When the garden is bursting at the seams with produce, I just can’t help myself, and I want to have some of everything. The kitchen is full with produce (not all from the garden, but still, it is fresh summer fruits and veggies) and I get probably a little too giddy over it.
One thing today I was not giddy about was my breakfast. I had to be out the door early and didn’t want to take the time to sit down and eat breakfast (a few minutes extra sleep never hurt anyone…) so I decided to make a smoothie. I was leery of it at first, smoothies don’t really fill me up, but I thought, hey I’ll use my protein drink and give it another try. Bad idea. First of all, banana chunks kept getting stuck in the straw so I had a rather arduous time getting it through the straw. Second, it absolutely did not fill me up.The calories were the same, but the fact that it was pureed, I think, was maybe what made the difference. I don’t know. Other than I’m not doing it again.
On a happier note-I made pesto today (to go with fish). It was pea pesto with mint, almonds, and parmesan cheese. It was thick with chunks of pea and almonds, and was a bright, beautiful green.