Monday, June 9
I have dear friends to thank for most of the great, enduring loves in my life. Dave and Vlasta Booth introduced me to Over The Rhine. Toni Smith taught me how to knit. Matthew Davidson, of course, found my husband all the way in Texas through the net. And today I add our good friend Sean McMains to the list of those to whom I owe a debt of gratitude, for over the weekend he introduced me to my new true love... the peanut butter smoothie.
How come I never knew about this? Like any relationship that is truly meant to be, it felt right from the very first moment we met. I've been bored with breakfast of late, tired of toast and tired of cereal. I've also harboured an unhealthy fixation on Peanut Butter M&Ms. Making the smoothie solves both these problems--since, unlike my husband, I do not and will not eat peanut butter by the spoonful to get my kick.
Here's how I made mine this morning:
1 cup milk
1 cup frozen banana rounds
2 tbsp organic peanut butter
2 tbsp organic vanilla yogurt
a squirt of honey
a small handful of rolled oats
Place all ingredients in a tall glass and puree using one of these wonderful things.
Yum! Awesome. Next time I'll put a little bit more PB, a little bit more milk. I didn't find any wheat germ at the grocery store this weekend (WTF?) and so used the oats instead. Ground flax seeds would be a good addition, too. Healthy & fast.
In other health news... found this article today via the excellent blog Yoga Gumbo. Blogging--it's good for you!