Tropical Orange Goodness Smoothie

standard April 29, 2015 Leave a response

It’s already heating up in Texas, and I am pretty sure I’d rather just live on the beach in St. Thomas forever. Coming home to this sweet, citrus smoothie brings back all the relaxing, tropical goodness of the sand and sun. A perfect glass of summery goodness on any sweltering day!


Tropical Orange Goodness Smoothie

Serves 1.


  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 c frozen mango
  • 1/2 c orange juice
  • 1/2 c coconut water
  • 2 T unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Add ingredients in order to a high-speed blender. Combine until smooth.


Per serving: 288 kcal, 48 g carbs, 11 g fat, 3 g protein, 97 mg sodium, 31 g sugar


Bananas in a Cookie?

standard April 25, 2010 Leave a response

Life has been BUSY. No time for the farmer’s market, menu planning has been forgotten, grocery lists nonexistent. I am hoping my normal food planning/prepping/cooking schedule will be back to normal sometime next month. I have found I need the order of planning and cooking to function and relax in the midst of all the other crazy things that are going on. I am attempting to cook through our pantry and freezer for the next week, as a way of both saving money on our overspent budget and as a means of cleaning out food that I no longer want to keep in the house (like meat. and cheese. and store-bought applesauce.)

I had two bananas that were going mushy before we had a chance to eat them. So into the fridge they went until I could find time to make something out of them. I looked up banana recipes on one of my favorite blogs, 101 Cookbooks. And there was a recipe for cookies. With bananas. Weird, yet intriguing. Since I had (almost) all of the ingredients to make them, I decided to go for it. I didn’t have almond meal, and I did not feel like making some from scratch, so I tried to google substitutes and didn’t come up with anything I had on hand. So I decided to use the millet flour that I had sitting around taking up space in the fridge and hope for the best.

Next time, I will take the time to make almond meal if I don’t have it. But they are still delicious little treats.

For the recipe, go here: 101 Cookbooks

(Mine don’t look as pretty as hers. Don’t judge.)