Sweet Potato and Blueberry Maple Sausage Frittata

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Who doesn’t love frittatas?  We do, especially with such a unique mix of flavors and so much nutritional value.  This recipe is packed full of high-quality protein as well as fiber, and obtains a low glycemic index by substituting sweet potato for bread.  Sweet potatoes are also high in antioxidant nutrients that help keep the immune system healthy.  Adding brussels sprouts and roasted mini peppers make for a great lunch, and provide vitamins A and C as an added bonus.  Reheatable, bite-sized and delicious, this dish will lift your spirits as springtime nears.

Serves 8-10

Ingredients:
10 eggs
2 sweet potatoes peeled
3 links of Blueberry Maple Sausage (from Whole Foods Market)
1/2 cup shredded Kerrygold cheese or 2% mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
Pepper to taste
Truffle salt

Directions:
In a mixing bowl whisk eggs. Add cheese and cinnamon. Set aside. In a 8X10 glass baking pan that has been coated with oil on bottom of pan add cubed sweet potato. On top of the sweet potato add the blueberry Maple sausage that has been cooked. Pour egg mixture over the sweet potato/sausage combination. Put in refrigerator for overnight.

In the morning turn oven to 350 degrees. Bake casserole in oven for about 40-45 minutes or until it is completely cooked through when you test with a knife.

Good Morning Papaya Smoothie

Smoothie 1

In addition to being known for widespread colds, the second half of the winter season is also New Year’s Resolution time!  For those who are detoxing, that may mean no coffee.  In our experience, this is the biggest battle.  (We’ve heard so many clients say, “No sugar, I can do that.  No coffee?  What?!”)

This is the struggle Tina is facing now, and she’s found a great alternative for that boost in the morning.  Here’s her recipe for a papaya smoothie that will wake you up and prepare you for your day, without the crash later.  This smoothie is a good source of fiber, protein, carbohydrates and good fat.

Good Morning Papaya Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh papaya (Tina gets hers at Whole Foods)*
1/4 cup mango, frozen
5 strawberries, frozen
1/2 to 3/4 cup water (less water will make mix thicker)
2 scoops Xymogen Fit Food Vegan (made from pea protein)
8 whole almonds

*Immediately after buying the papaya, Tina placed it out on the counter near a window to allow it to ripen.  You’ll know when the fruit is ready because it becomes soft.

The frozen strawberries and mango make for a delicious texture and will wake you right up!

The frozen strawberries and mango make for a delicious texture and will wake you right up!

Directions:
Put water into blender and add fruit and Fit Food protein.  Start on low and increase speed to high until mix is smooth and creamy.  Turn blender back to low and add almonds.  Pulse; you’ll want the almonds to be a tad crunchy rather than completely blended.

Smoothie 2

Throw this in a tumbler and substitute your morning coffee with it, you’ll feel awake and clear-headed the whole day through. Enjoy!