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Green Goddess Dip

I found this recipe on the Food Network site and of course I tweaked it a bit. I made it “Genua”. So here is my adapted version of their dip. I made one batch to start to see if we like it. Needless to say it’s just about gone, so yes, we liked it. I had it with veggie sticks but you can use chips if you want. It’s a low-calorie dip so you won’t feel guilty eating a lot of it! I am going to make it again tomorrow but I am going to double it this time! It was that good! The things I tweaked were: I added 2 garlic cloves (can you believe it didn’t have garlic!), I used dried tarragon (but I will use fresh next time) and I used white wine vinegar (instead of plain white vinegar because I didn’t have any!) Be my guest to leave out the garlic and use regular white vinegar or dried tarragon. Have fun with it! It good for you!!

Green Goddess Dip

INGREDIENTS:

1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled

2 scallions, green and white parts, coarsely chopped

¼ cup fresh parsley

¼ cup fresh tarragon

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1-2 cloves garlic

¾ cup buttermilk

½ teaspoon salt

vegetable sticks for dipping


DIRECTIONS:

Place avocado, scallions, tarragon, parsley, vinegar, garlic, buttermilk and salt into a blender or food processor. Puree till smooth. Serve with vegetable sticks.

Per Serving: (¼ cup)

Calories: 70

Fat: 5 grams (Sat. 1g, Mono. 3.5g, Poly. 0.5g)

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 230 mg.

Carbs: 5 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 2 grams

Weight Watchers Points: 1

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Hawaiian Island Smoothie

Alright so I’m posting a beverage that doesn’t have alcohol in it! It’s still really good and healthy and refreshing! You can always add some rum to this if you want but I like it for a quick filling drink during the day. It’s great on a hot summer day which we are now into down here in Florida! (Even though it is only early May!) The ingredients are all in your supermarket and should be easy to get so don’t hesitate! And if you want to make this when you can’t find one of the fruits, like maybe a mango, just buy frozen fruit! It’s just as good! This reminds me of our trip to Hawaii in 2008. It was incredible and the pineapples were so fresh and juicy! Aaahhh…..

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup mango, fresh or frozen

½ cup cantaloupe, fresh or frozen

1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

1 cup pineapple juice (or more to thin)


DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until smooth!

Makes 2 servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving: (These are approximate)

Calories:134

Fat: .6 grams

Sodium: 6.4 mg

Carbs: 33 grams

Fiber: 1.4 grams

Weight Watcher Points: 2

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