Sunday, December 6, 2009

Go Get 'Em Smoothie

"I hate the word housewife; I don't like the word home-maker either. I want to be called Domestic GODDESS" -Roseann

This week over at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are celebrating Goddess Goodies, the foods that make us feel good. Being on bedrest all week, with an uncooperative back, has got me way behind on all sorts of things, namely Christmas decorations, shopping, housework, and baking to name a few. This domestic goddess wants desperately to get out of the house and start making preparations for Christmas.

Thumbing through my copy of Nigella Express I found this Go Get 'Em Smoothie and laughed to myself. This smoothie is the perfect balance for all goddesses. A little bit of chocolate, a little bit of fruit, and a little jolt from the expresso powder and you are ready to start your day and face those crazy and hectic holiday preparations! If I could just "go get 'em" I would be all set!!

GO GET 'EM SMOOTHIE - Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson
Nigella Says: "This is truly a weekday special: a breakfast that combines food and drink for people who don't feel they've even got time to sit down in the morning. If the person-in-a-hurry is miniature in stature, and not progressed to caffeine intake, then replace the espresso powder with a tablespoonful of peanut butter. Extra protein and ultradelicious. I keep overripe bananas, peeled and cut into quarters, in bags in the freezer which help give ice-creamy bulk to the smoothie and dispense with the need for ice.

1 peeled frozen banana, quartered
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
4 teaspoons chocolate malted drink powder (I used Nesquick)
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder

Put all ingredients into a blender and whiz to mix. Pour into a tall glass and drink before dashing out the door. Serves 1.

Notes/Results: Tastes a lot like a thick chocolate milk with a hint of banana. My banana was a little under ripe. I would be sure to use a ripe banana for this recipe. I also found that one tablespoon of honey could be a little on the sweet side, so you can adjust to taste. I really wanted to add the peanut butter, but I wanted my little guy to be able to taste it, so I left it out! I bet the peanut butter would be a great addition. All in all, it was a delicious way to start the day. A real goddess goodie!

Don't forget to head over to I Heart Cooking Clubs to check out everyone all the other goddess goodies. There are some great posts this week!!

22 comments:

  1. Yum, it sounds wonderful. I have never added PB to a smoothie before, but now I will have to try that- what a great idea! :)

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  2. Great goddess shake for the bedridden goddess herself!
    I love that glass too, so pretty!

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  3. Just the thing to get that inner goddess moving! Sounds great :D And wowza...is Nigella on fire in that photo or what!?

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  4. My inner goddess would love this--especially with the peanut butter. Hope this gets your inner goddess revved up and ready to go once your back is better! ;-)

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  5. Will this smoothie make me look like that too? Sign me up!

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  6. Hope this smoothie gets you feeling better daaaaaahling! *kisses* HH

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  7. I need to make smoothies more often, especially because I have my Magic Bullet now! I love adding Pb2 powder (powdered lower fat peanut butter) to ice cream and smoothies. It works like a charm!

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  8. this looks like the perfect drink for goddesses everywhere! i love the combination. i hope you get feeling better soon!

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  9. Wish I had a banana to throw in the freezer tonight for breakfast tomorrow! This domestic goddess had better hit the store tomorrow!

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  10. Ugh! I hope your back starts behaving soon - that's no way to spend the holidays.

    I would love one of those smoothies right now!

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  11. I used to do a smoothie drink every morning when I was teaching. I've never been a breakfast person besides coffe and the smoothie really helped me keep up my energy until lunch.

    Love the banana and chocolate with the espresso kick!

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  12. I could so use a milk-shake smoothie right now. I injured myself as well and am craving comfort food. Like crazy.

    This with peanut butter....definitely speaks to my inner goddess.

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  13. Smoothies are the best - and I always have those ingredients on hand. Delicious domestic goddess, just delicious.

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  14. I just LOVE smoothies! And bananas give them a deicious creamy texture!

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  16. Mmmm that actually sounds really delicious right about now!

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  17. I would love a shake with PB in it. I do hope your back is better soon. I can't imagine how you keep up with your little one with a bad back!

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  18. Oh good choice, Kim, really good one. This is a dessert smoothie for us most of the time. A low fat healthy treat for the evenings when Breyers is just to much!

    I hope you are feeling better as each day goes by.

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  19. I never thought of adding a some chocolate milk mix to a smoothie, but that would anything taste better. It looks like a great way to start the day.

    Hope your back is feeling better!

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  20. This sounds great. Saw it over at Ms. enPlace and had to come check it out. I think this is something the hubby and I would both love.

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