Banana & Mango Smoothie

As a blog writer (and many of you can agree I’m sure…) it’s hard not to get hung up and obsessed with checking your stats.  For the first 2 months of It’s Good to be the Cook… I did exactly that.  Now, I could really care less.  I have realized (FOR NOW)  the blog is just a place for me to share recipes and stories and a great way for me to organize them.

Today, I happened to check my stats.  I am sitting here laughing outloud.  This isn’t because I only have 43 hits today… it’s because someone actually went to google to search “Stella – Sriracha”… and was directed to my site.  Of course they were!  I’m not sure if they were looking for a spicy version of Blue Cheese or a Beer version of the Hot Sauce, but they found my page!  Duh.

In honor of that person, as well as my apparent two favorite things to talk about on my blog… I had to share this photo of Stella with you… and also show you a new product I REALLY want to buy (saw it in Wegmans last night… wish I bought it then!)  Here’s today’s STELLA-SRIRACHA:

STELLA, my (almost 4 year old) Bichon-Poodle was laying here all by herself with my sister’s phone!

Dying to try this! Sounds like the spicy sauce used in sushi?

Now, the real reason I wanted to post was to share this fresh fruit smoothie with you.  This was the perfect snack to hold me over after work and before dinner.  It also includes both fiber and protein- a “snack” time requirement from John the Dietitian.

Banana & Mango Smoothie

Recipe from:  It’s Good to be the Cook
Serves 1
1 Small Banana, cut
1 Medium Mango, peeled & cut
1 Kiwi, peeled & cut
1 Tablespoon Ground Flax 
1/4 Cup Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Enjoy!

Note:  You may want to add some ice if you’d like it colder!  Mine was cold but not as much as using frozen fruit.  YUM!

Only 2 WW Points?! I’ll take it!!

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