My kids attended a friends birthday party at an indoor play center. Of course, I can’t just sit back and let the kids have all the fun. I want in on the bounce house action. I’m all about bouncing, sliding, climbing and getting silly. It does say adult supervision is required on those things after all.
Needless to say, when the party was over. I was tired. My mind may be four but my body is not. I needed a picker upper. So I went for a walk with Cooper when we got home. The crisp, fresh air was good. I was hungry by then, but not starving. I mixed up a Purple Power Smoothie to tide me over till dinner.
I have no problem downing the daily serving recommendations of veggies. I live on veggies! My kids, particularly my daughter, are a different story. She can spot a veggie on her “do not eat” list a mile a way. I always add veggies to my smoothies, even if I intend on drinking it all by myself. Why? Because I know that 99% of the time, my kids will want some as soon as they see me drinking it.
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend till combined.
Don’t worry about tasting the peas or avocado in the smoothie. There is no taste of it at all. Trust me, if there was, my daughter would not even take a sip. But she loved it and even came up with the name for it.
This smoothie is not only bursting with fruit and veggie power but also protein power. One serving has over 26 grams of it. Now that’s a lot of power!
That’s almost equivalent of 20 four year old kids running around an indoor play center.
The problem is that we never have enough ripe bananas in our house to make a loaf or muffins. I buy at least 15-20 bananas for the week and we still run out by Friday.
What can I say, we love our bananas!
Have you heard of the Chiquita Banana Cooking Lab Contest? Just create a unique recipe that includes this week’s 3 ingredients (every week is different), until Nov. 24th. The Grand Prize winner who will WIN $4,000 and have their recipe featured in Chiquita’s banana recipe collection.
This week the 3 ingredients were Chiquita bananas, chocolate chips and cream cheese. It’s no surprise then that the first idea that popped into my mind was banana bread.
But, alas, we only had one ripe banana.
So the idea of a single serving Banana Bread Mug Cake came to mind. And to make it a little bit more decadent, why not add a cream cheese frosting?
I usually have a really poor track record with mug cakes. Exploding mug cakes are my specialty. But this one? I nailed it. So freaking good!
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