Afternoon snack.

Oh yum. A refreshing afternoon snack for me and the hubby. These fruit smoothies have been sustaining me lately...

 Well, smoothies and peanut butter & banana sandwiches on squishy farm bread...

The honey wheat bread is from a farm about 2 hours from here near Athens, TX.   We pulled up the gravel driveway to the nondescript ranch house and pulled out the driveway again with our car filled to the brim with fresh eggs, homemade fruit preserves, and about 25 loaves of this delectable bread that was still warm!  Most of it was sold in our farm store on Saturday, but we were lucky enough to snag one for ourselves!

How to make the sandwich:

1 slice farm-fresh honey wheat bread
1-2 Tbs organic peanut butter {let's be honest, I used 2 Tbs}
1 organic banana
Raw local honey

Cut a thick slice of farm bread and slather peanut butter all over it.  Add sliced bananas and drizzle with honey.  Fold the bread in half so it’s a super thick sandwich.

Variation: substitute homemade fruit preserves for the bananas and honey

How to make the smoothie:

2 cups whole milk (preferably raw or low-pasteurized) - you could also use whole milk yogurt for a more tangy taste
1 frozen banana
5-6 frozen strawberries
1 handful frozen blueberries
1-2 scoops almond or peanut butter (I used crunchy almond butter)
3-4 drops vanilla creme stevia (or 1 tbs honey)

I don't have the most powerful blender, so I blend it in a food processor, and it works great!  It comes out very thick, almost like soft-serve ice cream.  If you want it thicker, add more frozen fruit.

Then, I just sprinkled some granola on top.  Enjoy!