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Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
My boys seem to be catching on to the healthy choices. Tonight they were begging for a smoothie. I used the new Magic Bullet Single Shot that Christian gave me for Christmas. It's awesome! Christian wanted a Strawberry Cheese Cake and Alexander wanted Blueberry Cheese Cake Smoothie. Both were delicious... so delicious that I had to make a blueberry one for myself. :)
I was at the Bulk Barn last week and decided to try out one of their rice blends. It is Aztec Blend #1656. It includes colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas, and amaranth. I had no idea what some of those ingredients were but figured anything's worth a try, right? When I got home I looked up colusari rice & amaranth. Colusari rice is a burgundy-colored chewy rice that has a light nutty-popcorn-like flavor and amaranth is actually an herb.
It was very simple to prepare & actually pretty good. The peas were a little crunchy which added nice texture. I was surprised that both kids really liked it.
We love zucchini and yellow squash however we've ever only cooked them. We've cooked them in butter, cooked them with canned tomatoes, and grilled them, but raw? I was unsure about making a salad with them raw, but was willing to
give it a try. So, I cut half a bell pepper, half a zucchini, half a yellow
squash into matchstick pieces, 1/2 tablespoon of chopped mint and chopped half
a teaspoon of cilantro. If you like cilantro you could probably add more.
The dressing recipe that I had called for rice vinegar, but
I didn't check before I went grocery shopping - I had none! A quick google
search and I learned to use white wine vinegar as a substitute. Also, I needed
chili garlic paste. I only had straight up chili paste so I added some minced
garlic to the dressing instead. Mixed it all together and stuck it in the fridge until
The bright colors made the salad very appealing to the eye and it taste so nice and fresh. The little hint of mint here and there was yumm…