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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mid-Day Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I tell you what, I am all out of sorts.  Both kids are with the grandparents for most of the week, I'm off work today, the husband is home, the house is quiet.  I really just don't know what to do with myself, other than show you this smoothie.

We had planned on being in Minneapolis this week, as the husband needed to be there for work, but that got postponed.  So, the grandparents decided to still take the kids so we can have some time to ourselves.  So far we've gone boating, visited LeClaire, Iowa and a fun Mexican restaurant, slept in, had dinner with two long-time friends last night in Iowa City and today we are taking the boat back out on the river.

He'll fish, I'll read.  We'll both soak in the sunshine and quiet.

Our kids have been with us since they were born, minus a day or two here and there.  I miss them like CRAZY, but I am also enjoying this "no schedule" life.  I actually slept in till 9 a.m. today.  9 AM!  Haven't done that in 3 years.

You know what else is funny?  We need to go to the store.  Badly.  But with no kids here with hungry mouths to feed, we've just been scraping by (and eating out...).  So yesterday, about 2 p.m. I realized I hadn't eaten hardly anything all day, so I whipped up this smoothie.

It was the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up I needed to hold me off till dinner later.  Try this, it is so refreshing and light.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
4 ice cubes
1 large scoop peanut butter
1/2 banana
1 c. plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 c. milk

Place ice in the blender and crush into pieces.  Place remaining ingredients into the blender and combine until smooth.

Drink it with a straw, if you have one.  I didn't and was torked.  I like drinking through straws...makes it more fun.  You'd think with two kids I'd have straws!

Alright - I'm out.  Need to pack up the cooler, my book, swimsuit, sunglasses and sunscreen.  It's a day on the water for us!

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  1. Jessica_AKitchenAddictionJune 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    I can almost taste this now! Can't go wrong with pb and banana smoothies! Enjoy your day on the water. . .jealous! :)

  2. I had almost the exact smoothie yesterday afternoon as a pick me up! I used a frozen banana, some soy milk, and a dollup of peanut butter! Such a yummy flavor combo!