Smoothies, Starring Gayle & Deann

For those have-to-get-your-butt-out-the-door-in-record-time mornings, smoothies are a good way to go. I’m a big fan of drinking and driving. Only for me, it’s usually Starbuck’s, then I show up for a job with a big coffee stain on the front of my shirt. Always the professional. I’ve been thinking about investing in one of those adult bibs, seriously. But I digress…..

Cousin Gayle sent me the recipe for her daughter Deann’s breakfast smoothie, which will work for our gluten free, dairy free people. My bonus daughter Angela is a big fan of the morning smoothie also. Maybe she’ll share some good recipes.

I saw another interesting take on the old smoothie this morning in a Facebook post. This won’t work with my blender, but might be worth a try if you have one of those old style blenders with the blade that screws onto the bottom.

Supposedly your basic blender blade housing will also screw onto the top of your basic Mason jar. So you fill jars with your cut up fruit &/or veggies of choice and pop them in the freezer for up to two weeks. In the morning you just add milk or your liquid of choice, screw on the blender bottom, and blend your smoothie right in the jar. Be sure to hold onto the jar while you’re doing this! Then you have your smoothie in the jar, ready to drink on the run.

Since I can’t try this with my blender, some intrepid soul will have to try it and let me know how it goes. If it doesn’t go well, remember, it wasn’t my idea. I don’t always do the things I propose, I just propose them.

What Mom was cooking this morning was protein power pancakes. Not going to give regular pancakes a run for their money, but a lot better for you. I always have some protein powder hanging around, also good for sticking in a smoothie, so pancakes are yet another way to put it to use, and a good way to feel better about having pancakes for breakfast, right?

Author: MOM

Cards on the table, I'm NOT a chef. Most of the time, I don't really even like to cook. But, I ALWAYS love to eat!....and I've had a lifetime of great cooks in my family showing me what good food's supposed to taste like. People are always asking me for recipes, asking what I'm cooking, so here you go. What I cook is probably as bizarre as my kids think I am. Sometimes healthy, sometimes artery clogging. Sometimes gourmet, sometimes just a quick fix to fill an empty place. Sometimes secret Italian family recipes, sometimes quick dump and stir out of cans. That's the way I roll. Take what you please, leave the rest. It's not brain surgery.

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