Why this blog??

Why this blog?? I often find myself stressing over what to make for my family for dinner. We live a busy life and some meals need time to prep, cook and let's not forget shopping for everything you need. I love cookbooks and websites, but there are so many recipe's at times it is overwhelming. The recipe's I will be posting are things I actually made. I will tell you if they are easy or more time consuming. I will also tell you if they are good. Most of these are recipe's I have made for years and continue to make because they are easy or quick and my family loves them and i know yours will too! I will also try to at least once in a whlie try a new recipe I've found on line or in a book and honestly rate it. I always encourage others to send me their favorite recipe's as well! I am a mom... not a chef. But I am a mom who enjoys cooking for her family and making a somewhat healthy meal (some days more healthy than others:) ) In each recipe I will share how I recommend serving it, any substitutions I can think of that are also good, or ways to prepare ahead of time to make the cooking part seem quicker! I am not a photographer, as you can see... most of these pictures are taken from my phone camera, so may not be the best! I love to hear from others who have made these recipes and what they have done to change the recipe... please post comments! Thank you! To "like" me on facebook, go to this link... It's What's Cookin

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monster Juice Smoothies

I saw this recipe posted on pinterest as a Green Smoothie for weight loss. My son and husband are obsessed with smoothies and I thought it be a good quick breakfast for those mornings with little time. Plus I just loved the green color and since my kids have seen Shrek lately, I told them it was Shrek Monster juice and they loved it! Here is the link the recipe came from. All you need is a blender and the following...

* 1-2 fresh bananas
* 1/2 cup frozen peaches
* 1/2 cup frozen mango
* handful of fresh spinach (the kids won't even taste this in it and it makes it the vibrant green color + adding all the extra vitamins to your smoothie!)
* water
* Ice (if desired)

You can always add fat free yogurt or change up the fruit according to what your family likes.

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