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!