Category Archives: Green leafy stuff

Roasted cabbage

med105471_0410_cabbage_wedge_vertWanna pig out on cabbage?  No, really!  Why not?  It is loaded with nutrients that will help your body clear out toxins, give you great energy, and keep the good bacteria in your GUT healthy and happy.

Once you taste this roasted cabbage you are going to want more, I promise.  IT ROCKS!  You can eat this as a side dish or as your main course.  PLUS, you can play with the seasoning so you have exactly what you are in the mood to eat.

Roasted Cabbage

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 more tablespoons avocado oil or toasted sesame oil
  • 1 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • any herbs, spice, seasoning that you like!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Slice head of cabbage into thin pieces.  Brush both sides with avocado oil.   Season with your favorite spices and herbs, salt, and pepper, etc.  Carefully flip after 7-10 minutes and cook until your reach a cook texture for you ~15 minutes of total cook time is usually good.

Serve and enjoy!



Mango Smoothie

I guess you can tell we drink a lot of smoothies for breakfast here at 488!  I can’t get enough of the sumptuous flavor of mango–reminds me of my honeymoon floating around the grenadines!  Anyway…we don’t have access to good fresh mango in the midwest, so frozen often has to suffice.  I buy the big bags at Sams and snack on it often.  I even use the big chunks of fruit in my water instead of using ice–what a delightful afternoon cocktail!

This mango smoothie is packed with all sorts of key nutrients for a boost of energy to start the day!



  • frozen mango (add as much as you like!)
  • 1-2 c baby spinach
  • 1 c orange juice or water
  • agave nectar (to taste–if using water instead of juice)
  • spash of coconut, almond, or soy milk
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • protein powder– I use hemp powder

Throw it all in a blender and let it spin until smooth.

Add frozen blueberries if you want a delicious twist to this fantastic breakfast treat!