July 28, 2009

Spinach Smoothie

After hearing all the hype on the web, I tried my first spinach smoothie a few weeks ago and am now a convert. Just add spinach to any fruit smoothie for a serving of veggies and an energy boost, promise you can't taste it.

Green Monster Smoothie
Inspired by Angela at Oh She Glows/Green Monster Movement.

Makes 1 smoothie.

1 cup milk/soy milk/rice milk
1 cup (big handful) raw spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter/almond butter
1/2 cup of your favorite fresh or frozen fruit
Optional: 1 tbsp flax seed meal, protein powder, etc.

July 24, 2009

Four Photos

Only got 160 more days with Project 365 - time flies!

192: (Oregon Trail)

July 17, 2009

Gooey Butter Cake

Mmmm - don't ever make this unless you have lots of people to share it with. You will be tempted to eat to all yourself, it is just as good as you've heard.

Gooey Butter Cake
A St. Louis tradition, recipe from Paula Deen.

Makes 12 bars.

1 stick melted butter
1 egg
1 box yellow cake mix

2 eggs
8oz softened cream cheese
1 box powdered sugar(about 2 cups)
1.5 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 13x9 baking dish.

Combine crust ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the crust mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine filling ingredients and mix well. Poor filling over crust.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until crust is golden brown. Let cool completely then cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.