07 Mar Jerk Spiced Mushrooms & Scallion | Strawberry, Apple, Bell Pepper Smoothie

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Daytime Vegan Menu #27

BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE:  STRAWBERRY, APPLE, BELL PEPPER
LUNCH:  JERK SPICED MUSHROOMS WITH SCALLION

 

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For those of you scared of the Red Bell Pepper used in this smoothie recipe, please try to have an open mind!  This smoothie is definitely one that I’ve been making more often these days.  I had a bell pepper sitting in my fridge for a while and needed to use it.  I also needed a new smoothie recipe.  Soooo, “Why not?” I thought to myself!

The strawberries and apple in this smoothie taste great with bell pepper.  The red bell pepper gives a slight zing.  I don’t really know how else to explain it.  Bell peppers are naturally sweet anyways, with a little peppery kick, so it went really well with the sweetness of the strawberries.  It’s not overwhelming.  It’s perfect!  You will definitely like this smoothie.

These mushrooms were a big winner for me.  I love Jamaican Jerk Spiced anything, so I knew I would love these mushrooms.  I marinated  them in scallion, scotch bonnet, garlic, ginger, allspice, and other goodies and roasted them until they were just tender, but still had a little bite to them!  I definitely recommend letting the mushrooms marinate for at least an hour, instead of immediately baking them.  This really helps the flavors penetrate the thick mushrooms.  If it’s summertime on your side of the world then try grilling them.  Let me know how it goes!

 

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Jerk Spiced Roasted Bella Mushrooms
 
Prep time
Cook time
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Author:
Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: Serves 2 - 3
Ingredients
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh ginger
  • ½ cup green onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons agave nectar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 16 ounces baby portobellos or button mushrooms, cut in quarters
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. To make the jerk marinade, place all of the ingredients EXCEPT THE MUSHROOMS in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Place the mushrooms in a large bowl and add the marinade. Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  4. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (this marinade might discolor your baking sheet). Add all of the mushrooms and marinade to the baking sheet. Make sure everything is spread evenly on the sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender but not mushy. They should still have a little firmness to them.
  5. Serve with a salad or rice, or both!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberry, Apple, Bell Pepper Smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 red bell pepper, stem removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 gala apple, quartered
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups water, filtered if possible
  • ¼ inch lemon slice
  • 4 pitted dates, medjool or whatever type you can find
Instructions
  1. Blend everything together until smooth. Add water to adjust the sweetness and consistency, if desired.
Notes
I use the entire apple, peel, core, seeds, everything. These things all contain beneficial nutrients so why waste them?!
Lemon peel and pith have many health benefits so I like to blend whole slices of lemons in my smoothies. If your blender is not strong enough to blend lemon with the peel attached to it then I would use the juice of 1 or 2 lemons (taste to see how many you want to use).

 

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22 Comments
  • Christie Brown
    Posted at 08:44h, 07 March Reply

    Those mushrooms sound right up my alley, and the smoothie looks to be right up my boyfriend’s. Thanks for satisfying both of us at the same time! I’ll be making these for sure. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 09:47h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

  • Amber Myers
    Posted at 13:31h, 07 March Reply

    I don’t like mushrooms. But I LOVE smoothies, so I know I’d enjoy that. Yum.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 22:15h, 07 March Reply

      Yea, mushrooms aren’t for everyone! You can use this jerk marinade for an veggie though. Hope you try the smoothie 🙂

  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com
    Posted at 22:17h, 07 March Reply

    Your food looks amazing! I would have never thought to jerk mushrooms. They came out perfect.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:08h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you!

  • Deimarys
    Posted at 00:47h, 08 March Reply

    I don’t know why I don’t like mushrooms BUT, I don’t mind the mushroom sauce. I’m weird.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:08h, 08 March Reply

      lol, that is weird!!

  • David Elliott
    Posted at 01:48h, 08 March Reply

    Thanks for the great recipes. I love mushrooms. I don’t understand why some people do not. I will have to try out that recipe myself.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:08h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you!

  • Kimberly C.
    Posted at 04:37h, 08 March Reply

    Although I’m more a fruit smoothie person, this one looks really good. Great instructions too!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:08h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks

  • DOT
    Posted at 07:13h, 08 March Reply

    Great photos! This sure looks interesting for sure for smoothie! Thanks for sharing

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 20:07h, 08 March Reply

      Thanks

  • Roxy
    Posted at 20:48h, 08 March Reply

    Gosh, I would NEVER think to put a pepper in a smoothie. Is the taste strong? Can you even taste it?

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 02:18h, 09 March Reply

      The taste is not strong at all! I was very surprised. There is a hint of red bell pepper, but it’s great with the strawberry since bell peppers have a natural sweetness to them! Thanks for the question.

  • Rochelle Valle
    Posted at 21:44h, 08 March Reply

    This looks really delicious! I never would have thought of all of these flavors together.

    With Love Rochelle

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 02:19h, 09 March Reply

      Thank you!

  • Ana Ojha
    Posted at 03:55h, 09 March Reply

    Never heard of red bell pepper in a smoothie but I’m sure its combination with strawberries and apples sounds delicious. I’m not a big fan of mushroom but thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 04:15h, 09 March Reply

      Thanks

  • blair villanueva
    Posted at 07:02h, 09 March Reply

    Its healthy, yummy and refreshing! I love this kind of juices 🙂 No preservatives 🙂

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:19h, 09 March Reply

      Thank you!

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