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Smoothie Sunday: Mixed Starfruit Smoothie

I’m not sure how common starfruits are.  When I was younger I used to get them from the grocery store often, but then I went a long time without seeing them.  When I finally saw starfruit again at the store the other day I bought couple.  I knew I wanted to try making a smoothie with one because they have a very light, refreshing taste.  To boost up the amount of fruit I added some blueberries we’re still trying to finish and some pineapple we had lying around.  I ended up with a very summery, refreshing smoothie that’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  Can’t beat that.

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Quick Valentine’s Day Recipe: Easy Nutella Crepes!

Every year, millions of couples flock about trying to make dinner reservations at fancy restaurants and eateries, all to play the Valentine’s game. Yes, the setting may be nice, and it’s nice to have someone bring food to your table, so you and your mate can focus on the mushes, but what if you couldn’t get that reservation? What if you’re just plain poor? Or alternately, what if you just want to make something at home to keep Valentine’s Day special? Well PCFG has you covered! Today we’re gonna go over one of the easiest “fancy” recipes you can make for that special someone, while seeming like a total whizz. And best of all, odds are that you already have everything to make it! So pull up a chair, and let’s look at making some delicious, chocolatey crepes!

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Smoothie Sunday: Guavacado Smoothie

Full disclosure – this is not the most attractive looking smoothie I’ve ever made.  In fact it’s probably one of the least attractive ones.  Like, I was actively disappointed in how not good it looked.  But fortunately looks aren’t everything.  Taste is important too, and luckily it tastes good.  While I’d had guava juice in stuff before, I’d never actually eaten just guava fruit before, but I found them when I was at the store picking up an avocado and thus this smoothie was born.  The fact that the words “guava” and “avocado” blend together so well is merely coincidence.

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Smoothie Sunday: Prickly Pear Kiwi Smoothie

So, my original intention for this smoothie was to be kiwi and star fruit, but my usual grocery store didn’t have any star fruit.  I scoured another local grocery store for star fruit and came up empty, but I needed some other fruit to go with the kiwis.  Then I spotted the prickly pears.  I’d eaten prickly pears once before a long time ago and had vague memories of liking them, so I decided to give it a try.  Prickly pears are the fruit of a cactus.  Out in nature they have spikes on them like the rest of the cactus.  But when you buy them in stores the spikes have been removed so there’s no danger of stabbing.  They do however still have a bunch of annoying seeds inside.  Experimenting with new fruits is always a little tricky, but the kiwi and prickly pear flavors went well together so it was worth it in the end.

 

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Smoothie Sunday: Peach Melba Smoothie

For those who don’t know, Peach Melba is a fairly simple dessert featuring peaches (sometimes grilled, vanilla ice cream, raspberry syrup, and oftentimes mint.  My dad really likes Peach Melba, and I just got it in my head last year that I should make a Peach Melba smoothie.  I like turning desserts into smoothies because I know it should be yummy.  I could have used ice cream in the smoothie if I really wanted to, but to keep things more on the healthy side I used my standby vanilla yogurt instead.  And it did turn out yummy!

 

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