Friday, June 8, 2012

Mango Smoothie

This is a really good smoothie made with mango's.
2 cups frozen mango cubes
1 cup almond milk
1tbs vanilla
1/2 cup water

Mix all in your health master for 1 min. on 8 and enjoy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Smoothie Time

We have picked up making smoothies this month in order to get more healthy. I will be posting about them as we go along. Also after the long break I took from posting recipes I hope to start posting regularly again.

Mixed Berry & Spinach Smoothie

1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 small green apple
1 kiwi peeled
1 cup frozen mango chunks
2 cups spinach
1tsp vanilla
1/2 cup water (use only if needed)

Put all ingredients into your healthmaster blender and blend 1 minute on 8. This is a really good smoothie and we enjoyed it. You really cannot taste the spinach so you could add more if you like, but since this is not a green smoothie I only used the two cups.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pumpkin Trifle

This is one of my favorite deserts to make and is really simple. I have two recipes for this one is all from scratch and one is made simple by using boxed items. This is the simple way. I will post the scratch method at a later date. This is so simple and so good.
 The Recipe:
1 Spice Cake mix
1 16 oz cool whip
1 box pumpkin pudding mix
2 cups half and half
1 pound walnuts or pecans roughly chopped
1 small can pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice mix

Cook spice cake according to package directions. Let cool. Once cake is cooled cut into one inch squares and set aside.

While cake is cooling make pudding according to directions only using half and half instead of reg. milk. Put in fridge to set up.

Take pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and mix in a bowl. Add just enough spice mix to have a hint of the spice in the pumpkin. Do not put too much spice in the mix or it will be overpowering. I find that I use around 1 1/2 tsp. of the spice for the way we like it. Adjust according to how you like it. 

Mix pudding and cool whip together

Take a trifle dish or large glass bowl and put a layer of the spice cake for the first layer. 

Next add a layer of the pumpkin

Now add a layer of nuts

Now add a layer of the pudding mixture and add nuts on top of that.

Repeat this process until you fill the trifle dish ending with the nut layer on top.

Put in fridge until time to serve. You can top with a plain dollop of cool whip or eat as is. It is good either way you serve it. 

Printable Recipe

Happy Eating!