This afternoon I made a super creamy, chocolately Amazing Grass Smoothie. I have to say this is the first flavor combination that I could not taste the “grassiness” and it rocked! After reading all your comments on my giveaway the Chocolate Flavor seems to be everyone’s fav ~ so I had to try it out.
It’s not GREEN like the others, but, BROWN.
1 c ice
1 small banana
1 Tbsp PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams
Splash of FF milk and water – enough to blend
All whipped up it makes a Brown Monster!
I actually LOVED this one~ it honestly tasted just like a chocolate peanut butter Milk Shake. This is by far my FAVORITE Amazing Grass Product so far.
My NY&Co shopping trip was a complete success! All their summer stuff was on clearance and I was able to use my 20% off coupon plus my $25 rewards. I paid less than my total savings and scored a TON of stuff ~ two cute work tops, a dress, 7 reversible tanks, 1 work tank, a necklace and matching earrings ~ Fun!
Now dinner on the other hand was a TOTAL flop. I knew I should have mentioned to The Husband that we get take out after shopping!
I started out prepping the Healthy Onion Rings that I promised you all earlier.
Tip: I honestly think these taste fantastic when “fried” in oil and eh, ok when baked. They get crispy and crunchy when baked, but, they tasted healthy to me.
1/3 c whole wheat flour
1 c lowfat buttermilk
1/2 c bread crumbs (panko cxrumbs would be awesome!)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cajun seasoning & paprika or 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1-2 Large Sweet Onion, cut into 1/2 inch rings
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
Place your flour in a large ziploc bag. Place your bread crumbs in a bowl.
Combine your buttermilk with the salt, pepper and seasoning.
Toss your onions in the flour in the bag. Dip in the buttermilk shaking excess off before dunking them in the breadcrumb mixture tossing to coat.
Place your onions on your cookie sheet as you prepare each one. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 4 servings, 8 slices each for only 3 Points+!
Here is a photo recap of all the steps.
I cooked them a little bit too long so they got a little burnt.
The Husband wanted to take the extras and “fry” them up in some Canola Oil.
I have to admit the fried version is ALOT better. I think I’d like to experiment next time and use my TWO TEASPOONS of healthy oil to “fry” up 8 onion rings. I bet it works fantastic because a little oil goes a LONG way.
Right about this time our GRILL ran out of gas. No worries, we have a second can. Guess what?! That one was OUT of gas too *sigh* The rest was prepped in the oven from this point forward. The veggies were tossed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Salt and Pepper. They jumped out of the grill basket……
And into the oven to broil along with the now sliced up Tri Tip.
Despite being out of gas, everything still turned out pretty good. I think the VEGGIES were the best – the green beans were amazing…I am definitely buying purple ones again – so fun!
The Tri Tip in my opinion was eh, ok – too salty. I cooked up the Morton’s Steakhouse one that The Husband picked out at Costco. I really think meat tastes so much better in your own marinade versus pre-marinated ones. Morton’s is a popular steakhouse so I thought it would be amazing…..not so much.
I had about 4 of my onion rings and 3 of The Husbands 😀 (while everything was attempting to cook)
All together with a Perrier fizzy water.
Dessert was a couple of pieces of Salt Water Taffy.
Alright all ~ You have less than 3 hours to enter my Amazing Grass Giveaway – Click HERE before Midnight for your chance to win.
I am off to read, relax and get ready for the week to be HALF OVER tomorrow – yeah!