Book: I just got my hands on “The Husband’s Secret” – another Liane Moriarty novel. If only I could remember they are in Australia! Every time I see “mum” I think they are in England. Nope.
So far a great read with 3 separate stories that I am guessing will intertwine at some point.
House: I got the pantry updated! Finally! I have been collecting containers for a few years and buying once in a while. After having my Silhouette machine for over a year I finally sat down and got every container labeled and LOVE the pantry. The dry containers for flour and such are the Oxo containers. I saw the plastic bins at my friend Katie’s house and loved how easily you could see everything in them. Plus when I want to bake, I just take the whole baking bin with me to the counter instead of each separate item. I couldn’t find an exact match online, but these storage bins are close.
I used to buy the cheapies at the store with no handle. Items would fly out, you couldn’t see what was in there. The new clear ones are much better.
Recipe: This is my new favorite smoothie recipe! Our other favorite is still Green Lemonade. I like this new one when I am craving peanut butter. You could even substitute peanut butter powder for the peanut butter to save on a lot of calories! Have you heard of PB2? It also comes in chocolate/peanut butter powder.
I tailor the recipe to my meal – add Greek Yogurt if I’m eating this for lunch or I will add more ice if it is after my workout. I like to have this for after a workout or when I’m really hungry and meal time isn’t for a few hours. The fiber really keeps you full.
- 1 cup almond milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 banana
- ½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (optional)
- 1 Tb. peanut butter
- 1 Tb. chia seeds
- 2 cups spinach
- ice cubes to taste (more for colder smoothies)
- Add the ingredients to the blender in the order stated. Blend until smooth. Smaller powered blenders may need to stop and push down the ice and/or stir the spinach.
I am also trying to use that little yellow bag of chia seeds I bought from Trader Joe’s 🙂 I have been making Whole Grain Chia Waffles with the rest of it.