Well, I was trying to use up some leftover yarn I had in cream, brown and blue. I decided to make a handbag. Then I thought how cute it would be to make an owl. Then, alas, too late I realized that the owl belonged on a green and cream handbag. So away to the store I went to buy some green yarn. *sigh* I think it's super cute, even if I did defeat the purpose of using up my yarn. Oh well, I will find a project for the blue, I'm sure...
I have been trying to exercise (bleck!) so I've been walking to pick up the kids this week. Boy, is it hot out there! When we got home today, I decided to make some smoothies to cool us down. Smoothies are super simple to make, and very healthy if you don't add a lot of sugar, or even ice cream (that's a milkshake, IMO) like some recipes say. Now I would like to give you measurements on this, but I don't ever measure it. But it always turns out right in the end!
What You Need
a couple cups of frozen fruit-
strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.
Today I had strawberries and peaches.
1 or 2 bananas-
depending on how much you like bananas...
1/2 cup or so of yogurt-
I just put a big blop of it in.
Pretty much any kind will do.
I like plain greek yogurt as it doesn't have any sweeteners or artificial nastiness.
orange juice or milk-
I just add a hefty splash to it, and if it's looking too thick while blending, I add a little more.
I prefer OJ in my smoothies because you're already getting a dose of dairy form the yogurt,
but today I didn't have any, so milk it was.
I find if you use a pre-sweetened yogurt you don't need to add any sweetener. Today I used plain yogurt and it was a little tart so I added some honey
What You Do
Here's the super hard part- put it all in the blender and press the button!
I have to stir it around a bit to help the blender out, but it only takes a minute or two for it to all come together.
Delicious refreshing smoothies!
And BTW, are these mugs not the cutest things ever?