We want to say “Hi” to spring!
Now there are a lot of ways to do that–go for a long walk or a jog on a warm afternoon, take a picnic lunch to the park, plant some flowers in the yard or some seeds in the garden, or maybe just grab a book and lay out on the deck. Ahh, feel that sunshine!
But here at Reading and Recipes we want to say “Hi” with a simple but delicious treat that will pair up with any springtime activities. This Banana Caramel Smoothie has a spring-like brightness and fruitiness with just a touch of sweetness in the caramel. It’s for the most part healthy (that’s good, as we want to get trim and fit for all those outdoor pursuits) with a little indulgence as reward for making it through the long prior season. I’m not even going to mention his name.
(You’re in the doghouse, Mr. Season Before Spring! Hey, how do you know I’m a man? Because you’re a lazy pain in the butt who hangs around for too long, that’s how! Oh, yeah? Well maybe I’ll come back and lie around on the couch for a few more weeks. Fat chance–changed the locks! See you next year, chump!)
Sorry about that tirade. It’s been a long season before spring. Got to go make me a Banana Caramel Smoothie to get in a better mood.
Banana Caramel Smoothie
1 banana, sliced into small pieces
1 cup milk (dairy, soy, almond, or coconut milk will all work)
1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons caramel sauce plus more for garnish
Handful of ice cubes, optional
Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until the mixture is thick and smooth. If the mixture is too thin, add a couple of ice cubes and blend until the smoothie reaches your desired thickness.
Pour the smoothie into a tall glass and garnish with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Eat immediately.
Makes 1 smoothie.
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Angels Unawares, Serial #15, audio © Jeffrey Anderson
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