PB & J Smoothie with Extra Yum

PB & J Smoothie with Extra Yum and Health

Never thought you'd be a healthy smoothie drinker? Me either but my son got me thinking that it might be a good way to get my fruits and/or veggies in and now I absolutely love them. You can adjust and change fruit you like or go with more spinach or try kale. It's amazing how they don't change the flavor just the color and nutrients.


  • 1 medium banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen (I don't take time to freeze)
  • 6 oz Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (don't let it scare you, I love it and I didn't like cows milk unless there was chocolate syrup in it)
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter (any kind but I use natural smooth with no sugar)
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 tsp Truvia (I don't like yogurt at all but the Truvia makes it tasty)
  • The next ingredients are what I add to all my smoothies and they don't change the flavor at all, just the nutrients. Don't knock it unless you try it
  • 2 Tbsp milled flax seed
  • about 7 fresh spinach leaves, ripped up


  1. I buy strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and clean them all and cut up what's needed and but it container so each morning before work it saves loads of time. The yogurt is plain Greek style because there is more protein in it and less sugar.
  2. Place all ingredients in a Magic Bullet (that's what my friend Lisa and I use, and Casey uses a Farberware, we all enjoy them and they work better than a blender)
  3. Put a straw in your smoothie and you are enjoying a healthy and yummy meal.


I couldn’t do this blog without putting in my family favorite the Bagel-Eggel-Cheesel.  This is a wonderful breakfast sandwich or anytime sandwich. I don’t know where the name came from. I think it just happened one morning and it stuck.


English Muffin Bread Loaves

 My mother has been making this for many years. I have always loved it and when I first started cooking on my own this is one of the first things I had to make.  I had to find someone that drank coffee because that’s how mom did it and I hate coffee so didn’t have any coffee cans. This can be made in a bread pan but it’s so much better in a round coffee can. Makes it more like an english muffin. And it’s a great recipe for the kids to help with. It is quick, easy. When toasted and buttered you could eat the entire loaf.