For future reference: When you are making a smoothie, make sure the lid is on VERY well. Otherwise you might do this:
Smoothie all over the counter, all over the base of the blender, and all down my front. Basically everywhere EXCEPT for in the cup. Fun, right?
I won a contest a while back on Averie’s blog www.loveveggiesandyoga.c
for NuNaturals Stevia.
I tried it in a smoothie with frozen banana, cottage cheese, cocoa powder and vanilla almond milk to attempt to make a chocolate cheesecake frosty.
I was successful! This was delicious and thick enough to eat with a spoon if I wanted. To make it more smoothie-like you can add more milk or just blend it up some more.
With hot weather I crave ice cream like crazy and this is a way to enjoy a cold creamy treat that also packs a nutritional punch! Another thing I’ve been enjoying is frozen banana, cocoa powder, a splash of milk blended together and topped with a crumbled raw cookie dough ball.
I highly recommend you make this, and/or the other options on Angela’s blog ohsheglows.com/2011/07/1
Perfect for hot weather! Then again, as I type this it is only about 60 degrees. It has been cold and rainy here for awhile now. I hear it’s quite hot in other parts of the country, and I have to admit that I am JUST fine with the weather. I happen to enjoy putting off the extreme heat. I haven’t even bought an air conditioner yet (the one we had last summer died, so sad). And I am super sensitive to heat, so anything that means I’m not overheating is fine by me.
Even so, I enjoy meals that don’t involve cooking. They are just easier! The other night I had a mish mash of summery foods.
Cucumber, potato salad (which looks like a really small portion in this picture for some reason), FSTG multigrain chips, baked beans and sugar snap peas. Okay, so I did zap the baked beans in the microwave for a bit, but otherwise no cooking! And that’s fine by me.
Is it hot where you are? What’s your favorite no-cook meal?