Posts Tagged ‘trader joes’

I’m baaaack!

January 31, 2012

Well, hello there. I’m finally back to feeling like myself again after my jaw surgery… mostly. It’s been a hard emotional journey. I wasn’t prepared for that. All of life is a journey, right? This is part of my journey.

Ok, enough chit chat. Try this!

The Purple One.

THE PURPLE ONE
Makes one large (2 cup) or two small (1 cup) servings.

8 oz. unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze or freshly made)
3 oz. frozen strawberries
2 oz. frozen wild blueberries (Trader Joe’s, delicious!)
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 T unsweetened shredded coconut
3 Medjool dates, pitted (4 if your dates are small)
tiny pinch of salt (optional)

Process until very smooth.

Full serving is around 450 calories.
Half serving is around 225 calories.

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I survived on a liquid/soft diet for a long time. This is my favorite smoothie from the recovery. It’s high in calories, but it’s packed with fiber and lots of good stuff. Don’t be afraid of “healthy” calories!

Watching your weight? Share with someone you really love. I was having a hard time keeping my weight up during recovery so I didn’t share mine! (wink)

Hope you enjoy this delicious smoothie as much as I do! I just can’t get over how gorgeous the color is. So lovely.

xoxo ~ whitney ~

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Quick Snack

June 26, 2009

Quick Snack

Just wanted to share this yummy, quick snack that I threw together last night. It was so satisfying and tasty I made it again today! Three ingredients. Crackers, cheese and bruschetta! Here’s what I used…

Mary’s Gone Crackers – Herb (Gluten-Free)
1 Laughing Cow Wedge Light Swiss Original
Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade

That’s it! Simply assemble and enjoy. You could certainly mix and match different ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. I really enjoyed Trader Joe’s Jarred Tapenade. Their products are surprisingly reasonably priced, and I haven’t been let down yet on flavor. Also, I use 6 – 8 crackers with one Laughing Cow Wedge. This snack easily comes in around 150 calories or less, for those of you counting.

Please share what you come up with!  Also, any ideas on how else to use the tapenade?