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Summer Means No-Cook Eats

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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?
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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?
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  • TINK9305
    Hi I'm back :-) I cant wait to try your smoothies. I will get back to blogging soon Amy wish I wasn't already eating breakfast. Soooo gotta try this :-) emoticon
    2432 days ago
  • TINK9305
    Sorry for so many posts :o) big hugs to you !!!
    2432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/25/2011 12:27:26 PM
  • TINK9305
    why can't I delete a post ???
    2432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/25/2011 12:26:48 PM
    Ah yes, Angela's blizzards....they look yummy. I haven't made one yet, perhaps this week-end. Your smoothie looks tasty. I am addicted to green smoothies, I've gotta have one every morning! I'm also a fan of Angela's VOO (Vegan Overnight Oats) - I eat that for lunch almost every day as well. So filling!
    2466 days ago
    MMM frozen banana!
    2469 days ago
  • *AMBER512
    Smoothies are AWESOME when it's hot out!

    You can even leave the cottage cheese out of the first smoothie if you want it completely dairy-free, and trust me it's still delicious!
    2469 days ago
    Day 13 of temps 103-108. I am so glad to find some smoothie recipes that don't involve yogurt. emoticon
    2469 days ago
    Thank you for the smoothie recipes!! I just made my "Mocha Choca Latte" in my blender - brewed coffee, milk, cocoa powder, ice, and one packet of Diet Swiss Miss hot chocolate. For smoothies I always include banana because of the texture. I really like the sound of that chocolate cheesecake frosty. I crave ice cream all the time in summer. Can't believe it's only 60 where you are! There's extreme heat all over the place according to NPR. I could use a little 60 for an outdoor run right about now! Oh, and I have made all kinds of smoothie messes - happens when you make smoothies every single day, I guess. One time some of it got down INSIDE the glass door of my oven and stayed there forever. I have since moved, that's the only way I was able to get rid of that mess!
    2469 days ago
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