I had every intention of posting a recipe yesterday. Every intention. But after a week at home and traveling for the earlier part of the day, the only thing I could think of after grocery shopping and yoga class, was gastronomic therapy. So, I took a long shower, laced myself with lavender oil, poured myself a hefty glass of sparkling vinho verde and ate smoked gouda, sesame seed water crackers, and fresh cherries for dinner. It was just the indulgence I needed.
I’m still getting back into the swing of things so I’m posting a “recipe” from my “archives.” This is a smoothie I made with leftover guava nectar after making my guava bread pudding. Like most smoothies, you just throw everything in the blender and, yes, you guessed it, blend.
Lastly, I realized that I never told you all who was in my family portrait! It was my auntie Karen (in the middle with the most beautiful smile in the world), my brother (the super tall guy), cousins, and my goddaughter.
Okie dokie, for those of you in the US (or Americans living in other countries), Happy Independence Day!
Batida de Guayaba (Printable Recipe)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup guava nectar
2 tablespoons vanilla creamer
vanilla protein powder (optional)