Monday, June 9, 2008

Heaven in a blender

I'm having fun making lots of smoothies with my blender (and had to post this one so I won't forget it)

Crispy Hippie Smoothie
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8 ounces soymilk
1 scoop Designer Whey Protein~ Chocolate
1 whole banana — peeled & frozen
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup granola

Place all ingredients, except granola, in blender and process for about 45 seconds or until smooth. Add granola and pulse a few times until well mixed.

Now who can resist peanut butter & chocolate? Hey this is my healthier version of the Reese's candybars.
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I have bought more fruit this week~mango, bananas, cantaloupe, fresh strawberries and have frozen peaches & blackberries in my freezer. I can mix them with either yogurt or soymilk.
Maybe I will try some kiwi...my kids love it but I never did. But then I remember not to long ago, that I didn't like cantaloupe or watermelon either and now I love the stuff.

Lately one of my co-workers from Singapore has said that my food I get during our lunchbreaks is boring, cuz I usually get a yogurt & bagel with peanut butter...or the breakfast potatoes. Maybe I should bring him in a smoothie and see if he likes that. And one of the cashiers was wondering what happened to the sausage that I used to eat so much, till I told him that I was on a diet.
The cook I call Grandpa, even gave me tomato juice yesterday. Now we don't sell tomato juice, so he must of been using it to cook something. Guess he figured if I was on this weight-loss competition then the juice was better for me then the watered-down lemonade or coffee I drink often while working.

My family has a huge list of medical problems and I would bet that the majority of them was caused by the food they eat. As my dad used to say "If you eat junk, then you become junk". Of course after my brothers & I grew up and left home...he ate junk and is paying for it now, just like every single one of his siblings. I refuse to follow in the family tradition of taking tons of pills to help with a sickness that is mainly caused by pigging out on crap.

1 comment:

Pulchritude said...

There are reports that everything you eat causes some kind of sickness. You only live once, enjoy it and don't let things like food get you down.

Smile.