Posts Tagged ‘banana’

Smoothies. For dinner?

March 20, 2009

I defy anyone to justifiably deny that smoothies should not be consumed for dinner. Packed with calories, fruit and protein, they’re virtually a complete meal.

About to be Smoothied

We got the idea while perusing the Publix and stumbling on these gorgeous looking organic strawberries. They looked so juicy with their shades of deep red, we had to get them. The question that always arises is what to do with them. So, we settled on smoothies. For dinner.

Pretty standard smoothie stuff going on: vanilla soy ice cream, soy milk, strawberries, bananas and my homemade pecan butter.

Mr. Tibbs was not part of the mise en place. I promise.

Even though they were delicious, I wish I had gone a little lighter on the strawberries – they overpowered everything else.

Whole Wheat English Muffin, Pecan Butter and Banana

March 18, 2009

I had a long day ahead of me on Saturday so I needed to actually eat breakfast – and I needed to to be filling. I recently made some Pecan Butter – and it was too easy.

Pecan Butter

Seriously, blend the pecans in a food processor, add a little bit of oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive), salt and sweetener if desired (Maple Syrup in my case). Puree until desired consistency. No more having to pay outrageous prices for the simplest of indulgences.

I needed something to spread this on and luckily I had some Whole Wheat English Muffins, so I toasted them up. Just as they were finishing up, I remembered I had a banana starting to go bad. Suddenly, I had a full on meal – starch, protein and fruit.

English Muffin

My Pecan Butter is a bit salty, but it was balanced out by the muffin and the sweetness of the banana. All in all, a terrific (and easy) breakfast.