Officially Pink

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          I am officially pink.

         It’s the result of strawberry-mania that’s taken over our house.

         See, they’ve even taken over my blog design!!

         Do you remember my Winter obsession with cranberries? I think the same happens during Summer but with strawberries. Don’t get me wrong – I am not complaining. My daughters think it’s cool that mommy is all pink now. icon smile Officially Pink Girls love pink!

        Did you know that one ounce of strawberries have more vitamin C than one ounce of oranges? That makes them a fabulous antioxidant source. And we all need that. The red color comes from anthocyanins, that help reduce inflammation. Vitamin C is good for your brain’s functioning and helps rebuild blood vessels and bones. It also helps keep your blood pressure low, as does potassium – also found in strawberries.

       So with all that in mind, I am happily indulging in these red gems. Aside of eating them straight from the bowl ( which is our favorite way ), I love to use them in my baking.

       I shared my Strawberries and Cheesecake Chocolate Bars  and Sweet Rolls with Roasted Strawberries and Cream Cheese Filling.

       I have also made a strawberry version of my Chocolate and Berries Blondies  , Berry Banana Bread and Homemade Berry Pop Tarts and strawberry muffins ( jumbo and mini size )! Yum!

      I hope you are enjoying the abundance of strawberries also! If you are out of ideas of what to make with them, I hope that you can find some inspiration among my recipes.

     Next weeks installment of Kitchen Know-How will be about strawberries and a way of preserving the season in these little gems.

    Tomorrow, there is a major thing happening, here on CCS! So make sure to stop by! It’s going to be fun!

Do you fancy strawberries? icon smile Officially Pink


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Biscoff Banana Apple Smoothie

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   My obsession with Biscoff continues!

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   Yesterday, I promised a super easy and sweet recipe.

   There is nothing easier then throwing few yummy ingredients into a blender and turning them into a satisfying drink in a matter of minutes. Use what you have on hand. A dash of vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon can really bring out the flavors.

  We love smoothies in our family. The are so easy and fast to make. Perfect for busy mornings.

Biscoff Banana Apple Smoothie

1 ripe banana
1/2 apple, peeled and cored
4 Biscoff cookies
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
ice cubes ( optional )
a handful of oats ( optional )

Place the first three ingredients into a blender. Mix until smooth.
The rest of the ingredients are added to achieve the desired consistency.
I used about a cup of milk and a handful of ice cubes. I always add oats to our smoothies, but you can skip that step. The cinnamon deepens the cookie flavor, therefore I really recommend adding it.


Do you like smoothies? Do you make them often?


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