Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Okay, so maybe I'm not in paradise, but every now and then it's nice to make a meal that makes you feel like you are in paradise. Tonight, I made Island Shrimp. It's actually from a Sparkpeople recipe called Island chicken, but I would never eat chicken in paradise. It would have to be some kind of food from the sea and lots of fruit and at least one good drink. So I substituted the shrimp for the chicken and it was wonderful! The "salsa" for the recipe is a mixture of mango, kiwi, pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro and lime and I piled it high with the shrimp. Fabulous! Next, I decided that I needed a good drink to go with this wonderful meal and I wanted to try to keep it as healthy and fresh as the meal to go with my island theme. (That means no rum and coke here!) So I blended a banana, some cherries, some pineapple and mango with some ice and, of course, some Cruzan Rum! And it was just as fabulous! It was a perfect meal to end a perfect day! I was able to get in all of my cardio, stay in my calorie range and have a drink!