No doubt you’ve mastered the art of making a smoothie: Dump stuff in a blender, blend it, drink it. But did you know that all this time you could also have been mixing up fast, healthy chilis, soups, quiches, pancake batters, even ice cream in that same humble appliance?
To bring you up to speed, on these pages we’ll show you how to create those very recipes for well-rounded, satisfying meals in minutes. Whether you’re running late in the morning or need food in a flash after work, as an iconic ’80s band once sang, “You must whip it!”
(1) Swiss Chard Egg Pie
Makes: 5 Servings
6 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup milk
4 large Swiss chard leaves, stems trimmed
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 shallots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
1½ cups jarred salsa
1) Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a round cake pan with cooking spray.
2) Place eggs, egg whites, milk, chard, salt, and pepper in a blender and blend until chard has been pulverized. Pulse in ¾ cup Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and thyme.
3) Pour mixture into pan, sprinkle on remaining Parmesan, and bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa.
NUTRITION (PER SERVING)
12g carbs, 12g fat
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