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Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes

I love my strawberry banana smoothies. Ever since I restarted the Abs Diet again, I've been making smoothies almost every day ... and almost every smoothie I make has both strawberries and bananas in them. I guess you could call these two fruits my "smoothie base". Now I have already posted some of my daily creations on my facebook page, but I thought it might also be nice to also archive them here ... both for you to use, and for me to refer back to later if I feel like a want a bit of variety. So without further adieu, here are a few of my personal smoothie recipes: Basic Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie Frozen Strawberries (6-8) Medium Bananas (1 or 2) Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup) Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop) Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp) Milk 1% (1-2 cups) Ice Cubes (3-5) Put it all in the Vitamix and blend for about 90 seconds. Should make two servings .. one for now, one for a snack later. mmmm, good :-) Banana Split Smoot

Are Your Goals Outrageous Enough?

If not, you're probably selling yourself short. But, Why would I want to set Outrageous goals ??? Simple ... Because you just might get whatever it is that you ask for! And on that note, I could probably just end this post right now. But I won't ... Here's a quick story that recently happened at work. I'm going to start with the ending first; I know, I know, ruins the suspense, but oh well. Back in November, the 3rd Weather Squadron here at Fort Hood Texas had our biennial inspection, called the SEPWO. We scored a perfect 100%. That never happens in Air Force Weather ... ok, apparently it's happened one other time ... but it's not something you'd Expect to happen in a squadron our size. Rewind about 5 or 6 months. Earlier this summer, we had a new commander come in. Obviously he was aware of the upcoming inspection, and within a couple of days of his arrival; at his first commander's call; we were All made aware of the fact that he was aware ... He t