Tuesday, January 29, 2008

treats from a friend, fruit shake

Jared and I have really, really great friends. We are fortunate enough to have the same friends and some of our friendships have lasted as long as our own relationship (7 years). I met our friend Jon through Jared because they were both guitar players in a band called The Chain Link Disaster. Jon and I instantly bonded over our love of music and of cooking/baking. The cool thing about Jon is that once Jared and I became vegan he immediately started experimenting with vegan treats for us. So, much to my surprise, when I got back from Tampa, Jon had mailed us 4 kinds of HOMEMADE vegan treats all the way from Brooklyn! He made us oatmeal raisin cookies (although they are mini muffin shaped), brown sugar cookies, a giant cinnamon sugar cake thingy and a spiced fruit cake. The oatmeal raisin cookie/muffin treats are my favorite (can you tell? I have 2 on my plate). What a great guy! Sorry ladies, he's taken.
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I haven't been too hungry at night, which is a good thing, so for dinner lately I've been drinking my dinners in the form of fruit shakes or smoothies. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but I have had several smoothie/juice bar jobs in my day. In fact, I am known as the Smoothie Queen in my family. So, I am fortunate to know how to make really great shakes and smoothies at home. Tonight's drink was less like a smoothie, since I didn't use fruit juice and more like a shake, since I used soy milk. This beauty is 1 cup of vanilla soy milk, 1/2 a pint of fresh blueberries and 1 medium frozen banana. That’s it!
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11 comments:

Romina said...

Aww!! That's so sweet of your friend to bake for you. It's nice when people go out of their way to make you feel special. I need to find more friends like yours!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I second Romina's thoughts; what a terrific friend!

Your smoothie sounds perfect. There's a chain called "Smoothie King" so maybe you should start your own, called "Smoothie Queen" :o)

Sam said...

That smoothie looks so great! I can't wait until summer when I can get fresh blueberries!

Jennifer said...

That was incredibly nice of your friend to not only bake you vegan treats, but send them to you as well! They look yummy too.

Your smoothie sounds simple and delicious! Sounds like it would make a nice nutritious breakfast or a heavier snack! I should make smoothies more, but when I think to, I can't generally get beyond the whole 'soymilk, banana, strawberry' combo. I need to get myself out of the smoothie rut, but it being winter here right now, a lot of what I would consider to be 'optimal' smoothie fruits are not in season here right now. :-(

Rural Vegan said...

I can't wait for warm weather to come back so I can enjoy things like fresh blueberries again!

And any friend who sends baked goods in the mail is indeed a catch!

Vegan_Noodle said...

That's so cool that you got baked goods in the mail!!

Oh, and you just educated me on the whole smoothie/shake lingo. I always call my fave a smoothie, but I make it with soy milk so I guess I need to start corecting myself.

Almost Vegetarian said...

That's funny - I can not go a day without my smoothie (which, in my parlance, is called a 'nanner, short for bananas, which used to be a staple in my smoothie until, after a year, I got sick of them and switched the ingredients to berries but kept the name the same). But it never dawned on me to have one at night. But how refreshingly light that would be. Especially once the weather gets warmer and a hot dinner is just too heavy.

Cheers!

Theresa said...

Yummy! Friends who bake are the best kind of friends. And also, you can make smoothies for me anytime and I will bow down to the Smoothie Queen.

aTxVegn said...

Food gifts are the best! Your smoothie looks great. I'm ready for blueberry season.

VegMomma said...

I love when friends put the effort into making vegan treats!
P.S. Your smoothie looks awesome!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

What a great friend! It's always great to get mail.