Hi blogging family!
I hope this post finds you safely tucked at home with plenty of food and space to exercise. I’m grateful that my family is currently healthy. Keep in mind though, we’re only at the initial stages of the coronavirus outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
For those that don’t know me, I have a background in international law and spent years in developing countries helping others. My passion is to write and cook. I dream of publishing my first novel. And news to all my followers, I landed my dream job in social justice with kind people that are really supportive. Then the coronavirus epidemic hit.
I feel so helpless but also know I am lucky that I can work from home. For now, we can still go outside and go on trails as long as we keep our “social distance.” I decided to start up my blog to uplift others that are not as fortunate. It will still be the same format but the food will come mainly from the pantry and freezer. I’m trying to be mindful about the grocery store and providing space and time for those that need it.
So stay healthy out there – mind and body. We are all in this together and need to do our part. Now for a smoothie using an Acai packet I found in the freezer and some PB from the pantry.
ACAI and PB Smoothie
Yield: 1 Smoothie Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 3.5-ounce packet frozen unsweetened açaí purée *
1 cup vanilla soy milk**
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup of frozen banana slices
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
Blend all ingredients until smooth and drink immediately. Enjoy!
* You can substitute the Acai with any dark berry you can find in your freezer. If you only have bananas, that might work too. Once I run out of Acai packets, I’ll let you know.
** I’m drinking soy milk during this crisis for the added protein and availability. Usually I would add vanilla almond or cashew milk. If you’re using plain milk, just dash a little vanilla extract (just a little goes a long way).