THICK AND CREAMY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST SHAKE

2 large bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons honey
1 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 scoop protein powder**

Place all ingredients in the body of your blender and pulse until completely smooth.  Pour into glasses and serve/drink at once.


**If adding protein powder, add additional milk to adjust thickness of smoothie.

CHILLED STRAWBERRY SOUP

2 pints fresh strawberries
1 1/2 teaspoons instant tapioca
1 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of allspice
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup buttermilk
1 thin sliced lime
Additional sliced strawberries

Process strawberries in blender or food processor until strawberries are pureed.

In medium saucepan, combine pureed strawberries, tapioca, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, and allspice.  Bring to boil, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered over moderate heat until mixture is thickened.  The time varies, it may take an hour.  Stir frequently.

Remove from heat. Add sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.  Refrigerate mixture until well chilled.  Add lemon rind and buttermilk.  Mix well with wire whisk. 


Serve soup garnished with lime slices and sliced strawberries.
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