I realized something when Girl Hero Jenn sent me some interview questions yesterday and asked for a link to my fave smoothie: I DID NOT have a link! Gasp! (hangs head in shame)
I have been wanting to clean up my blog and make it more user-friendly for months now. In fact, I’ve wanted to start a recipe page, training page, etc…but it’s just not in the cards right now. Meanwhile, I figured I could get a leg up on it by at least getting my signature smoothie up on the blog with its own post for goodness sake!
Jenn also hooked me up with a super fun app that takes photos that resemble old-school polaroids (LOVE LOVE LOVE!) I figured that since this is a recipe for my old-school classic PB&J, I’d enlist the help of my Hipstamatic app for full effect… Weeeee! Little things make me happy. Here’s the Hipstamatic link!
Here is the recipe: The Classic PB&J Smoothie:
- 1 scoop Low Carb Protein of your choice
- 1/2 c frozen rhubarb
- 4 medium frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 Tablespoon Peanut butter
- 1 oz Torani Sugar Free Peanut Butter Syrup (optional)
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 3/4 tsp guar gum
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2-2.5 cups water
- 1.5- 2 cups ice
- Edited to Add: You can also add various real or fake sweeteners and FrankenPowders such as Crystal Light in Raspberry Ice flavor, or sprinkle a half T of Sugar Free Fat Free Jello Pudding Powder in Vanilla (improves fluffiness and flavor). I do this on the regular and it works for me.
Here’s the finished product in the blender:
Here’s the bounty- I was taking the photo with my phone so I couldn’t use it for size comparison. I had to use postcards for that purpose…does anyone remember postcards?
I double-dogg-dare you to consume all 50 oz of this. You’ll be lying on the floor crying uncle, promise. This is 310 calories’ worth. That’s a ridiculous amount of volume for very few calories: This is why I live the Smoothie Lifestyle. Period.
This is me in my PJs playing with my new iPhone App:
On a personal note: Thanks heaps for your continued well-wishes to our family. Things are calm at the moment and Dad is enjoying being home. He deals with pain and weakness; and his appetite sucks. Thank goodness for modern pharmaceutical cocktails although I think he’d prefer a martini or a Jack Daniels on the rocks if they had the same effect. The good news is that he’s lucid, sharp (hello truth serum! What? Me? Bossy when I'm stressed?!!) and having a nice time with visitors who come and shoot the breeze. Even Girl Hero Jenn came for a visit- it was so nice. :-)
Q: What’s your favorite smoothie in the whole entire world? Provide links if you have them :-)