I woke up this morning and wanted a smoothie. Not a smoothie my subconscious said, “Your lovely but few readers will run for the hills if you post another smoothie recipe”. But I wanted a smoothie, and the smoothie was good. That’s when I decided, perhaps my smoothie will be more interesting if I take pictures of it from somewhere new. Lets face it most of my smoothie pictures come from the side deck or the dining room table. My house is not designed to let a lot of sunlight in during the summer months (yay energy efficiency).
So I decided to take the pictures from my front porch. Shall I give you a brief introduction of the view from out there.
My view is of a working farm with a federally licensed zoo on the property. As I write this the wolves are howling and the coyotes are yipping away.
Audrey my escape artist was meowing at me pathetically from the window. She wants to be outside, but I have already had my heart broken by that road once and it wont ever happen again.
Also notice my upside down tomato planter? It’s doing quite well. Soon my spouse will be able to steal cherry tomatoes from it before I ever get the chance to see them.
Cooper was sitting next to my hydrangea bush but was distracted by the arrival of a FedEx truck. I think the hydrangea may actually bloom this year. It took some research but we believe that our hydrangea only flowers from previous year’s branches. And here we were cutting it back for our first two summers.
Had enough of my front yard? I don’t have much for a back yard, just trees, blackberry bushes, a swamp and lots of poison ivy.
Lets move on to the smoothie. Actually lets call it what it was, a milkshake. This smoothie was so rich, creamy and thick that it doesn’t qualify for the smoothie category.
And don’t smoothies require fruit other than banana?
He did promise that the drink was very creamy and boy was he right. Of course I added actual amond butter (from my trip to whole foods) to his Banana almond butter cup recipe, I’m a rebel like that.
Recipe: Almond butter milkshake
Summary: A rich and creamy smoothie inspired by Matthew Kenney’s Banana Almond Butter Cup
- 2 whole frozen bananas
- 2 tbsp raw almond butter
- 2 tbsp cocoa nibs
- 1 tsp chia seed
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)
- Place ingredients in high powered blender
- Blend until smooth
- Garnish with additional cocoa nibs
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Raw
Number of servings (yield): 2
Are you sick of my smoothies yet? At least the brick provides some variety.
And perhaps the fruit on the side instead of in the smoothie make this new and interesting enough to try. Just a fair warning, it is a very rich and creamy drink.