The Mollie Column: As I was browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across a smoothie that appeared to be delicious! It was packed with my favorite fruits- pineapple and banana! The great thing about this smoothie is the simplicity behind making it. The ingredients shouldn’t be hard to locate in your own refrigerator; plus, if you don’t like pineapple and banana you can always substitute! Here’s the recipe:
1c. orange juice
1 can (10oz.) crushed pineapple with juice
Pineapple for garnish (if you want to be fancy)
2 med. Bananas
1 8oz. carton plain/vanilla yogurt
Splash of grenadine syrup for color, if desired
I’m a southerner and most of us G.R.I.T.S. (girls raised in the south) learn from our grandmothers when it comes to cooking and we’re all taught to never measure anything! Lol. Therefore, I tweaked the recipe a little to fit my needs. The first time I made the Hawaiian smoothie I used two bananas, two scoops of vanilla yogurt, two scoops of Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt (for more protein), half of a fresh pineapple sliced, two handfuls of ice, and one cup of orange juice. It was absolutely delicious and my family loved it!! It was not gritty and had a really smooth taste, just perfect! Makes four servings or more.
The next recipe is a really delicious and healthy appetizer that could be a hit at your next summer party! I made homemade wontons and baked them in the oven as opposed to frying them in oil. The only thing I measured in this recipe was the cream cheese. One bar of cream cheese is 8oz. and I used only four ounces for a batch of about 9 wontons. Here are the ingredients:
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Imitation Crab Meat
Wonton Wrappers (can be found at your local grocery store in the produce section)
I started by laying out a piece of aluminum foil and laying out the wonton wrappers. In a bowl, I combined the 4 ounces of cream cheese, chopped green onions, chopped crabmeat, and garlic salt to taste. I put a dollop of the mixture in each wonton wrapper and folded them up. A small amount of the mixture goes a long way. I placed all the finished wontons in a muffin pan and spritzed them with the cooking spray prior to placing them in the oven. I left the wontons in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. Viola!! Awesome baked wontons!
Hope you ladies enjoyed!!