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Simple Smoothie Secrets

Everyone seems to agree that Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. My favorite way to address the fruit issue is with a smoothie first thing in the morning.

I buy frozen fruit or freeze cut-up leftover fresh fruit before it gets a chance to go bad and store them in pre-measured portions in the freezer so that in the morning all I have to do is place the fruit in a blender with some almond milk, fruit juice or coconut milk and blend. Using frozen fruit means you don’t have to dilute the flavors down with ice cubes to get that ideal smoothie texture and it’s also an easy way to always have nutritious fruit on hand. I’ll never waste fresh fruit again! Once the bananas start to go I peel them and freeze.

Fruit is deliciously sweet on it’s own but sometimes I’ll add a little bit of honey or agave nectar if I’m craving something extra.

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Thai Coconut Curry Scallops

This meal is the perfect opportunity for us to discuss recipe alterations. Yes! This means that if you hate something or you don’t have an ingredient—you have permission from the cooking world to change a recipe to your liking. Just try it. It is fun. It is liberating. And it makes someone else’s recipe seem more like your own!

We have a very (un)organized stack of recipes that have been printed from the internet over the years. Some of them have been tried, tested and perfected while others have remained untouched and when we feel stumped about what to eat we often turn to this trusty stack for inspiration.

For this meal, we were looking for something that differed greatly from the Italian fare we had been eating, so we honed in on this Thai dish. The original dish called for halibut but we opted for scallops because of  a $7 per pound price difference at the sale price of $14.99 per pound. (Also, we just love scallops. I owe my obsession, partially, to watching them getting seared over and over again on  Hell’s Kitchen.)

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