…because that’s really what my blog needs, right? More breakfast shake recipes. I’m a little bit obsessed them lately, but they’re a great breakfast for this time of year when even the mornings feel oppressively hot.
Here’s what I ate this week:
Cherry Breakfast Shake // I wanted to try something different, so I made a smoothie with my usual 1/2 cup of oatmeal + 1 cup of (vanilla) almond milk base (stirred together and refrigerated overnight to soften the oats) and then I added about a cup of cherries that I had popped in the freezer the night before. It was a little bit tart, so I added some honey to sweeten it. I liked it, but my husband tried it and he did not. In fact, he hated it.
Rice Noodles with Broccoli-Almond Pesto // Very easy and filling! Although I think it may have been more filling than the original recipe because I added extra broccoli and some sauteed yellow squash (from the garden!). So if you make this, add more veggies!
Blenheim Ginger Ale // Why hello, best ginger ale ever! They sell this at the farmers market in Raleigh–it comes in Hot, Not As Hot, and Diet. I always buy Hot. It is the spiciest ginger ale I’ve ever had. Oh, it’s so good. I rarely drink anything sugary, but I make an exception for this.
Lentil Meatballs with Lemon Pesto // This recipe was quite involved, but the end result was worth it. My only regret is that I didn’t double the amount of pesto, since I served it with pasta and roasted broccoli in addition to the meatballs. (And in case you were wondering, that’s purple basil in the pesto. Purple basil is the only basil that’s doing well for me this summer.)
Ginger Peach Popsicles // It’s been in the 90s this week and the next few days are supposed to be over 100. Over 100. This? Is popsicle weather.