I must have the worst track record of any food blogger around. Seriously, it’s actually quite pathetic how little I have posted in the past semester. Sure, I could blame it on having virtually no free time whatsoever, but the sad truth is I spend more time reading blogs than actually writing. It didn’t help that my “cooking” was limited to easy, boring meals that would have no place on the interwebz. Blurry shots of marinara pasta do not a good food blog make.
The happy fact is that summer is upon us, which means more sun, more sleep, and more blog time. If I weren’t so worried about finding a summer job, I would be completely stress-free.
To get everyone up to speed, I just finished my sophomore year of college and man it was a DOOZIE. Too many sleepless nights spent at the film school for my liking. Despite my crazy school/work schedule, I had a fantabulous semester. My friends are truly amazing people and I love each and every one of them. Chapman—situated in super-rich, conservative, boring Orange County—is surprisingly starting to feel like home. Who ever thought that would happen?!
I just moved out of my apartment in Orange to head back home in Nor Cal for the summer. As much as I hate living at home, I do love it in Sacramento. The familiar hot weather, the abundance of trees, my needy golden retriever, the backyard swing calling my name- it’s such a treat to be back.
For now, here’s a fabulous smoothie I had a while (and I do mean a WHILE) back: frozen blueberries, strawberries, and banana plus almond milk, a dash of vanilla, flax seeds (for Omega-3s), leftover So Delicious chocolate coconut milk yogurt (review coming soon), and cinnamon.
Really, smoothie making is so easy I’m surprised more people don’t do it. Any combo of fresh, high quality fruit and nut milk is almost destined to be great. Plus, they are so healthy, filling, and, most importantly, tasty.
This is an old photo, but here’s another great “smoothie” (more like a shake) of bananas, peaches, cocoa, and soy milk from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Godreau. I added crumbled Oreos cuz that’s how I roll. This is a fantastic book and I have checked it out from the library way more times than I like to admit. Every recipe I’ve tried is delicious!
To my readers (assuming I still have some), what is your favorite smoothie? I would love new suggestions.
I have a lot in store for the blog in these next few weeks. Stay tuned for an upcoming product review (my last one received a surprising amount of success) and some fun recipes I’ve been working on.