Blueberry Banana ‘Green’ Smoothie

Hello hello!

So it’s been warming up a bit here in Cincinnati. I’ve officially switched to iced coffee. That’s always a sure sign spring is here. In celebration of this, I have my favorite smoothie recipe to share!

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I love making this for breakfast on warm mornings. It’s healthy and cool and just plain tasty! I say ‘green’ only because the blueberries make it a pretty purple color.

You Need:
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-1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
-1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
-1 Whole Banana Sliced
-1 Tbs Honey
-1 Tsp Cinnamon
-2 Cup Fresh Baby Spinach

Layer the ingredients in a blender in the order I’ve listed them in. This ensures it will get blended efficiently. Blend until all the ingredients are smooth and combined. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Happy spring/ smoothie weather!

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-The Whale

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Simple Syrups: Trying New Flavors

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Hello everyone!

First of all, you may notice that The Whale’s Endeavors has gotten a makeover! I’d been working diligently on this for awhile now. I hope you like it! It’s actually still a work in progress… I’m still working hard on adding more tabs at the top for my different categories such as crochet and crafty things, food, ect. For now though lets focus on this particular post!

Today I would like to share with you a few simple syrup flavors I’ve been making!

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First of all is my favorite so far… blueberry! I’ve been adding this to light flavored teas with some milk (bubble tea!) and it is delicious! To make this I just mixed 1 part water with 1 part sugar and about a cup of blueberries and boiled it for awhile. (Tip: smashing the blueberries after they’ve boiled a minute of two helps release the juices and make the syrup more flavorful.) Strain out the blueberries and allow to cool. Fantastic.

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Second is cinnamon! I love this syrup in my morning coffee. It adds a bit of excitement. To make this one, substitute the blueberries for two sticks of cinnamon.

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Finally we have my rosemary syrup. I also add this one to coffee. A bit of an odd combination I know, but give it a try! It makes the drink more on the savory side. I love it. For this one, exchange the cinnamon or blueberries with two sprigs of fresh rosemary. So tasty.

I’m so excited about all of the flavor possibilities there are for simple syrups and they are all so SIMPLE (haha) to make! I plan on creating a ginger, strawberry, honey, and maybe kiwi or mango in the near future! What kinds of simple syrup flavors do you think would be interesting to try???

-The Whale