Pineapple & Banana Smoothie

1/2 med. banana -frozen
1 cup chopped pineapple - frozen
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I used fat free)

You don’t need any ice, but do make sure the fruit is frozen all the way through!

Add the milk and yogurt to your blender and mix on low (I used a puree speed)
Then add in you chopped, frozen banana, a little at a time.
I then put my blender on high (blend setting) and added my pineapple a little at a time.

I hope you enjoy! :)

God bless!
-Bethany

Mmmmm
I love blueberry bagels.
Delicious way to start the day :)

Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie! :)

I froze the fruit instead of using ice; recipe via:
http://www.motherthyme.com/2011/06/pantry-finds-banana-blueberry-peanut.html

Morning Star’s Tomato Basil Pizza Burger w/ sour cream, Alexis Spicy Sweet Potatoe Fries & steamed asparagus for dinner! I may be a little weird ;)

Simple, Spicy Black Bean & Avocado Burrito

I though I’d share this simple (and inexpensive!) recipe that I made up, with you guys today. It’s actually just your basic black bean burrito except for the fact that I found REFIED BLACK BEANS!! Yes. In a can. I was pretty stoked! ;)

I never liked just buying a can of black beans & using them whole. I guess it was a texture thing, and I didn’t like that all the flavors didn’t seem to hit it off as well.
So, I then started mashing (or refrying) the canned black beans. But is became too time-consuming and too messy! So I just started buying regular old refried beans. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love them. But they actually don’t have as much fiber or protein.
Any who, I was pretty excited when I found these Refried Black Beans!

What You Need

1 can of the Refried Black Beans
4 large burrito-style tortillas
1/2 of a large avocado
Some onion, chopped (depends on your taste)
Some mushrooms (I used stems & piece)
Some Cheyenne Pepper (Spicy Factor!!!)
Garlic Salt
Paprika


Now set your oven to pre-heat at 350 degrees. I emptied my can of Black Beans into a pan and heated them on low for around 10 minutes before putting together the burrito. This made the beans easier to spread and, in my opinion, helps bring out their natural flavor.

One tortilla at a time, I spread approximately 4 tablespoons of the refried black beans down the middle. Keep it in the middle so that you can fold it at the end!

I love how the black beans look! They’re almost purple. :)

Now the rest is up to you basically. On top of the beans I sprinkled some onion, mushrooms, a dash of garlic powder, and bit of Paprika, quite a bit of Cheyenne pepper, and about three tablespoons of avocado.

I personally, don’t like cheese on mine. But my mom requested that I put cheese on hers, so here’s what that looked like.

Then I folded each one up – bring the top down a couple inches, then the bottom up a couple inches; then the right side over those, and the left side over that to hold it all in. Pretty simple!

I then laid them on a sprayed (don’t let um’ stick!) baking sheet and put them in my 350 degree oven for a little over 20 minutes.

And, wah-la!

I served them with some sour cream, taco sauce, and some extra hot sauce imported from Jamaica!
Pretty simple, but delicious recipe!
I hope you like it!! Let me know if you try it, hey, even submit me some pics of yours!
I hope you have great day & God bless!

Xoxo,

Bethany :)

Spicy black bean veggie burger (Morning Star) with taco sauce & sour cream below and yummy Camembert Cheese (imported from France!) melted on top. Plus some carrots & ranch dipping sauce for lunch! :)

hello im 16 and I wanted to know what u think I should do I want to become a pescetarian but am a bit lost as I asked my dad the other day if I could be one after researching about it and he said that it was a pathetic idea that I would outgrow and how he cant afford the fish and things (we pretty much eat the same thing every week and it's a bit annoying as it's almost always meals that you just put in the oven and what have you u.u) so yes im not sure what to do
✖ Anonymous

Hello! Thanks for choosing me to help you! :) It’s an honor.
I was actually 16 when I decided to become a Pescetarian too! And ironically, my parents said the same thing that your dad is saying.
I think if is very important to know that you REALLY want to become a Pescetarian, and that you are willing to fight a lot of battles ;)
I started in the month of July and still had to eat some meat, on some occasions until about October/November before people finally excepted that I was serious about becoming a Pescetarian. By that I mean, I would still eat their turkey and noodles, ham in green beans, etc. But I would not eat the main steak or something, so they would get the picture.

Finally the biggest majority of people I ate with on a regular basis, excepted it, and no longer found it “offensive” if I would bring sushi, or some other small meal for myself to eat while they ate the food they had prepared for everyone else. My love Grandmother, actually started to make me piece a fish on the side!
Some people though, still don’t understand it and find it annoying and usually make snood remarks. But that’s just something I have learned to live with in the last, almost, two years.

I still live with my parents, and we really can’t afford fresh, or frozen filets either. What I have leaned to do, is look for sales, of course, but also find really good, satisfying, vegetarian-like meals, that are cheaper and easier to come by.

The first year I was a Pescetarian, my family actually ate a lot of frozen stick-in-the-oven meals too! While they had their meat meals, I would find great single meals, by lean cuisine or morning star (veggie burgers are one of my favorites!) and all kind of other little Pescetarian-Friendly, Vegetarian-Friendly frozen meals that were actually really good!  There are lots of inexpensive options. Just take a stroll down your grocery store’s frozen section, you’ll be surprised! :)

But I think one of the biggest things that helped me, was leaning how to cook with lots of veggies – making them tasty, while still being affordable!

I am going to start post more of my own recipes on here, so I hope they can help you in some way!

Becoming a Pescetarian was certainly not easy, and is still a struggle at some time every week/month. But it is so worth it! Not only will you not have to eat things you don’t want, your health will improve.

I hope I was able to answer your question. Please fill free to message me again and again if you have any more! I really appreciate you stopping by! Best wishes :)

Tomorrow is Wednesday!!

I want to know “What I Ate Wednesday” but by YOU!!

So, what YOU ate Wednesday ;)

Submit your meals with pics via the “Submit” link on my page!

I will share your meals and it will help inspire other with cool things to make! :)

Recipe here: http://www.thecookierookie.com/salmon-with-avocado/ 

Spicy Crab & Shrimp Dragon Roll :)

gettingfittogetherr:

energizerbunnymode:

fitmencook:

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp & Tomatillo with asparagus

Recipe: Season shrimp with Mrs . Dash Lemon Pepper, cumin & cilantro and grill in 1 tsp coconut oil.  

Approx macros: 33g protein, 8g carbs, 7g fat (from coconut oil)

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm I haven’t had good shrimp in so long!

Mmmmm looks so good

Happy Valentine’s Day fellow Pesces!

Angel Hair Pasta in a creamy seafood sauce with Shrimp & red pepper. Also made a cheese & mushroom “quasadilla” with some asparagus.
Message me your meals to be shared on here!
Have a great day & God bless :)

THM.