I’m alive! I have been a horrible horrible blogger, I know. I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I sure did. Life has been so incredibly busy. Can’t complain though…it’s nice to have fun plans lined up on the weekend. We had some friends come in town for a visit, which was their first time in New Orleans. It’s always fun to experience the tourist side of things, which includes all of the exciting
bars restaurants . One would think that with me being a blogger and all, I would actually take pictures of my food. Nope. I’m too busy eating it. I promise to get better.
With two cousins getting married within the next two months, I’ve also been busy with showers and such. One wedding is at the end of May (which is the one that I’m a bridesmaid), and the other is at the end of June. That cousin asked if Isaac could be the ring bearer. I am so excited! This will be the first time he’s done this.
And in my free time, well, I’ve been into reading lately. Can you blame me?
In all this busy time, I haven’t had time to try many new recipes. I did, however, want to share a recipe for a fun treat of mine-a smoothie! Only recently has Isaac shown interest in it and ask me to make him one and to drink some of mine. I’m not a fan of plain milk, so it’s a great way to up calcium for nonmilk drinkers without dumping in sugar.
4 oz soymilk
½ cup lowfat yogurt (I used strawberry)
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp wheat germ
~3 ice cubes
First, let’s talk about the ingredients a little bit. You can really use any type of milk. I make mine with soy because I’m lactose intolerant. Isaac can’t taste the difference.
I use frozen bananas instead of fresh bananas for the recipe so that they can serve as ice. Also, it’s a great way to reduce waste…peel and then toss your overripe bananas in the freezer for later use!
Next, what is wheat germ? It’s the part of the wheat kernel that’s responsible for germinating into a plant. In refined grains (such as white bread), the germ along with many other healthy parts of the wheat kernel are stripped away. Wheat germ is a very concentrated source of several nutrients such as vitamin E, folate, magnesium, and zinc. It also contains polyunsaturated fats and protein.
Now, on to the directions. Add all the ingredients together in a blender and process until smooth. That’s all You may add more ice cubes if needed.
There are so many ingredients that you can play around with in this recipe. Add berries or try different flavors of yogurt. Either way, it’s healthier than buying a smoothie at a local store that may be loaded with sugar (or turbinado to sound fancier ).
Do you like smoothies? What do you like to add in your smoothies?
Have a great week!