I have very sweet childhood memories. Really sweet.
Such as going down the street to the local drug store tightly clutching four quarters in my sweaty palm…imagining all that I would buy with it. Would be it gummies, chocolate, sour cherries, or gum? I remember such sweet agony trying to decide between coco-cola bottles or fuzzy peaches. But one of my favourites was “Sweet Tarts”…little hard candies made of pressed sugar powder. You could suck on them a loooong time and they lasted forever.
Meanwhile, while I was salivating in the candy aisle, my big brother was carefully putting every quarter and loonie straight into his bank account. Yup. That’s the difference between us. He’s smart and plans for the future. I am impulsive and not…as smart. But, I swear…I’ve grown up quite a bit.
Hey, I don’t even buy candy anymore! Except for a little bit of chocolate. Actually…a lot of chocolate. Nevermind.
In other news…guess what!!! I finally got on the band wagon and acquired a Facebook page for Colourful Palate! Yay! I don’t know why it took me forever to get around to it! If you enjoy my blog and want extra Colourful Palate love, articles I like, updates, or just want support my site I’d love it SO much! Now…let’s get to my new recipe!
I’m so excited about it…it tastes like the “Sweet Tarts” I was crazy about as a kid. I got warm fuzzies while I was drinking it yesterday morning and realized that I needed to share it with you all. It would be selfish not to. Who knew you could make a healthy version! Kids will love this one!
Sweet Tart Smoothie
- ¾ cup almond milk*
- 2 tbsp. cranberries
- ¾ cup organic strawberries (frozen)
- ½ banana (frozen)
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp. maca powder (opt)
- 1 scoop protein powder (opt)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (opt)
- 4 ice cubes
*I used this almond milk recipe!
Blend all the ingredients…and then if you are adding chia seeds like I did, add them for a few seconds at the end. I like them not completely blended up. Serves 2.
I love how you can hide some super nutritional things you’d never eat by itself in a shake. Brilliant way to get your family healthy without them even knowing it. I added some burdock powder (just a tiny bit) in mine as well.
Tastes just like liquid candy…mmmmmm.
Nutritional Info (per serving, without protein and maca): Cals: 100. Fat: 4g, Sodium: 69mg, Fiber: 5.5g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 3g
Oh, and guess what came in the mail?
I’m kind of excited because I had no idea that there was such a thing as chocolate chips! And nervous…that I’ll eat the whole bag by myself.
Thankfully I have a sister who doesn’t let me do such things. We share a lot of our stuff…sometimes even our chocolate. And our clothes. Gum. (No! Like a package of gum, not each piece!) She’s already asked to try my chocolate chips. After much deliberation, I’ve decided to share. It’s only right.
What was your favourite childhood candy? Any fun ideas for other candy based flavours for me to make?
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