It is ridiculously cozy today. The snow is falling, I baked fresh loaves of bread, chili is on the stove, cookies in the oven, Christmas trees lit up, and I’m sitting at the island in my kitchen looking out at the snow falling and the Christmas lights outside. Whew! That’s a lot of cozy stuff to be thankful for! We’re supposed to get a ton of snow tonight and I can actually hear it-the flakes are huge!
What I made last night and this morning is so refreshing and delicious, not at all cozy, but if your in a warm home with lots of layers on, it really doesn’t matter!
First up is a Creamy Clementine Smoothie
Joe and I loved this! To serve 2 you’ll need:
1-2 frozen bananas (I probably used about a 1 cup of frozen banana chunks)
1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
Splash of milk (I used organic 2%)
Blend away! Seriously, so yummy! It’s citrusy and creamy—please make it and tell me how you like it!
This morning I had a new variation on a Green Goodness/Green Monster/whatever you want to call ‘em…
Kiwi Green Smoothie
For one serving you’ll need:
a huge handful of spinach (I fill my magic bullet cup all the way)
1 kiwi (I peeled, but next time I’m going to try not peeling!)
1 frozen banana
~1/2-3/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
splash of milk
First, blend the spinach and milk until it’s liquid. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend. This is so refreshing, sweet, and I promise, like I’ve told some friends and family before: you do not taste the spinach (if you add banana)! Also, it seemed EXTRA creamy today.
Then I noticed this…
Darn. Today is December 8th. Maybe that’s why it was so creamy…
Is it bad that I will continue to eat that yogurt until I finish it in the next few days? (Milk is gone.)
Really though, there was no chunkage, weird smell, or tummy aches. I think those dates may be just “suggestions”….??
Don’t worry, I promise I don’t serve expired food to other people (er besides Joe).
I’m off to eat some chili and homemade bread with my hubby, then watch The Biggest Loser season finale!!! (My chicas small group/Bible study was cancelled because of this carazay snow.)
“God is love.” 1 John 4:8