Kitchen Krazy!

So yesterday I went to Walmart to buy one thing from the kitchen aisle, a glass jar. And this is what I came out with…

I just NEEDED all of this!

A measuring cup, the glass jar that I came in for, two sets up mini measure cups, and the best purchase of all: a Bubba Keg Tumbler! There is just something so irresistible about the kitchen aisle. You KNOW what I’m talking about…right? :]. I’m totally obsessed with this Bubba Keg Tumbler because it’s amazing for my recent smoothie addiction! It can keep drinks hot or cold, sweet. Speaking of my smoothie addiction, the reason I needed a glass jar was to have a container for my Xanthan Gum. What is Xanthan Gum, you ask? Well, it’s only the best thing to ever happen to smoothies! It’s a very fine powder that is used for thickening food. It makes the yummiest, thickest smoothie. And I mean thick. Half a teaspoon of this bad boy and you’re good to go. I thought I’d give you my most recent and favorite smoothie recipe. I’m a lover of coffee and peppermint so if you are too, prepare to be dazzled.

•One scoop of chocolate protein powder         •Half teaspoon of Xanthan Gum       •Dash of peppermint mocha coffee creamer

•1 Starbucks Via Packet (instant coffee)
•Half teaspoon of Xanthan Gum
•4 or 5 ice cubes
•Half a frozen banana
•some water (as much as you want for desired thickness)
•dash of cinnamon

This may sound like a weird combo to some, but it’s so delicious. Kind of a healthier take on a frappuccino. I buy my protein powder (found where the nutrition bars are) and xanthan gum (found in the baking aisle on the organic kiosk) at publix.

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?