Strawberry. Banana. Chocolate. Almond.
New Kids On The Block:
On the right, DAHlicious Lassi. A probiotic blend of Indian-style yogurt and real fruit. Honestly, I did not have high expectations. The other drinkable yogurts I’ve dried (ahem, Dannon) were a waste of my taste bun lifespan. And I’m not a big fan of banana flavored things.
But after one swig from the bottle, I was VERY impressed. The banana was light and fresh – not too sweet. And – d’oh – upon reading the label I saw that it was REAL banana. Must be why! Taste aside, this guy is made from grass-fed cow milk (two thumbs up!) and features 15 billion probiotic cultures!? Ingredients: low-fat milk, banana, water, inulin. No added sugar. Awesome! (I want this elephant shirt!)
New Kid #2: Vega’s new Shake & Go Smoothie. Apparently you can just…shake with water and go. But I had to put it in my blender for all the more fun. This mix is very similar to the Whole Food Health Optimizer that I love in smoothies – made from plant-based protein (pea, hemp, rice), omega-3s, ~100 kcals and ~11 grams of protein per scoop, all clean + green.
Flava = Vanilla Almond. The taste was delicious!! I love the vega products not because I think they are necessary for good health, but because they taste amazing. No grassiness and lots of aroma. The Vanilla Chai rocks, and this Vanilla Almond was just as good! It had all the almond flavor of a slice of wedding cake. And the great nutrition packed in there is just a side bonus.
Last but not least, I made a little chocolate sauce with my Maranatha Chocolate Almond Butter!! With a splash of milk and heated and stirred 3 times.
Drizzled with my favorite Hemp Plus granola! This was my ideal SIAB!
Rising Moon Chai + Oolong tea –
I’m probably the only person in the world who takes longer to make a smoothie than I do my oatmeal bowls. But with the Vita-mix, the clean-up is a SPLASH!
Guess what? KERF is featured in a new downloadable ebook put out by Nick at Macheesemo as one of 55 food bloggers!
The 200 page book is a compilation of stories, recipes and tips from 55 food bloggers from around the Internet. Each of us has a chapter and a story included. Sneak peak: mine’s about oatmeal 🙂 The book is priced at $19, but this week as an opening discount, it’s only $14 (until June 1st).
Here’s where you can learn more and purchase the ebook: 55 Knives
And here’s Nick’s FAQ about the project.
Getting really excited about our romantic getaway to Asheville this weekend!!! Normally we explore cities with high intensity, but we’ve been talking about just sleeping in and reading our books on the porch of the B&B all day. I think this trip would be better used for relaxation than tourism!
Off to work!