Scattered Thoughts From A Maryland Cottage

Scattered Thoughts From A Maryland Cottage
The Yin and Yang of Thankfulness

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wishing You A Smooth Sunny Day....Recipes Too!

"We need, each of us, to begin the awesome, difficult work of love: loving ourselves so that we become able to love others without fear so that we can become able enough to enlarge the circle of our trust and our common striving for a safe, sunny afternoon near to flowering trees and under a very blue sky."
June Millicent Jordan
I've decided that a change of pace would be nice and since I have a smoothie every morning and they are a refreshing delight to start a 5 am day - not when my body clock say I am to rise.... I've listed a few that sounded delish to me. I uses as much fresh fruit as possible. We have a Trader Joe's by my house and now an enormous Wegmann's - so I buy berries, bananas, kiwi, apples, etc. But there are frozen peaches and other fruits that are good for on the go risers if you chose not to use ice cubes or simply to have on hand if you're low on fruit and they really are very tasty. I keep yogurt in the frig. in regular size containers but you can also just buy the larger one to save a few pennies. If you have a recipe you'd like to share - send it over. When the fresh fruit starts to come out - I'll be there! When I can pick at the local places ... even better!

Peach Pie Smoothie

2007 Ellie Krieger
1/2 cup nonfat or 1 percent lowfat milk
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup unsweetened frozen peaches
1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
Pinch ground ginger

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Calories: 212; Fat: 0g(Saturated Fat: 0grams); Protein: 10g; Carbohydrates: 47g; Sugar: 41g; Fiber: 2g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 120mg

Peach-Mango Smoothie

by jenny sansouci "It’s so good – almost like a healthy creamsicle!"
Ingredients (makes 1 smoothie):
1/2 banana
1 cup chopped peach
1 cup chopped mango
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
A few ice cubes (unless you’re using frozen fruit)
You can make your smoothie as healthy
and fruity and smoothy as you like -
lots of flavors, lots of colors, kids can help,
make them to-go, a special treat....
whatever you do...
do it for YOU.

It's Friday...choose a good book
take time to smell the flowers

treasure all the people in your life
and know you are loved by GOD.

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