I've said it before, I am experiencing major withdrawal pains over the prospect of not being able to run out to the garden to satisfy my fresh, organic fruit & veggie cravings! This past summer was an odd one living out-of-state for 8 weeks. I didn't realize how much I'd taken my fresh garden veggies for granted! I hate to see those days end.
The other day, I used my last two cucumbers in a
strawberry-cucumber protein smoothie. Aside from some onions & arugula, we only have winter squash left to enjoy. And, as we all know, those are FULL of great anti-oxidants. We roasted two large butternut squash the other night for supper & ended up with a few cups left for another meal. I shared a little with a friend, munched on some for lunch yesterday & decided to try a NEW recipe out for a protein smoothie :)
On Instagram (yes, I'm stuckinindiana there too), I often use the hashtag #GrowSomethingGreen on pics which include our garden bounty. I shared the above picture and used that hashtag with a side note of ORANGE today as I was counting blessings for the month of November.
Here's what I blend up...
- 3-5 sections of a fresh orange (for the juicy effect)
- 4-5 frozen peach slices (for the frozen effect)
- 3/4 C. of roasted, peeled & cubed butternut squash (no seasoning needed in the cooking - just a little water in the pan)
- 2 scoops of protein powder
- 3/4 C. of almond milk
And that's it... a yummy, frosty ORANGE treat... even when the garden is shutting down for the pending winter.