Smoothie time

Hello all, I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday season! We here at PB&J have been super busy and I’m sure it’s the same on the flip-side! I wanted to take a chance to fill you gals in on a few yummy smoothie recipes I have been obsessing over lately. I feel like when I find something I like that is easy and healthy, why not make it a habit???

The Green Machine

  1. 2 large handfulls of spinach
  2. 2 cups almond milk (milk of preference)
  3. 1 scoop of protein powder
  4. 1 table spoon Chia seeds
  5. 1 large banana
  6. 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  7. 1 splenda packet (raw honey or raw agave syrup works great, too)

Peanut-Haze 

  1. 1 large banana
  2. 2 cups almond milk (milk of preference)
  3. 1 scoop of protein powder
  4. 1 table spoon Chia seeds
  5. 2 tablespoons organic peanut butter
  6. 1 tablespoon Nutella

Mango Avocado Crush

  1. 1 whole avocado
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. 1 cup frozen diced Mangos
  4. 1 splenda packet (raw honey or raw agave syrup works great, too)
  5. 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  6. 2 cups almond milk (milk of preference)

 

Okay now dont feel intimidated, these actually taste really good and have enough substance to fill you up for an entire morning. One thing I always find myself doing is garnishing my smoothies. I feel that it completes it and makes it feel like a full meal, and maybe a little fancy, too! Use what every you have in your kitchen; coconut flakes, fresh berries, mint leaves, whatever you have!

Cheers and I hope that you enjoy a fresh smoothie to kick off your weekend!

xx, Laura

A Sentimental Gift

I have been admiring my roommate and best friend Hayley! She has a knack for finding the perfect gift for everyone on her list. She is so crafty when it comes to making the perfect gift  for a busy mom. She has created the perfect homemade cookbook.

Mother’s Day is a day for everyone to thank their mom or special person in their life. Usually flowers, chocolate, or jewelry a way to say thank you. Christmas time is the holiday to make your mom feel special and give her what she wants. Mom’s make sure everything is taken care of. They are the family therapist, referee, chauffeur, and cook. Mom’s are busy people and while we perceive our moms as having superpowers they do run out of time and need help occasionally.

They can make the best cookies, however the recipe can be found in a jumbled mess. How many of us have heard, “if I could just find that recipe.” Whether your mom uses an ancient file for organization, or if its just thrown in a drawer, compiling all her favorite recipes into her own cookbook is perfect!

Here are the steps for making the perfect homemade cookbook:

1.) Re-type all recipes that are not bound in a cookbook.

2.) Print out the recipes.

3.) Alphabetize and categorize recipes.

4.) Purchase transparent 3 hole paper holders, place the recipes in holders. (They will protect the recipe from any flying cake batter).

5.) Place all the recipes in a 3 ring binder.

* Hayley has gone to http://www.michaels.com/ to find the necessary supplies.

I am so excited to see Hayley’s finished homemade cookbook. She plans to cover the cookbook with red checkered paper with her mom name across the top. To complete her present she has picked out PB&J’s Lace Cami in Biking Red to match the 3-D Toil Front Apron from Anthropolgie to complete her present.

http://www.pbj-shop.com/m-rena-lace-cami-p-879.html

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=770521.

Happy Shopping!

-Claire

Sushi For Two?

When I am not enjoying myself at the PB&J shop, I can be found right in downtown Chico, surrounded by admirable rolls of sushi. The Rawbar is my other place of employment and they have much to offer when you have a craving for Japanese treats. Much like many of the clothing we offer at PB&J, the rolls of sushi have many beautiful, intricate details that enhance their aesthetic appeal as well as their overall taste.

Warning: some of these pictures may cause an unavoidable craving for raw fish!

Hungry yet? Okay here’s one more.

So as you are heading downtown to handle the sushi craving that has just been induced (you’re welcome), be sure that you are looking good and ready for the fall weather that is almost upon us! PB&J can definitely help out with this part. Why not try on our aptly named Sushi for Two v-neck from Mystree? You’ll be sure to be turning heads and looking just as good as the many rolls you’ll be munching on…just click on the link below to check it out!

 

http://www.pbj-shop.com/mystree-sushi-for-two-p-1822.html