**Check out my guest post on Jane’s blog this morning! I wrote it in regards to my struggle with body image**
I took advantage of my first non-lunchbox lunch in smoothie form. To ease this mini-sickness that is residing in my throat, I created one of my favorite antioxidant-packed Green Monsters (If you don’t know what a green monster is, ask Angela)
Berry Berry Green Monster
1 cup almond milk
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of Xanthan Gum (a little goes a long way with this stuff
Topped with chia seeds and kamut puffs
I did some Bodyrock, a little bit of stretching,and proceeded to blog from my yoga mat
& now, it’s recipe time!
If you asked my mother to resort to eating one dessert for the rest of her life, rest assured that this would be it. No brownies. No cookies. No double-fudge chocolate Sundaes (go figure..) No sweet treat would ever stand in the way of her love for a home-baked warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.
For dinner on Saturday night, I decided to play favorite child again and make all of her wildest of dreams come true.
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Servings: One 9 x 13″ pan
Adapted from: Betty Crocker Cookbook
8 cups of Granny Smith apple slices (about 4 apples)
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats
2/3 cups of unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Vanilla Ice Cream
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread sliced apples out on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13″ baking pan.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, oats, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes or until apples are tender.
4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes so crust becomes crispy then serve topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.