The avocado’s buttery taste and texture are due to its “good” fats—mono-unsaturated fats that may lower cholesterol levels. Avocados are also rich in potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamin K.
Matcha is a powdered green tea that’s high in antioxidants; you’ll find it in most large natural grocery stores or Asian markets. If you can’t find matcha, steep 4 green tea bags in 1⁄2 cup boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and let liquid cool, then add tea to smoothie; reduce rice milk by 1⁄2 cup.
Forget casseroles! Condensed cream of mushroom soup gets an elegant makeover in this easy-to-assemble pie. If you’re looking to get ahead and save money, buy sliced and boxed mushrooms when they go on sale; then make the filling, freeze it, and whip up the quiche when you’re ready.