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Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry banana yogurt smoothie

My inspiration for this month was breakfast. I am not normally a breakfast person. Mornings are not my thing. I’m the kind of person that groggily rolls out of bed and stumbles to the bathroom, cursing the entire time. I’m barely human for several hours after waking, no matter how well I slept. So breakfast inspiration? Haha. Coffee. That’s my breakfast. The kids are lucky if they get cereal!

Strawberry banana yogurt smoothie

I’ve been making smoothies a lot lately, though. Green smoothies. protein smoothies, fruit smoothies. This smoothie strongly reminds me of the ever-popular Yop in my childhood. I saw it again in the grocery store recently, and I was aghast at all the sugar and garbage in it. And the price? I wanted to faint. I knew the kids would love it, but really, how hard could it be to make it myself at home? The answer: not hard at all. A blender and some fruit is all I needed. If this isn’t sweet enough you could add a little honey, but my kids love it just the way it is. And both my brain and my wallet feel good about giving it to them.

Strawberry banana yogurt smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 banana
1 cup milk
1 cup greek yogurt

Combine fruit, milk and yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth and serve. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for a couple days.

For other ideas on how to make your life more delicious, visit the Life Made Delicious page for inspiration!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation. The opinions in this blog are my own.

Bourbon Peach Cocktail #LMDConnector

Bourbon Peach

It’s the last weekend in August, and summer is drawing rapidly to a close. Evenings are cooler, the harvesting of gardens and orchards is in full swing. It’s a time for getting your kids ready to go back to school, last-hurrah camping trips and barbecues, one last weekend of fun before reality of fall routines sets back in. For me, the end of summer is bittersweet – as much as I love the warm summer weather, the freedom, the lazy days, I also crave the return of routine, of “normal”.

There is still plenty of delicious fresh produce to be had, though, and one of my favourites, one that I’ve been waiting all summer for, is the peach. We buy peaches by the case in late August and early September. Huge, juicy, delicious peaches straight from the Okanagan. We eat them fresh, with cream and a sprinkle of vanilla sugar, or baked into pies and muffins and crisps, or preserved into vibrant, flavour-intense jams. The peach has inspired my recipe this month, and I’ve decided to take a different direction and share a cocktail. I received some lovely crystal martini glasses from the Life Made Delicious team as part of my participation in the Life Made Delicious program, and it seemed perfect to show them off with a fresh, summery cocktail made with an essential summer flavour: the peach.

Bourbon Peach

Bourbon Peach

1 peach, pitted & peeled, fresh or frozen {Tip: blanch in boiling water to slip the skin off more easily!}
1 oz bourbon
1 oz amaretto
1 oz orange juice
1 oz cream
Ice cubes

Blend with ice and serve.

For other ideas on how to make your life more delicious, visit the Life Made Delicious page for inspiration!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation. The opinions in this blog are my own.

Orange Yogurt Drink

Orange Yogurt Drink

My kids love yogurt. And even more than yogurt, my kids love those little single-serve bottles of drinkable yogurt. You know what I mean – Yop, DanActive, Danimals… little bottles of sweet, yogurty goodness laden with all kinds of artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, and not to mention ridiculously overpriced, and all the package waste. And I’m not even that confident that there’s all that much in the way of probiotic benefit in most of the mass-produced commercial ones. I’m sure you can see where this post is going! In the interest of frugality (or cheapness, as my husband loves to call it) and avoiding all those stabilizers, preservatives and other additives, I decided that I would try making my own. How hard could it possibly be? The answer: this is so ridiculously easy, you might kick yourself for not trying it sooner.

Orange Yogurt Drink

This yogurt drink is really versatile. Add whatever fruit you like – we had lots of oranges, so that was Eliza’s choice. If you find it’s not sweet enough, add a drizzle of honey. This was 100% kid approved, both my five year old and two year old drank big cups of it and immediately asked for more. I think this will successfully keep my kids from begging for yogurt drinks when we’re at the grocery store!

And a suggestion for those of you who are non-dairy – I have read that you can pretty much do the same thing with non-dairy products like kefir and your milk substitute of choice. I haven’t tried this myself as we aren’t a dairy-free household, but if you are, you may want to give this a go with non-dairy alternatives!

Orange Yogurt Drink

Orange Yogurt Drink

Two oranges, one orange zested, both peeled & cut into pieces
1 cup milk
1 cup greek yogurt

Combine orange zest & pieces, milk and yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth and serve. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for a couple days, just shake it up again before serving.

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