Monday, July 11, 2011

Recipes: Banana Raspberry Smoothie and Beef Stroganoff

I wouldn't recommend eating these together, but here's two yummy recipes from this past week. =)

Banana Raspberry Smoothie:
I had some leftover raspberries from my 4th of July treats, so I decided to add them to my traditional banana smoothie. It was delicious! You can add any other fruit you want in place of the raspberries, or just make it the way I typically do, with just bananas and peanut butter.

 What you need (all measurements are approximate-I've never measured this!): 
2 bananas
Handful of raspberries (substitute any other fruit or leave out)
Hunk of peanut butter (I stick a knife in the jar, scoop, and plop it in the blender)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
Few cubes of ice

Blend and enjoy!

Beef Stroganoff:

Sauté Onions with fresh garlic, Smart Balance butter, and EVOO. While sautéing, cook one pound of egg noodles according to the package.

Brown meat and drain.

Return the meat and onions to the pan and add one can of Cream of Chicken and one can of Cream of Mushroom soup. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of milk into the skillet and mix until blended.

Add cooked egg noodles and mix. Add a few dallops (such a good word :) ) of sour cream and approximately 2 tsp of honey dijon dressing (sorry, I'm bad about measuring).

Mix everything together and, add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with crinkle-cut carrots or the vegetable of your choice. :)

As always, feel free to share some of your favorite recipes below! Just leave a comment, and if I make it and love, I'll gladly give you the credit when I share!


  1. I tried the banana and peanut butter smoothie this morning! YUM! :)

  2. I have a few recipes that I love, but this one is by far my favorite to make!

    If you love chocolate, you will loooove this :)

    And I'm the same way- rarely use measurements! Sometimes it works out...sometimes it doesn't :)

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  4. If you love chocolate? Is that what you said in the above comment? Oh no, I guess I'll have to check that recipe out too.

    I love the Favorite Finds link above, especially Matt's grandparents blueberries way down at the bottom! I think I have to give a special pay it forward to them! Yummy... thanks for linking up.

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    I'm your newest follower.

    That looks delicious.

  6. Looks like a great smoothie, I checked out your our home section, what a beautiful home you two have!! I just got married 3 months ago and I can't wait to purchase our own home. I looove your kitchen!