I ate meat yesterday. We went to a birthday party and ate some lasagna. No need to be rude, and I like lasagna. I found that I had not missed the meat much. The lasagna was good but by that time I had been grazing on goodies for quite some time, so I ate a few bites and gave the rest to Luke.
Since we were gone for dinner, for my post today I decided to highlight some yummy smoothies I made the other day when Luke was home from school. Claire was very upset I made these when she was gone, but I made it up to her by making them again when she was sick too. Not to say these are only good when you’re sick. We make them quite a bit for breakfast or snacks.
I like bananas, but only during a very narrow window, when they are no longer green, but still not very ripe. I dislike squishy bananas, preferring them a little on the crunchy side. Once they go over to the dark side they are promptly peeled and stuck in a freezer bag until it’s time to make smoothies. Same goes with any other fruit that’s getting overripe. That way whenever I am in the mood for smoothies, I’ve got the stuff on hand and I’m not throwing things away just because it’s over the hill for munching.
There are many different smoothie recipes out there, and I even have a whole book of them…that I hardly ever use. I prefer my simple little recipe. I like the tang and added protein of yogurt, and the fizz of club soda – it reminds me of Orange Juliuses I used to drink at the mall. If you don’t eat dairy, you can leave the yogurt out, or if you want more protein you can substitute silken tofu. I know that sounds disgusting (well it did to me) but it actually doesn’t change the flavor at all, just adds some body and protein, making it a good choice if you are eating a smoothie for a meal.
Blueberry Banana Smoothies
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (or other berries or fruit)
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 -1 cup club soda
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Start with 1/2 cup of club soda and add more for a thinner consistency. This makes one big smoothie or 2 small ones.