Lulabelle Cooks Without a Net: Apple Pie Smoothie…..

Well, I’m at it again. But this time, this one is pretty good. I promise.

No, I’m serious. Stay with me.

This one has our usual suspects of yogurt, milk, spinach and one lonely banana (that’s all we had) added for thickness.  To this I added frozen apples that came from our backyard, brown sugar (roughly 1/6th of a cup. Keyword, “roughly”), and eyeballed portions of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Finally, I found where our protein powder was hiding and added that in. No measuring required because I lost the measuring cup that comes with it.

Now I was a bit skeptical of using frozen apple slices because I wasn’t sure they’d blend properly. But I didn’t want to cut them down further for fear of cutting myself. So I dumped them in and hoped for the best.

It turned out to be an awesome decision. Especially since it was pretty humid yesterday and the end result was very refreshing.

So I combined all those ingredients and blended the mixture for a few seconds. The end result was an icy, refreshing thing that was not really a smoothie consistency, but chunkier.

Not unlike an apple-pie gazpacho. Ok, I promise it tastes better than I’m describing.

Seriously.

So I originally made this yesterday and had some leftover today. The mixture had separated as it always has, but instead of pouring it into a cup and drinking it, I put it back on the blender base and blended it together again for about 10 seconds. It combined together like it had been the night before.

This ones a keeper, guys. Seriously.

Bon-appetit’ y’all!

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**My smoothies may not all be winners, but at least they are salmonella free! 😀 Image appears courtesy of google image search

Motivational Tuesday……

It is Tuesday. We are not even halfway through the week. The weather is starting to get more sunny, but along with that comes the heat and the stickiness and the grossness.

This may leave you with an irresistible urge to shave your head (and you’ve somehow forgotten how to spell common words, even though you’re a daily blogger).

Please don’t shave your head.

I mean, I’m sure you’ll still look amazing and wonderful with a shiny noggin, but I just am afraid that you’ll regret that decision, even though through a shaved head you can feel the breeze better and this will in the short term help to cool you off.

We are not even half way through the week and your To-Do list keeps getting longer, with no projects crossed out yet.

Except the To-Do task of shaving your head because we just decided that might be a bad idea.

So dear friends, as we move into the middle part of our week, take heart. You can get through this. Just breathe…….and drink a little bit more coffee…….

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Cheers!

*Photo Credit-our personal archives. Here our fearless blogger’s husband girds up his loins to make it through the middle of the week. Just add coffee! 😀