Saturday, December 22, 2012


It's almost Christmas, the apocalypse didnt occur, and I still havent found my holiday cheer. I've looked everywhere for it. I even searched the twinkle in my kids' eyes and nothing! Bah humbug! Ok, it really isnt that bad. I just miss the holidays with my immediate and extended family. We'd all be together eating yummy foods my mom spent all night cooking. Somehow we'd end up at my grandmother's house laughing and laughing until nightfall. If my sister is in town we'd catch a movie at the theater :) the good ol' days. This year, though we are still in Germany, we are blessed to be able to spend it together. This is our 3rd Christmas here! Wow, does time fly.

So, this morning while making the family a delicious breakfast of homemade pancakes, hash browns, eggs and sausage...whew... I whipped up an egg white omelete and a smoothie. Yep, I know you're jealous! I wanted to show you how amazing my fake bullet blender is. I posted on facebook awhile back about how to turn an ordinary mason jar and your blender into your own magic bullet. You simply find a glass mason jar, unscrew the base of your blender where the blade is and screw it onto the  jar. Of course fill it with your yumminess before screwing the blade on the top then flip it onto the blender. Viola! My mason jars are actually Classico pasta sauce jars from the grocery store. Be sure to find ones that fit your blender. The only ones that worked for me are the ones with the tin lids. These are actual mason jars that say mason on them under the label. Here are the pics of the progress and the recipe for my newest combination.

Fruity Tooty Nice and Smoothy Recipe

1 banana
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup frozen fruit
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
handful of fresh spinach*
1/2 c V8 juice*

*not in the smoothie pictured, but normally added to my smoothies

Sometimes I have to take the jar off and give it a good shake and then finish blending. Also, remember to add the liquid ingredients last so they end up at the bottom of the jar after you've flipped it.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be safe and kiss your loved ones a couple of extra times...why? Because they arent zombies... YET!


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