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Orange Smoothie? No, not the fruit. The color!

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Orange Smoothie

I was feeling a little adventurous yesterday after my workouts and decided to create a new and healthy smoothie. I’ve been making a banana oatmeal smoothie for my husband pretty regularly, but haven’t had one myself in quite some time. I’ve really been enjoying actually eating my food rather than drinking it. My new favorites are oatmeal (with different fruit additions) for breakfast and either fruit and veggie salad or a fruit and veggie plate with a boiled egg.
Yesterday, however, I was thinking yummy smoothie. I call it Pineapple Oatmeal Banana Smoothie. You may be wondering why orange isn’t in the name. I completely understand, I was wondering the same thing! Here’s what I came up with: people will automatically assume there’s an orange in the recipe, and it’ll be fun when I make it for someone and they get the surprise of it being orange!
Now, the first sip was something new. I’d never had this mixture before so it was a little shock to the taste buds. The flavor was good, just unique at first. After a few more sips it was totally delicious! My taste buds have learned to adapt pretty quickly these days, I think. R
Curious about what is in this orange without an orange smoothie? Let me fill you in…

Ingredients:
6 ounces pineapple juice
2/3 cup frozen banana slices
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup sliced CARROT!

Yep, that’s it! Of course you can thicken it up with some non fat Greek yogurt and make it more filling. I was trying to go for a dairy free lunch. I’ll admit it didn’t keep me full for long. I would probably add spinach (I’m completely out), maybe some berries (was out of those, too) to give it more substance for a meal replacement. As is, it’s a tasty and healthy snack or dessert smoothie.

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Corn Tortilla Pizza, Hold the Cheese

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Corn Tortilla Pizza, Hold The Cheese (pre-cooked)

I never made it out to buy rice cakes to substitute the English muffins for our mini pizzas. Now I had to improvise. On hand, of course, was corn tortillas and here they are!! Ingredients: 2 corn tortillas Minced garlic About 2-3 tbs pizza sauce 2 tbs diced fresh tomato 1 tbs diced vidalia onion 2-3 tbs diced green bell pepper Sprinkle with oregano. Bake at 375* until desired crispness, approximately 15 minutes.

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Finished Product


And let me tell you, if you like the taste of freshly chopped veggies and oregano you will enjoy these. They have a delicious crispy outer ring and a perfectly soggy center. Now I’m happy I didn’t make it to the store for rice cakes. These are perfect. 🙂