Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

I haven't tried it yet...but, here's a dandy!

I'll give it to you straight out of the little booklet put out by Publications International...using brand name products.  It's called Smoothies and Frozen Favourites.

When I make mine...I'll just leave out the chocolate milk... mostly cuz I never have it hanging around..why would I? ...but, it sounds like it would be wonderful just as banana peanut butter.

Here is what they call for:

1 1/2 cups reduced fat (2%) chocolate milk
2  TBSP  creamy peanut butter
1  ripe medium banana
2  cups vanilla nonfat yogurt
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP ground flaxseed

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Says it makes 4 one cup servings ...

My observations:  I don't think I'd bother with any sugar .. 'specially as I'm trying not to overdo the new guidelines of staying under the 100 grams per day ....  there would be a lot of natural sugar already in a banana and the vanilla yogurt.. and, hey...that flax seed sounds a good idea for added fibre to anybody's diet... and, I usually have natural chunky peanut won't be buying any creamy just to try one of these... chunks of peanuts will do nicely I'm sure... although, they may not get pulverized as much as they should to suck through a straw...hahahha.. who cares?  I'll drink it out of the glass.

Maybe later today I will get around to making one of these yummy sounding drinks... it's +24C .... already.....

I'd love to put on a picture but, they didn't have one of this ...if I get around to it..I will take a photo of my own ....

Instead, I give you mango, strawberry, orange smoothie.....with frozen yogurt tossed in...  they are soooooo good you may decide to have one a day as we've been doing in the heat wave we're having..... who needs supper after one of these?

Thursday, July 10, 2014


I bought some lovely asparagus a few weeks ago.  On the tag it said to store it in a small amount of water standing upright... in the fridge.

I was skeptical...but, I decided to try it.


I cooked half the bundle the same day I bought it... because I like to have it nice and fresh...  but, as a test, I left this bundle in the water in the fridge ..  for over a week!  You know what happens to asparagus in the gets wilty and the tops even get slimy sometimes...ick..... but.... look how firm it stayed.  And, when I cooked it... it tasted as good as the day I bought it...

What a great tip.  Definitely put your unused stalks in a container and save it for another day... no more wrecked and wasted asparagus!