It’s Friday and this is so totally not a real recipe….but please bear with me!
I am in the midst of baking 200 chocolate chip cookies, writing a speech and trying to decide which pair of shoes to wear while presenting at the American Library Association conference (ALA) in Anaheim this weekend. Flats, pumps, heels? Heels would be cute and mature but there’s always the possibility that I will fall flat on my face walking in the door. It’s happened before. Really, I just want to wear my flip-flops but not sure how appropriate that would be on stage. This is clearly a pressing matter and I NEED YOUR HELP!
Okay, I’ll stop shouting. Truth is, I am super duper nervous about speaking to hundreds of librarians this weekend. I think the most people I’ve ever given a real honest-to-goodness speech to was fifteen and that was junior year of high school. I won’t even go into the time I accidentally said another word that sounds a lot like organism while giving an anatomy presentation. It might not sound like a big deal to you, but when you are seventeen, awkward and “going out” with a guy in the front row, it’s a big deal. Heaven help me.
I’ll be at the conference this weekend speaking about the journey leading up to my book, what culinary school was really like and starting this blog. Then we’ll all eat cookies, call it a day and I’ll hop back on a plane back home!
These high-protein smoothies made a lovely lil’ snackie snack. Cantaloupe has been on mega-sale at every market I go to, and to keep up with all that melon I started making afternoon smoothies! Like I said, this isn’t a “real” recipe, as it is a method. You can add whatever you like to these smoothies (additional fruit like bananas would be great!) and enjoy them for breakfasts or snacks on the go.
I hope y’all have a great Friday! If you need me, I’ll be buried under fifty pounds of chocolate chip cookie dough.
makes 2 large smoothies (about 16 oz each)
1 cantaloupe, seeded scooped out and roughly chopped
1 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2%. I wouldn’t recommend using nonfat because it won’t turn out as creamy)
2 tbsp honey
1 cup ice
Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more/less ice depending on personal preference. Enjoy!