Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Give your blender some lovin'

Today, we are going to make a PROTEIN BERRIES 'N CREAM SMOOTHIE!! Yum yum yummalumma

Cuz it is superduper hot outside and I bike everywhere. This isn't a very legitimate recipe...

...But who needs complexity???

I like smoothies! And I like pictures(aren't they cool??). So here we go.

Oh gosh I love my blender. He's just a rinky-dink ol' guy but he makes so many delicious foods for me. Dear blender, I love you.

Mmmmm. I remember now... this was good.

You know you've got some high qual stuff when the spoon stays put like that.

Oh yes.

So. There's not really a recipe for this...thus I am going to create an ingredient list made completely out of guesswork. Who knows if it's right? Not me. Oh well!


how about-

1 cup of ice
1 cup of whole milk (GO HARD OR GO HOME) (or use whatever you have)
1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I like whey)
1 banana (chopped, frozen) (frozen bananas make fer the BEST smoothie texture!)
some (1/2 cup?) strawberries (chopped, frozen)
some (1/2 cup?!) blueberries (ditto)
a lil (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract
dash o' salt

You could totally use whatever fruit you want.

Worth it.

I'm a fan of protein. But if you're a frugalista (what a dumb word) like me, then you're probably thinking "Katelyn, how oh how can I afford protein powder??" Unless you are a guy. (I think it costs like $15 for one of those mongo-big containers that will last you until new Jerusalem.) There are two ways to achieve this-

1. Make the sacrifice that week and commit to spending $10 on the rest of your groceries.
2. Bum the protein off of someone who doesn't use it(like my family)!

Since I'm a college student, I'm constantly making use of(stealing) the items in my family's pantry(Sriracha sauce?? That's a big fat yes!). I mean, they don't like curry anyway. And when on earth would they use that bag of dried chick peas? I'm only maximizing the efficiency of everyone's lives here. It's a good practice to implement in your life.




  1. Yummmm! (We have like 2 bottles of sriracha! lol) I need me some protein powder for things like this!

  2. I love the part about pilfering your parents stuff. This is GOOD advice!