I made the best smoothie for a snack today!
I had some spinach in the fridge that I need to make sure we use before this weekend. Extra spinach = green smoothie!
The mix today was:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
The secret ingredient?
I bought this Ah!Laska a month or so ago for us to try. We both love having Hershey’s Syrup in the house, but I wanted something that was a bit healthier.
This chocolate syrup is awesome! It’s thick, just like Hershey’s Syrup, but has a great list of ingredients.
While it’s not the healthiest food, I’d much rather have something that’s just organic sugar, water, cocoa, xanthan gum, vanilla, and citric acid. Definitely okay as a “sometimes food”, as Cookie Monster would say ;)
As soon as work was over, I baked Nick’s birthday cake! I think it turned out awesome, and I’m excited to try it. I also made the chocolate frosting and got it ready tonight, PLUS I put together something for a fun, special birthday breakfast tomorrow morning :) I’ve been busy! And I’ve basically been in the kitchen since 5 pm, except for our time at the chiropractor.
But sometimes, I don’t mind this much time in the kitchen. It’s all for fun things, and I’m always excited to be in there cooking when I’m trying out new recipes and making up new ones of my own.
There will definitely be some new recipes coming soon!
Dinner tonight was a variation of one of my favorite couscous dishes.
The couscous was a mix of Israeli Couscous, cannelini beans, oregano, salt, and some rainbow chard that I sauteed with some garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper.
And I got some awesome tomatoes (some of those local hydroponics again!) and made a basil, tomato, salt/pepper, olive oil, and balsamic salad.
Perfect summer meal :)
I’ve got to finish getting stuff ready for the birthday breakfast tomorrow! I’m excited to make it for Nick AND to try it myself.