Friday, April 5, 2013

Tasty Treat

One of my favorite snacks growing up was Dairy Queens Ice Cream.  It's still one of my favorites today.  But since I'm working out more, I've decided to do healthier snacks like smoothies.  My first remembrance of tasting one was in high school on one of my visits to the mall with my best friend Renay.  We use to go to Orange Julius as soon as we got there for one.

After working out yesterday, I made one and I believe it was the tastiest one yet.

 So glad I made enough for later.  It was delicious then too.

This smoothie was so helpful giving me what I needed to replenish myself after a good work out.

sliced peaches
almond milk (for sweetness instead of using sugar)  

Mix everything in blender and enjoy

Much love,

What do you use to replenish yourself after a great workout?  Leave comments below.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pinto Bean Soup

Hello Everyone!  Granny here!!

I know it's been a while since hearing from me.  Granny has been a very busy bee lately.  I really appreciate you waiting for me. 

This week, I do believe a Granny outdid herself.  I made a pot of Pinto Bean Soup that was out of this world.  While creating this dish, I thought about the song my sister use to sing every time Mama would make a pot of beans, "Beans, beans are good for your heart.  Beans, beans will make you fart."

Most of my recipes consist of beans so I'm assuming that is the reason for me not experiencing the above dilemma.  Those beans sure help a Granny keep a flat belly. 

1 lb pinto beans
chopped onions
1 clove fresh garlic (crushed)
diced tomatoes
ground cumin
chili powder
diced red, yellow, and green peppers
2 pkg. Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles (may use real meat if you so choose)
1/2 pkg 100%  whole grain elbow macaroni noodles

Prepare beans according to package.  Add onions, garlic, and other dry seasoning half way through beans cooking time.  45min - 60 min before beans are done, add remaining ingredients.  When soup is complete, allow to sit (in pot) for approx 20 min before eating to allow the ingredients to marinade together.

Very simple recipe for a very busy lifestyle.  You may use other ingredients to suit your taste if you so choose.  I prefer the Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles over ground beef because it reduces the salt intake.  It is flavored enough for me where I don't have to add salt.

Top the soup with shredded cheese and sour cream and go to town eating -- ENJOY

Much love,

Any other ideas of what to add to the soup are welcome.  Share comments (or bean stories) below if you enjoyed the soup.

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