Friday Lunchbox

by Valerie on September 17, 2010 · 5 comments

Friday lunch

I am so glad it is Friday.Thanks so much for all the great comments, tweets and emails regarding  how much you like the lunchbox series. I am definitely going to continue it for a while longer (see here for background).

Today I had to be up extra early to go to the DMV to renew my driver’s license, so I used mostly plastic to make my lunch bag lighter. Here are lunch and two snacks:

Friday lunch 006

  • Steamed broccoli
  • Cut up carrots, celery and red peppers
  • Super thick green smoothie. 

I made two green smoothies last night because I knew I would have to be up really early this morning. I do not like to make smoothies at night for the next day because I prefer them freshly made and I dislike how smoothies can separate when they sit. To counter against the separation issue, I use a thicker non-dairy milk (either hemp milk or So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage), add extra chia seeds and skip water.  The smoothies were thick and cold this morning with no separation issues. I had one for breakfast  and the other is the one in the picture, which will be by mid morning snack.  The only downside to this smoothie is that it was very very green – the banana and stevia (from the Sun Warrior powder) are usually enough for me to find them not too green, but this smoothie was like drinking straight greens. It was like I had not added banana.  I think it was because of the red kale.  Do you have any suggestions for add-ins?

Very Thick and Very Green Green Smoothie
Makes 2 16oz smoothies


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1 Steph September 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Doritos dip sounds and look awesome! Gotta add this one to my list


2 sea September 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I just found your blog thanks to your adoption in Adopt a gluten-free blogger. I love your lunchbox posts! Very fun. I need to try dehydrating kale….



3 Ivy September 20, 2010 at 4:02 am

That smoothie sounds delicious and packed with vitamins.


4 Sarah @ Gluten-free tries Vegan September 20, 2010 at 7:15 am

Hi Valerie!

I'm loving these lunchbox series. Thanks for the heads up :) I've been browsing through them over the last few days and there are so many great ideas! Now i just need to get my butt to the supermarket and stock up.

Hope you're well xxx


5 Tasty Eats At Home September 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Yum! That Doritos dip seems enticing. As for your super-green smoothie issues, I've found that using a lot of kale makes it taste too strong. I like thick smoothies, so I tend to go for a milder green, like spinach.


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