I’m a little bit torn right now.
I really, really, really want to tell you about these delicious little smoothies that you are currently seeing. But I also really, really, really want to tell you about the meal that I devoured last night. So I guess I’ll tell you about both.
I’ll start with last night’s meal. It was a doozy. Our power went out [long, complicated story - it was out for about 24 hours, hence the reason that this post has been published a little bit later than most of my posts are published. no electricity = no wifi/internet], so we went out to dinner at this cute little family diner that’s not too far from our house. I was definitely in a burgers & milkshake kind of mood, so that’s exactly what I ordered. BUT. My sister ordered the chicken quesadilla appetizer and it was literally the best thing I’ve eaten all year. Maybe even the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I’m not kidding. So ridiculously good. The chicken was cooked to perfection and the entire thing was smothered in cheese. I dipped mine in sour cream and ate so many that I was practically full by the time that my meal came.
But you know that I’m never too full to turn down good food, so I was pretty pumped when my food arrived. I went with an angus beef burger with cheddar jack cheese, lettuce, bacon & tomato on a pretzel bun with a side of mac n cheese and a chocolate milkshake to drink. The burger was absolutely delicious, the mac n cheese was pretty wonderful and the chocolate milkshake was the best milkshake I’ve ever had.
And I haven’t even told you about the best part of my meal yet.
Dessert. I barely have words to describe it. It was called “peanut butter blitz” and it was kind of like a slice of pie. There was a chocolate cookie crumb crust, topped with a layer of peanut butter fudge filling, covered in dollops of super light and fluffy chocolate & peanut butter mousse and the whole thing was drizzled with extra chocolate & peanut butter. It was completely wonderful. All I know is that I need to recreate it at home as soon as humanly possible. Gah.
And now I’m realizing that it’s pretty unfair that I’ve just told you about all of this crazy rich and ridiculously delicious food, but now I’m going to share a smoothie recipe with you. But it’s my current favorite smoothie recipe and it’s definitely a good one, so I think it’s worth it! I’ve been on an “early morning workout then drink a smoothie” kick lately, so I’ve experimented with lots of different versions. This strawberry/banana/pineapple/orange combo is currently my fav. I freeze all of the fruit the night before and then the next morning, I simply toss it all in the blender & whip it up and then sip away. Perfectly delicious & refreshing and super easy.
Tropical Fruit Smoothies
2 bananas, frozen & sliced
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen pineapple
¾ cup orange juice
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend in 30-second increments on medium-high speed until smooth. This recipe makes three 8 ounce smoothies. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to one day. Enjoy!
I wrote a paragraph about working out & drinking smoothies after discussing the richest dessert I’ve ever eaten. So ironic…