Oftentimes, I make some really fantastic smoothies and I don’t measure. If you know me, I’m all about cooking with as few utensils as possible! Simply, a handful of frozen this or that and a dollop of nut butter save me from having to wash measuring cups. As much as I love smoothies, I dislike having to wash the blender and blades so I want to minimize dirty dishes! For the sake of perfecting my beet and greens smoothie, I whipped out the measuring cups.
As much as I love berries in a smoothie, I hardly make the same smoothie twice. I like to change up my smoothies and they vary based on what I have on hand. Fortunately, carrot is a vegetable that I pretty much always have on hand. At times, I may even go through a 4-5lb bag of carrots in two weeks!
You all know I enjoy cooking; but I can also appreciate the savior that is meal-prepping. It makes a difference to batch-cook entrees or staples items to have easy to assemble meals throughout the week. I thought lunch, dinner, and snacks were the only thing worth prepping until today. This past weekend I whipped up a Mango Blackberry Coconut Oatmeal Bake for my family and got to ride the wave of leftovers for two days. And let me tell ya…
Do you remember a year or two back when yogurt bowls were super trendy? It seemed like yogurt was all the rage for breakfast and healthy snacking—especially once Greek yogurt hit the scene. How, you might be thinking, can a food be trendy? Well, sorry, folks, that is a question for someone else. I don’t start the food trends I just utilize them.
Oftentimes I go to bed dreaming of what I’m going to eat the next morning for breakfast. The flavors of peanut butter and cinnamon on toast, berry-filled smoothies, or zucchini oats occupy my mind. It might be a problem how much I think about food but if it’s wrong then I don’t want to be right! Especially when it comes to breakfast—the best meal of the day!