I shared quite a few recipes last week, so today is more of a highlight post to capture other things I wanted to share but wasn’t able to.
- Homemade latte
Milk “steamed” in the microwave and frothed in the Magic Bullet with very very VERY strong coffee from my french press. Time consuming but so delicious.
Favorite salad - spinach, goat cheese, strawberries, toasted almonds, white balsamic vinegar
Leftover buttermilk waffles, topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips
GB pancakes with strawberries
Best green monster I've had - serious cake batter flavor but looks like all the rest though
Now I’ve tried lots of “cake batter” flavored blog recipes, but this went above and beyond tasting like vanilla to actually being batter-like.
1) Combine 1.5 teaspoons chia seeds with 1/4 cup soymilk overnight.
2) In the morning, add: 1/2 frozen banana, 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, and as much spinach as you can cram in there (I used about 1 cup, packed).
3) Add in 4-5 cashews and then another 1/2 cup soymilk and blend blend blend.
You may need to add more milk/liquid to get the desired consistency. The combination of the texture from the chia seeds, the saltiness of the nuts and the buttery flavor of the nutritional yeast REALLY made this one a winner in my book. Somehow the whole nuts as opposed to adding nut butter seemed to add more flavor. Let me know what you think if you try it!
I’m still weird about blogging and haven’t shared it with my family or friends yet – which is why I don’t talk about too much real life stuff here. We did get our engagement photos taken this weekend and I absolutely adore them. My favorite one of all:
Happy Monday, all!