Hi there, friends! Itz been absolutely gorgeous in St. Louis these past couple of days. We’re talkin’ blue skies, blazing sun, and temperatures in the 80′s. Oh yes! These warmer temps have prompted a smoothie-lovin’ craze in me lately. (Who am I kidding? I love smoothies all year round!) Anyway, I have one today that is just puuurfect for the summer. In fact, it makes me want to be on a beach somewhere…
About a month ago I was doing a product review for GNC’s Total Lean Orange Cream Protein powder. I quickly became obsessed with making Orange Cream Protein for a nightly dessert. After running out of the powder, I headed to GNC to pick up more when a new flavor caught my eye: Key Lime. I snatched up (aka bought) two bags. I love it!
I listed the general recipe for the smoothie, but of course you can make modifications where you see fit. I add maca powder and flaxseed for an extra punch of nutrition, and I’m sure it’d be very delicious with almond or dairy milk, as well. The banana is a must as it adds the creamy component, and the graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top totally make the “pie” part of the key lime pie protein smoothie.
The dinner I made on Monday night turned into my lunches for the week. I sautéed an onion while cooking ground turkey meat and added garlic, a frozen veggie mix, roasted salsa from Trader Joe’s, and brown rice. I served it on top of fresh spinach and plopped a dollop of plain Chobani on top with a little sprinkle of red pepper.
Simple yet delicious and nutritious – my kind of meal!
Love Grown Foods was kind enough to sponsor my school’s Wellness Wednesday. They provided us with four bags each of their five granola flavors: Sweet Cranberry Pecan, Raisin Almond Crunch, Cocoa Goodness, Simply Oats, and Apple Walnut Delight. I’ve been receiving tons of e-mails exclaiming how delicious the granola is, so itz safe to say it was a big hit! Thanks, Love Grown Foods!
While dinner was in the makin’ last night, I tweeted in excitement. Then after, I instagrammed in delight. Jonny was on the grill and I was in the kitchen. Teamwork. I bought chipotle burgers from Whole Foods over the weekend because they were on sale. (Whole Foods has the best weekend sales.) Jonny said these were possibly the best burgers he’s ever had. They were enormous and oh so tasty.
I made kale chips with red pepper and nutritional yeast. I roast them at 375 for 8 minutes or so. I also made Goat Cheese & Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms. Burgers and mushrooms go so well together, agree?
Are you a key lime fan? What do you think goes best with burgers?