As I was driving home from work today, my tummy was grumbling at me. I was trying to decide what exactly I wanted for a mid-afternoon snack when I got home. I realized I hadn’t gotten in a lot of fruit so far today, so that was a must, and a little protein wouldn’t hurt to help fill me up a bit either. I decided on a banana smoothie. Banana smoothies are one of my favorite summer snacks. They’re simple, refreshing, nutritious, and yummy! So when I got home, I got out my handy-dandy Magic Bullet. If you’ve never seen or used one of these bad boys, I suggest trying it out! It’s like a mini blender and is very convenient for making sauces, dressings, and of course, SMOOTHIES! I got it for a Christmas present from my parents while I was in college (because they know my love for smoothies), and I’ve used it a ton ever since.
I took out a frozen banana from my stash in the freezer, measured out a 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, dumped it into a Magic Bullet cup, added some ice cubes, blended it together, and viola! Simple as that! There I had myself a delicious banana smoothie. I would definitely consider this a “snack size” smoothie as it was pretty small…perfect for what I wanted at the time though. I’ve made it into more of a “meal size” smoothie by adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder and some more soy milk, and that tastes wonderful too!
Banana “Snack Size” Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
A few ice cubes
Sweetener of choice (optional)
Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Ahh, my tummy felt better and my taste buds were satisfied, I was home from work, and it’s Friday! I was a happy camper. But then the day got even better! I went out to get the mail, and there was a small package from my mom. I opened it, and it was a wallet purse from Vera Bradley with a sweet card from her! I probably had the biggest smile on my face. It was such a nice little surprise. The card made me miss her even more and I wanted to give her a big hug, but I suppose I’ll have to wait. Isn’ t it cute? (If you’ve never heard of Vera Bradley, go to www.verabradley.com. They have some great stuff!)
Even the card is cute!
Thank you, Momma! You did good! I LOVE YOU!
And tonight I get to look forward to a laid back evening with my hubby, a yummy grilled chicken dinner, some froyo, and a movie rental! Not a bad Friday if you ask me! 😉
- What’s your favorite Friday night activity?
- Are you more of a homebody or do you like to go out? (or both like me…depends on the day! :))
- Do you have a favorite afternoon snack?