I’ve always been strange but have I always been good? Am I even good, now?!
I can’t answer that question but Laura at Sprint 2 The Table has taken on the task of offering those of us who are strange (ish) food eaters a home with other strange (ish) food eaters.
We get to meet up on her blog each Friday and show what we’ve got and see what else is out there in the strange food blog world. Be sure to check out what everyone is offering after you’ve gotten your fill of strangeness here. Leave some comments too…we Love comments!
Everybody and I mean Everybody in the food blog world talks about smoothies. I love the idea of smoothies and I know I could come up with some good ones. I am however, space challenged in my kitchen and don’t have room to have a big blender out on my counter or even my Magic Bullet for that matter. No convenient cabinet space either. Then there’s the matter that the time when I would want to make a smoothie, Ralph would be sleeping and well…that would just get me cranky looks.
I’ve come up with an alternate method that works pretty good and I’m trying to be creative within my own constraints. The old “Grow Where You’re Planted” theory.
A few weeks back I showed my shake up bottle that I’ve been using.
I got it last year when I bought a sampler package of protein powder. I used up the powder back then but haven’t used it much since. I recently started using Naturade Pea Protein Powder. My friend Gail found it and I really like it.
I started out making it with 1 cup of almond milk, third of a cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt and one scoop of the powder. It was good and I enjoyed it. That counted as 5 Points for me on Weight Watchers and gave me 30 grams of protein.
I tried to think of things I could put into it that would add some flavor and variety and would still work in my shake up container. I then added a half cup of unsweetened applesauce and a bunch of cinnamon. That was really tasty. The applesauce and cinnamon didn’t add any Points or protein, but a lot of flavor.
This week, I suddenly remembered what was hiding in one of my cupboards.
PB2!! Powdered peanut butter. I mixed up 1 cup of fat-free milk, a third cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt, a scoop of the pea protein and 2 tablespoons of the PB2. Shook it all up and it was wonderful! The PB2 only added 1 Point for a total of 6, but it gave me 5.65 more grams of protein for a total of 35.65. I recently noticed that our local Shoprite is carrying the PB2 so I won’t have to order it on-line. I feel like such a dummy for not realizing I had it. This is a great addition, It’s very tasty and boy was I full for a Long time that day.
Strange enough for you? I’ll keep trying to come up with other things that I can shake up in my manual shaker. Then maybe one day, I’ll actually break out the old Magic Bullet…Then there’ll be no stopping me!
Happy Friday!! Be as Strange As You Want To Be!!