Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hotdog Dinner And A Chocolate Cherry Almond Milkshake

Haven't had hotdogs in ages, but what cute packaging, right?
It's summer weather out.
Sun is nice, shiny, and warm, hot, humid air smells of outdoor grilling and freshly cut grass.
The spirit got me in the mood for newness, especially when thinking about barbecue and marinating portabella "burgers," "sausages," veggie kabobs, and other animal friendly outdoor cuisine.
Yves makes these hotdogs that were currently on sale this week for $3.49.
Naturally, it seemed a good buy- there's 8 in a pack!
As many know brown rice paired with black beans makes a complete protein.
Thus why not include more?
Adding one Yves chopped hotdog (sauteed in olive oil for 3 minutes), a half cup of broccoli, onions, garlic, and avocado, one couldn't possibly imagine if this odd combination would pan out very well...

Only five ingredients blended here:
Handful of raspberries, blueberries, and frozen Bing cherries, a cup of Blue Diamond's Chocolate Almond milk, and a tablespoon of Peanut Butter Company's Dark Chocolate Dreams (yes, I love, LOVE this stuff!!!).
To amp nutritional factor, I also recommend adding Flax Seed Oil, 1/3 cup of shredded coconut, one ripened banana, and slivered almonds.
No need for ice when everything is cold, especially the huge frozen cherries!

Raspberries, cherries, and blueberries has turned the concoction into a pretty fuchsia  shade!
Just seconds away from yumminess!
A chop here, a stir here,  a grate, so on and so on until desired texture.
A four count of avocado minis were on sale for 2/$5. Couldn't pass that up that grocery deal, but still, remember that farmer's market is always best for fresh locally grown produce
The overall meal was delicious and fulfilling on all counts.
May need to chop another hotdog next time for it got lost in the overwhelming array of savory, saucy black beans and the buttery, melt in your palette ripened avocado. Texture and taste were quite flavorful- no need for added salt or seasonings, Yves has it down to a science. Will definitely try it the traditional way- between a bread bun topped with lots of diced onions and ketchup- that's how one really knows if they have made a successful product. That's the simplest taste test there is! ;)
As for the milkshake, just incredibly delicious!
The best happy ending anyone could make in under two minutes. Slightly crunchy ( cherry pits?), a bit chunky, and creamy, this fruity, chocolaty almond milk drink will have everyone screaming, "Cow milk what?"


  1. Yummy! I love the food that are meatless but taste like meat and beef.

    1. I do too! Plus these "meats" are lower in fat, have a great amount of protein, and taste delicious. It's just the sodium content that gets these processed foods trouble & one must not eat these too much, you know? :)