Friday, August 21, 2015

A Big Announcement and Banana Cream Pie Smoothie Recipe

It's been three months since my last post.  Oops!  I didn't mean to be gone so long, but life gets in the way sometimes.  Between work, chasing a toddler with a teenage attitude, rescuing animals, and trying to enjoy my few moments of free time each week by reading, doing yoga, and learning Spanish, I've just been plain busy.  I'm going to do my best to post more often, but I can't make any promises because I'm adding one more big responsibility to my life...

I'm going to yoga teacher training!  That's right, yours truly is enrolled for the winter session at the Sanctuary for Yoga in Nashville starting in late September.  By April, I'll be a licensed teacher and can start making a living doing something I love.  I'm extremely excited about taking this next step. I'm also terrified, but that usually means I'm right where I need to be.  It's going to be six months of dedication and crazy schedules, but I'm doing it.  It'll definitely be a lesson in balance.  I'll try to keep everyone posted on my progress as I go.  It's going to be a blast.

In the meantime, I've got a new smoothie recipe for you.  Charlotte and I have been loving this one lately.  Creamy and sweet, it's great any time of day, but especially for breakfast.  It gives us tons of energy for yoga and running errands or jumping on the trampoline.  I hope you enjoy.

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

1/2 cup non-dairy milk (we like coconut milk best)
1/2 cup water
3-4 dates
4 frozen bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp flax meal
Optional:  any green of choice (celery is great since it won't change the color.)

Add everything to the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.  Enjoy it topped with coconut or raw cacao nibs for a serious reminder of your favorite banana pie.