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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" goes to Tracey over at Girls To Grow. Her post is about finding the positive in our children, perhaps noticing how much dirt they track OUT rather than track IN...
This post touched me because this is the very thing I have been trying to improve in my life. In fact, just last week marked the beginning of an experiment to go for a week without complaining to my husband about ANYTHING. It was difficult at times, as I felt like I wasn't being as open as I was used to, but I think it made for a much more positive week, and I'm hoping it rubs off on the rest of the family. Thank you so much, Tracey, for your insight and inspiration. If you'd like, please feel free to grab the "I Was Featured" button from the left sidebar. For Tracey's entire post, click HERE.
MINE: My feature this week is one of my favorite smoothie recipes of all time. The 14-year-old girl came up with this particular recipe, but it can be altered in many ways. For instance, one of my best friends adds a cup of water and lots more ice to give this smoothie a lighter, more slushy feel. Or, if dark chocolate doesn't do it for you, you can substitute regular cocoa powder. Don't like bananas? Make a dark chocolate strawberry smoothie! The possibilities are endless. In the following video featuring the 13-year-old boy, a Vita-Mix is used, but a regular blender will work, too, just probably will take a bit longer and the smoothie won't be as smooth as if it were made in a Vita-Mix. If you don't have time to watch the video, but want the recipe, I have completely considered your needs and have posted the recipe right below the video. You can thank me later. Enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothies
(Makes about 4 servings)
Place the following ingredients in a blender and enjoy...
2 cups milk, soy milk or nut milk
2 cups ice
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons agave nectar, honey or sugar
1/3 cup dark or regular cocoa powder
1 frozen banana
OURS: Okay, let's see what all of you amazing homemakers have for us today! If this is your first time here, don't be afraid to go through your archives and dig out a tip or recipe to link up here. thanks for joining us here today and I hope you have a GREAT Homemaker Monday!Here's Mcklinky!
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