Monday, August 13, 2012

In the Kitchen

Check out the latest renovation in this old farmhouse. My farmer friend made it 30 years back gifting it to me a couple years ago. This Spring it made its way to my kitchen THANKS to my big brother. Lying on top of it is a homemade fishing pole Country Boy’s cousin made him for his birthday. Isn’t that a great gift? CB made him an awesome bow from an ash sapling in return for his birthday. Good ole’ fashion gift giving! Love it!

About 1 month ago a friend offered CB & I a smoothie. I almost declined but changed my mind last minute. Glad I did, it was delicious and I’ve been making them regularly ever since.

Here’s the deal…first freeze ALL your fruits. Smaller pieces work better. Initially I made them with:

  • Banana
  • Couple handfuls of blueberries & strawberries
  • Juice, I’ve been using apple cider because it has no added sugar. But vodka is great too for a special treat. I tried that for a first time last night.

Mix until smooth in my food processor.

Now that I’ve made them several times I’ve started to experiment with other fruit such as apples, cherries, and I just put some pineapple chunks in the freezer last night.

Makes for a wicked good, healthy, energy producing drink. I like them best for breakfast!


small farm girl said...

I make them all the time! I love them. Actually, I wished I could make them more. I'm running out of fruit. hehehehe

katiegirl said...

I love smoothies like that too. I also add frozen spinach, a spoonful of peanutbutter or almond butter, a spoonful of Chia seeds, and a splash of vanilla. You can't even taste the spinach! Delicious.

LuckyRobin said...

Just dropping a note to say how many hours of reading pleasure I've gotten from your blog. I started in the archives at the beginning about ten days ago and it has just been wonderful reading about your family, your farm, your adventures, and all the good you do out there with the stray people you take in who become your family, too. Yours has rapidly become one of my favorite blogs to read. Thanks for the glimpses into your life.

Country Girl said...

Wow THANKS Lucky Robin. You kind words are greatly appreciated!!