I feel kind of silly for posting a ‘how-to’ recipe, because it’s so simple. But, sometimes the simplest creations end up being the tastiest.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
In a blender, combine:
2 cups frozen orange slices (I used a blend of mandarin/clementines from my winter stash, but any orange will work)
1/2 cup milk (I used vanilla almond)
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 ice cubes
optional: 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice, or for some extra staying power, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
30 seconds later:
Favorite snacks from the week:
Ginger Lime Juice… or smoothie? I don’t have a juicer (I really, really want one!) so I blended everything in my beloved food processor.
In the mix:
3 cups spinach
1/2 granny smith apple
1/4 cup fresh pineapple
1 celery stalk
1 cup cucumber slices
juice of 1 lime
1.5 tbsp grated ginger
Favorite meal & snack highlights from the week:
Summer comfort food: avocado, soft goat cheese and strawberry slices in a brown rice wrap. Another ‘too’ simple recipe?
Bison burgers on a ‘tomato bun’ with avocado, cilantro, sauteed red onion and mushrooms. Sides: greens, asparagus, roasted yam & pickles.
GREEN Eggrito. Spinach, avocado, basil and jalapeno Tabasco rolled up in a brown rice wrap.
Tortilla chips topped with leftover black beans and corn, fresh salsa and red bell pepper.
Hummus Chips! These are new to me and I definitely ate a bag in one sitting. They’re light and airy like a Pop Chip but 100x tastier. Crunchier, with better flavor.
Strawberry Banana Bread, based on the Banana Bread Explosion recipe. I ran out of butter, so I subbed greek yogurt, and topped the loaf with fresh berries prior to baking.
This loaf + peanut butter = heaven.