This smoothie is so easy to make and has protein and fiber and is good for you
I know what you're thinking! Yuck. Right? Before you judge though hear me out.
These bananas are frozen. This idea came from my friend Kim, who is full of good ideas and has the sweetest southern drawl you've ever heard.
Every idea Kim has given me so far has turned out to be great.
We go through a lot of bananas and up until recently I'd been throwing out bananas that turned brown and spotty too fast. It's one of the things that bugs me. I buy green bananas and within a couple of days they're bad.
Kim asked me if I was freezing them and I said no. She told me that I am completely missing out! She said to freeze them then when you make a smoothie you've got a nice flavorful frozen banana.
Peeling is easy, she says, if you just run it under warm tap water for a second.
My daughter and I made smoothies yesterday with our frozen bananas. I'm not going to give specific measurements because it really doesn't matter- you can't go wrong. We added skim milk, 2 frozen bananas, a spoon full of peanut butter, a little bit of ice, and blend!
We also added one scoop of vanilla flavored Muscle Milk powder and it was yummy, but if you don't have any protein powder it's not that big of a deal. It will still be great.
So start freezing those nanners instead of throwing them out. And stop feeling guilty for not making banana bread with them.
This is definitely laid back and refreshing! (And good for you!)
This drink is pure perfection. It is frozen margarita and sangria. I've spent many years working on researching this. (Ie. drinking swirls in restaurants whenever I can.)
One of the reasons I love this combination is that the red wine cuts the sweetness and tartness of the margarita. It just works.
In most places when you order a swirl it comes out of a machine and the sangria has the same frozen slushy consistency as the frozen margarita. I've discovered you really don't need for the sangria to be frozen in order to make the perfect swirl.
Here are the ingredients:
Tequila of your choice
Frozen limeaid concentrate
In a blender add the entire can of the frozen limeaid concentrate.
Then fill the can with tequila and add to blender.
Fill the can halfway with Grand Marnier and then top off can with triple sec.
Then add ice to blender and mix away!
The rest is easy! Just add sangria to the bottom of your glass. Then pour in your frozen margarita.
I just want to tell you that I firmly believe the liquor you choose will make 100% of the difference in the outcome.
I am a tequila snob but when it comes to frozen margaritas expensive does not mean better. Cuervo Gold is my choice for frozen margaritas. I also believe this sangria is the best. Cruz Garcia imported from Spain is the best in my book.
This sangria packs a punch but doesn't taste as if its loaded with liquor. You'll have to try this! I wouldn't lead you astray!!!
Life is good!!!
So, it's the middle of July and it's HOT outside! Here's a cute little idea that is crazy simple. It can be ready by the time your sun tea is brewed. Pick your mint leaves and put a leaf in an ice cube tray, fill with water, and freeze. It will add flavor to your tea and make you feel like a southern belle.
If you are bored to tears
If you want your guests to think your Martha Stewart
If you have mint leaves growing out the wazoo
If you are feeling fun and festive... what will the neighbors think!!!
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!