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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Me and my damn smoothies. I know. I can’t get enough of them. I love me a good ass smoothie. I don’t care the season. I will throw a smoothie together in a heartbeat.

I tend to stick to the usual fruits when I make smoothies. Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, maybe a peach. But I wanted to go for something a little different and decided to go wtih some cherries. I’ll admit…I don’t eat a lot of cherries, but I do enjoy them from time to time. I randomly picked them up during my usual grocery run and decided that I wanted to experiment with them in a smoothie.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

I like a lot of cherry flavored drinks so I was assuming at this point that I should like a cherry smoothie…right?

You guys know how I like to make my smoothies. I always throw a banana in there (because it’s just so awesome for potassium) and I just can’t stray away from my good old almond milk. Usually, when I make my smoothies, I already know how much of what I need to use to make what I consider the perfect smoothie. But for this cherry smoothie, I had to steadily add more almond milk to get the consistency that I wanted. This recipe actually created two glasses as opposed to my usual one glass.

My smoothie recipes are never complicated. They are always simple and easy to follow. I try to keep it to three ingredients or less. I think next time I make a smoothie I want to add some vegetables to really give it that extra power.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

This awesomely sweet blend cherry vanilla smoothie
Prep Time: 1 min | Cook Time: 1 min | Total Time: 2 mins
Course: Smoothies
Servings: 1 glass

1 cup pitted frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1 1/5 cup Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1. Add your cherries, banana, and almond milk to your blender
2. Blend for 45 seconds or until smoothie reaches a smooth consistency
3. Pour into glass and enjoy!

For more sweetness you can add a tablespoon of honey
If you’d like a thicker consistency you can add ice or 1/2 of a banana
For a looser texture, you can add water or more almond milk
If you’d like a more vanilla flavor, you can so add vanilla yogurt or vanilla extract

Spinach Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Monday, February 11, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, I featured on my Facebook page a very simple sandwich that I made for breakfast , and you all wanted to know how exactly did I make it. So, I decided to add it here to the blog as well.

Spinach Egg Breakfast Sandwich

This is one of those recipes that is so simple I’m not even sure I can call it a recipe. I literally woke up that morning wanting something simple, something filling, and something fast. I like to think that this Spinach Egg Breakfast Sandwich is nothing more but an elegant grilled cheese sandwich.
If you know how to scramble an egg and make toast, this recipe is a no brainer for you. It literally takes little to nothing to prepare.

Obviously, there is no right or wrong way to create this breakfast sandwich. You can add bell pepper,s onions, mushrooms, and so much more.

Spinach Egg Breakfast Sandwich

This quick yet filling breakfast combines spinach and egg into an amazing sandwich
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1 sandwich

2 slices of bread
2 eggs
1 slice of cheese of your choice
2 slices of tomato
1 tsp of Mayonnaise

1. Toast bread unto brown to your liking
2. Once bread is toasted you can add your mayo and slice of cheese
3. In a mixing bowl, crack two eggs and scramble
4. In a small frying on medium heat, add your egg mixture and allow to cook. Do not stir. Allow eggs to form into a “pancake”
5. Once eggs are thoroughly cooked, set onto toasted bread. I flipped my egg “pancake” in half so that it would fit onto the bread
6. Begin to form your sandwich adding spinach and tomato on top
7. Place second piece of toast on top and you have your sandwich

You can use any type of cheese and bread of your choice

Pan Seared Heart of Palm

Friday, February 8, 2019
In my last post I introduced you all to Heart of Palm in my vegetarian take on a Scampi Alfredo. I figured that I’d share a little more in detail on how I prepared the Pan Seared Heart of Palm in case you would like it as a standalone dish.

Pan Seared Heart of Palm

Heart of Palm is an interesting vegetable that I didn’t expect to turn out the way it had. I’ll admit that I when I first removed it from the can, I was a bit thrown off by its appearance. I did the typical “taste test” by licking it and smelling until I realized it really didn’t have a taste or odor.

Heart of Palm reminds me a bit of tofu because it take on whatever it is seasoned or flavored with. You can basically transform it however you wish.

And that’s all to it. It really doesn’t take a long time to prepare. It satisfied that fishy scallop craving I was having and turned out great. Give it a try!

Pan Seared Heart of Palm

Pan Seared Heart of Palm is the perfect replacement when looking to recreate scallops.
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 5 servings

1 can Heart of Palm
1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning Salt
1 tbsp butter
1/2 lemon
Garlic Powder and Pepper to taste

1. Remove Heart of Palm from can and rinse excess salt off. Begin dicing into 1/2 inch rounds
2. Sprinkle seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder over Heart of Palm to taste
3. In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add your butter to melt a bit. Rotate pan to ensure it gets coated
4. Add Heart of Palm to pan and allow to sear all sides. Squeeze half of your lemon over top to get the juice
5. Allow Heart of Palm to continue to sear for 5-10 minutes or until each side is evenly browned

You can substitute the butter for an oil, but the butter gives it a little extra flavor