This picture does NOT do this breakfast justice.
My breakfast this morning consisted of a spinach, blueberry, banana and apple smoothie alongside my slight twist on Giada DeLaurentiis‘ apricot oat bars. Both were so good!
Smoothie Recipe (which I swear is delicious and so good for you)
8 oz water
1 C baby spinach (easier to process in the blender than regular spinach)
1 C blueberries (I used frozen)
1 medium sized banana (bananas help to smooth out the texture; avocados do also), sliced
1/2 medium apple, chopped
Mix all ingredients in a blender until, well, smooth! Adding the water into the blender first helps to get the ingredients circulating. Feel free to add ice if you like your smoothies ice cold.
Giada’s apricot bars are one of my favorites snacks. My husband recently took a batch on a trip to climb Denali and his teammates loved them. You can find the recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/apricot-oat-bars-recipe/index.html. I changed the recipe up this time by using a homemade blueberry jam in place of the apricot preserves and left the dried apricots out altogether.
Hope you’ll try both and share your feedback!
Most all of my mornings begin with a little Yorkie in my face sneezing up a storm; yes, in my face. It’s just some silly nervous twitch he has (one of many). After a ring of the bell (he rings a bell when it’s potty time) and before my coffee, of course, it’s off for a potty walk and then a little playtime. When it is finally about me, I relax with a coffee at my vanity and start getting prettied up for work. On this particular morning, someone decided that perhaps I didn’t need make-up after all, or, more likely, decided that it wasn’t quite “about me” time after all.
Heavy hearted tonight so I thought writing some of my feelings out might help. Earlier this year, I learned my brother in law has ALS. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that effects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. More information about ALS can be found at http://www.alsa.org but the bottom line is that it is a horrible disease that ends in an early death for most people. things are happening quickly with Jack; faster than any one of us are ready for. Jack and my sister are good, good people who don’t deserve any of this. I can’t help but wonder every single day….why them? Why…
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