Today the letter Y is for the yellow banana orange smoothie. To create this smoothie, I added four bananas and one orange along with some almond milk. This helped to ensure the smoothie was yellow so I would have something to write about for the letter Y.
What I have discovered over the last two years is that satisfying my sweet tooth with fresh fruit works best for me. In the mornings, I make delicious smoothies, but once or maybe two times a month I like to bake a desert sweetened with fruit. In the past I always used sugar, but recently I decided to try using fruit in a cake only, and it definitely works. The plus is you do not have that ugh feeling after eating a piece of cake sweetened with fruit, which is something I usually get with processed sugar deserts.
Yesterday I used pureed raisins and a banana along with carob to make a sweet yet not overly saccharine cake. I find bananas are one of my favorite fruits these days, and having these on hand is a much more nutritious way to deal with my sweet cravings.