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Strawberry banana smoothie

This isn’t going to be the longest (or best, or most original or most interesting) post but if you’re interested in a quick, easy breakfast or snack and you possess a blender, keep reading!

I used to be a person who never ate breakfast. At other times I would eat cereal, fruit, eggs, toast, or a full breakfast of eggs, hash browns and bacon/sausage. Lately, I’ve been making this smoothie. Not every day, and not always as breakfast but sometimes as a snack. It’s really simple but tastes amazing, almost like a dessert.

The interesting thing about this smoothie is the chia seeds. They really add a nice texture and make this a lot more substantial than just some blended fruit. The greek yogurt adds a nice thickness and the vanilla adds some flavor (though you could use plain if you wanted, I prefer the added flavor and sweetness.) You can, of course, use regular yogurt if you don’t like greek yogurt and adjust the amounts to your liking.

Ingredients:

1 banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup-1 cup chopped strawberries
1/4-1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
(water if needed for blending, less water will make a thicker smoothie)

Recipe:

1. Add all to blender.

lookin good

2. BLEND!

mmmm

3. Enjoy.

yay

Post & photos by: Melissa


Blackberry Pie

My dad went blackberry picking down by his office and tasked me to make some pies. Well, I made two blackberry pies. We had a pre-made pie crust, but I did make one from scratch. We kept the homemade pie and my dad took the other one to his office. 🙂

If you haven’t seen our pie crust recipe then you should go look at it now! It’s the best one we’ve found and it’s simple and pretty much foolproof.

Here’s the recipe I used for the filling. (I would recommend serving with vanilla ice-cream and a cup of milk, but you could always use frozen yogurt if you wanted to have less calories.)

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh blackberries
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
Cinnamon (to taste, 1/2 Tablespoon)
1/8 teaspoon salt
a few drops of lemon juice 

Recipe:

1. Place blackberries in bowl.

2. Pour in sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.

3. Combine by mixing with spoon.

4. Place in pie crust.

5. Dot with lemon juice.

6. Complete crust and bake the pie!

7. Enjoy!

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa