Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cool & crisp...

Tuesday Recap:

8:00am:  Coffee with creamer & cinnamon

9:30am:  Breakfast-"Spinach Pizza"
It's as delicious as it is...non attractiveJ hahahahahha

12:00pm:  Lunch- Date Banana smoothie
So I've literally had this bag of dates in my cabinet for so long that, after racking my brain, I still have NO CLUE what I originally bought them for!  But I had been hearing about date milkshakes for awhile and how sweet & creamy they were, so I thought I'd try one out for myself with ye ole dates....
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 dates, chopped
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3-4 cubes of ice
  • cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves

Super sweet with a little kick of sweet spice, this was definitely a unique smoothie flavor.  Now watch, I'll have to buy a NEW bag of dates after all these years once I get on a date smoothie kickJ

2:30pm:  Snack- Healthy cinnamon toast

6:00pm:  Dinner- Southwestern Shrimp Salad
I have been eyein this recipe since it graced the cover of my Cooking Light magazine a couple years agoJ

And it was definitely worth the wait!

Crisped bacon...

Sauteed red pepper & fresh corn...

Seared garlic-coated shrimp...

And lots of other goodies including spinach salad mix, avocado, red onion & diced scallions...

And a quick whisked dressing made of lemon juice, olive oil, mustard & salt...

This made for one light, healthy and REALLY delicious salad made with a variety of textures of flavors (my favorite!)  I LOVED the addition of the cooled, sweet fresh corn...and of course, who can hate on the added bacon??  You'll LOVE THIS, for sure!

Alright...well, it's too damn hot to type anything elseJ  Stay cool & have a good Wednesday!

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