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Welcoming back some old favorites

I will be the first person to admit that I have a terrible sweet tooth.  Cupcakes, buttercream icing, cookies, blue bell, all call my name on a daily basis.  A terrible sweet tooth and a love for baking is really an unfortunate combination.  But, reality has sunk in folks. I have let myself binge on sweets for much too long; I’ve been enjoying a prolonged holiday season if you will. I think it has something to do with being engaged.

Is it wrong that I have contacted more bakers than I have caterers, florists, and photographers combined? Don’t answer that.
In an effort to get myself slightly under control, I have introduced one of my old favorites back into my life.  Enter green monster.
Looks gross. Tastes great. Keeps me full.  From March through November of last year, I made at least 5 of these a week. I always had them for lunch.  But, once I started travelling in December, green monster making completely stopped.  And I have really noticed a difference.  
My recipe is pretty standard and I rarely deviate from it.  Here you go…
Green Monster

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1/2 frozen banana (must be frozen!)
2 ice cubes
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
2 large handfuls (maybe 3) spinach
1 scoop protein powder (I use Sun warrior chocolate)
1/2 pack Stevia
Throw it all in a blender and blend, blend, blend until it is extremely smooth.  I promise you it is good.  And you can add almond butter or peanut butter to incorporate a little healthy fat if you would like.
Another slightly less old, not food related favorite that has re-entered my life is…..
Wilson!!
He is back with a vengeance.  His adoption didn’t quite work out in his favorite; no fault of his own however.  He was just a little too much dog for the 4 year old girly-girl who shared his new home.  In Wilson’s mind, if you are running, and bouncing, and laughing, you are playing and very much resemble a rabbit.  He of course wanted to play, rather rambunctiously, and that just didn’t work for this family. I am pretty happy to have him back though. I really missed that sweet face.
Lots of people were glad to see Wilson back including Wes, my parents, Lizzie, Lindsay, and the neighbors. If things keep up, Wilson may have already found his forever home.  But, for the time being, he is still listed as available on the Paws in the City webpage and would be willing to meet active, fun, happy-go-lucky families. 
January 27, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Tracy's Buy Right Daily - Interesting green monster shake.I should try this at home.

January 28, 2012 - 12:02 am

Linds - It is really good. Definitely give it a try!

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