Thursday, March 20, 2014

Green Tea Banana Split Smoothie

A really good blogger, I think, would not spend her time pondering why
the lemon, on the left, is bigger than the orange, on the right.
She would probably type in the recipe for the wonderful orange freezer jam
instead of just leaving it on the kitchen counter and hoping it would type itself in.
She would instruct you on how to make your own bragging food labels from leftover scrapbooking stickers that, alas, never made it into the scrapbooks.
Likewise, she'd instruct on making orange sugar with the leftover orange rind.
She would probably regale you with stories of the open road

and inspire you with decorating tips like this antler chandelier
spotted at an Elko, Nevada hotel.
But alas, if you've spent any time at all on this blog, you will realize I am not a really good blogger.  I often go weeks between posts.  My pictures are uninspired.  The careful viewer will notice paper towels in the background or eyeglasses or a pile of mail that has been stealthily pushed to the side, only not far enough.
Aaaah, well.
What can I offer you?  How about this:  Green Tea Banana Split Smoothie.
A yummy snack, made with green tea, which is supposed to be good for you.  (A really good blogger would provide links here.)

Recipe from this book:  Green Tea:  50 Hot Drinks, Cool Quenchers, and Sweet and Savory Treats, by Mary Lou Heiss.
And shared with joy, from one imperfect blogger to . . . well, you.

GREEN TEA BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE

1/2 c. chilled green tea
1 c. low-fat vanilla yogurt (I used plain yogurt, added about 1/2 t. vanilla and about 1 t. maple syrup)
1 small ripe banana
1/4 c. chocolate syrup
4 ice cubes

Put everything but the ice cubes in the blender and mix.  Then add the ice cubes and whirl away.  This serves 2, by the way, so cut in half if it's just for you.
 
 
 

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4 Comments:

Blogger Farm Girl said...

Haha well blogging is for you to enjoy. Don't you think? I think the smoothie looks grand. I have been on a smoothie kick for a couple of weeks anyway.
I don't know if I thought about green tea. Though I have thought all of the weeds I have growing around here might go good in a green smoothie. Maybe if I was doing that I would get my flowerbeds cleaned. :)
Have a lovely weekend. I hope it is pretty where you are, it is just beautiful here.

March 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hmm, weeds in a smoothie -- never thought about that one before, Farm Girl! You never know, might just be tasty :)

March 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Ha ha! Well at least you CAN blog about your cooking. I just managed to blow up my 6 month new whizz bang food processor so I'm completely out of that league. Maybe I should read your book.

June 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Sorry to hear about your food processor, Carol. And I'll bet the warranty ran out at 5 months and 29 days :)

June 20, 2014 at 10:02 PM  

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