wait to try it. I am going to be on the hunt for some this weekend :).
Oh you will love it! It’s white and green 🙂
Yay to trying new foods! I have been doing the same and it’s been fun. Ooo good idea on adding pumpkin to post-run smoothies. I bet it adds volume and good fiber.
It’s soo good!!! It’s like a pumpkin milkshake!
Smoothies are my go to breakfast, especially during the week. I always like to add new recipes to my rotation, so I’m excited to try yours out. Sounds delicious!
Smoothies are so good…even when it’s cold 🙂 don’t think I could ever give them up!