Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Purple Passion Shake

I hate the thought of posting another recipe without a photo, but as soon as I get a camera cord I will. Recently, this smoothie has been a staple for me since it is quick to prepare and doesn't involve chewing (less effort on my digestive system). I got the original recipe online years ago but can't find it anywhere now, otherwise I'd reference it; my version is modified anyway.

* You may want to add a few ice cubes if not using any frozen fruit.
* If you have allergies, be sure to find a protein powder that suites your needs.
*I find a great way to use up the banana without freezing it is eating half before a workout (energy boost), then using the remaining half for my post-exercise breakfast.

Purple Passion Shake:
1/2 cup soy milk
1/4 cup mixed berry juice
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 banana fresh or frozen
1 scoop whey powder
1 tsp flax oil

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

12 oz. Serves 1. Approximately 280 calories.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I Celebrated With Bubble Tea

When I brought Emily my idea for a new project, she didn't tell me I was crazy. A couple weeks in I wished she had: what was I thinking attempting to recreate such a masterful rendition? Three months later, I'm driving home proud with a huge accomplishment under my belt. The funny thing is no one else knows about it. Week after week it was just the two of us in a tiny, sweaty room, half of them I with my head against the wall (literally and figuratively). I've studied under other instructors, and that was as far I've ever gotten - frustration - but today is different. Today I can sing anything I want because I can sing just one song. Today I'm not bound to flip at A or A#. Today I can restrain my vibrato long enough to tell you a story. I only wish I had a stage and backup.

So that's my next musical endeavor: learning Eva Cassidy's "Wayfaring Stranger" on piano.