Simple Smoothies and Grey Walls

>> Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I try my best to keep things simple. But I make all sorts of delicious foods -- all the time, in fact -- that I often don't deem blog-worthy. Especially lately, as it seems my tastes are changing again due to my pregnancy. Anything ANYTHING will give me heartburn. And I've again developed some food aversions. Most notably: I can't eat collard greens without having an immediate reaction (to put it lightly).

Simple. Easy. Boring? This smoothie, for example. It's so basic, I almost considered skipping it for posting purposes. But what makes this smoothie great is the texture.


BASIC STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

What you'll need . . .
  • 1 frozen banana (essential that it's frozen)
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Method . . .
  1. Toss everything in a blender and blend.
  2. Add more or less milk depending on your texture preference.
  3. To jazz it up, add cinnamon. Or vanilla extract. But I don't think you need to.
I'm also favoring simple foods these days purely because I don't feel like I have much time to cook. We've been constantly on the go visiting friends, fixing up the house, etc. I'm also noticing my energy levels are changing. Our summer work hours have changed back from an 8-to-4 to a 9-to-5, and I'm having the most difficult time adjusting this year. Usually it's no biggie -- but now I can't wake up early knowing I have an extra hour to sleep in. And when I get home . . . I don't feel like exercising or blogging because I feel like it's too late.

Sigh. I can't complain too much, though. We're still getting a ton done. Stephen painted most of our first floor last week. He has some detail and touch-up work to finish, but we're loving the new, bolder color.


We also bought this new rug at Overstock.com as a start to our new color scheme. See the difference? If you've been on our house tour, you know we used to be all beach-y, Young-House-Love-Style.


But that's so not who we really are. I think we went that direction at first because we just didn't know what to do and it was a popular look. Thing is, we're way more dramatic than that. So, the dark grey walls add some much-needed drama. We plan to keep it colorful and slightly bohemian-influenced.

But we have a lllooonnnggg way to go.


That's all for now. I'm going to TRY to sneak in a run this morning. We'll see if that happens! In the meantime, what's your favorite, most basic recipe? Just leave a comment or email us at neverhomemaker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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