Mid-October, our RV trip brought us to Massachusetts, where we visited one of my besties from college and took a quick trip across the water to Martha’s Vineyard.Continue reading “A Boo-tiful Reunion in Massachusetts”
Slipping on a banana peel might be an old time giggle-inspiring occurrence but monkey business aside, bananas are no laughing matter when it comes to your health. From replenishing your energy after a run to reconditioning your hair to delighting your taste buds, these faux berries have mighty powers.Continue reading “Go Bananas! Run For It!”
Homemade Banana “Ice cream”
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or BP2 – a dried peanut butter)
- 1 teaspoon of cocoa
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- a touch of almond milk
Mix them up and freeze them. Enjoy!
Courtesy of Darren Brown, RunKNOX
Tropical Harvest Smoothie
- 1/2 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup tropical frozen fruit (a tropical blend that contains a good mix of frozen pineapple, mango and strawberries)
- 1/2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. shredded coconut (healthier to use unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- *Add crushed ice if you prefer it “frostier”
- *Add extra juice or milk if it’s too thick
Serves 1. It makes a great breakfast or filling snack!
Courtesy of Amy Lambert (coffeescarvesandrunningshoes.com)
From golden to ruby red to purple and blue, berries are nothing short of edible art! But their true beauty lies within: these little gems are packed with antioxidants and vitamins, that are good for you, head to toe.Continue reading “Small But Potent – Berries”
Jana’s Berry Simple Syrup
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of mixed berries
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Add the berries and cook them just enough for the juice to mix in. Remove from the heat. Add to pancakes or waffles.
Jana’s Blackberry Basil Jam
4 cups blackberries (you can do smaller batches but not bigger)
4 cups sugar
handful of fresh basil leaves
1 lemon (juice)
Take the basil and sugar and mix them in a food processor until the basil is all ground up with the sugar. In a large sauce pan, put equal parts of blackberries and basil-sugar mix. Add the juice of a lemon and cook the ingredients together until the mix sheets off a cold spoon. Simmer for 20 minutes. Store in jars.
NOTE: You can make smaller batches but not larger.
Courtesy of Jana Graziano, Clear Springs Farm, TN