Mom Venture Recipes all in one place! I try to post recipes that are easy to make and budget friendly. My family is on a very tight budget too, so I know how important it is for some of us to be able to find good, healthy recipes that won’t break the bank :)
Here is a very yummy green smoothie recipe that my mom gave me. I think she found it in a magazine or something but I don’t know which one. Anyway, it is really really good. You would think that with as much spinach as it has in it, it would taste too much like spinach. The nice thing about spinach is that it is pretty mild to begin with, so just adding a small amount of some other ingredients, it takes on the flavor of those other ingredients pretty readily so that you really don’t taste the spinach! My kids love it, and I always end up having to share with them ;)
I have been using this shake recipe as my go to health smoothie because it tastes so good and it is easy and affordable! You can just buy a huge bag of spinach at Costco for pretty cheap and also a big tub of Adam’s natural peanut butter, and the bananas. I think it’s probably best to buy the Whey Protein Powder (make sure it’s made using Whey Protein Isolates) online since I’ve checked in my stores around here and they seem more expensive and many don’t use much of the isolates. Plus the cool thing about Amazon.com is that with some of their items, you can do the Subscribe and Save option which gives you a little bit of a discount and free shipping.
Now throw all of that into the blender and blend. You may need to do a pulse blend at first to get it going. I like to use this drink for a lunch replacement since I usually try to work out a little bit after lunch.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! Try it out and let me know what you think!
It’s officially fall and the days and nights are getting cooler. This is probably the time, if you’re an iced mocha drinker, that you might switch to hot mochas. There are so many flavors of mocha recipes, but one of my favorites and a popular one among espresso stand frequenters, is a White chocolate mocha. I, for one, am in love with white chocolate! I’m not a huge fan of hot coffee drinks, but a hot white mocha is one that I can enjoy :)
Here’s a great homemade white chocolate mocha recipe for you to enjoy! Try it, and I would love to hear what you think of it, and you can also rate it with the stars up above if you want :)
A yummy iced coffee drink for a hot summer day! Try this iced mocha recipe for a delicious ice cold pick me up.
Aprox. 16 oz cup
2 fresh shots of espresso, or ¼ cup fresh brewed coffee
1.5 tablespoons sweetened Cocoa powder or 1tbls. unsweetened Cocoa powder
1.5 tbls. Sugar (if using unsweetened cocoa)
Milk (try whole milk if you aren't concerned about calories)
First put the cocoa powder and sugar in your cup. Next pour in the espresso shots or coffee. Stir well. Pour ice in the cup until the cup is about ¾ full of ice. Fill the cup the rest of the way with the milk and stir a bit.
Enjoy your iced mocha!
You can easily adjust the amounts to taste!
Make sure your espresso shots or coffee is nice and hot.
Easy Potato, Eggs, Bell peppers, Onions and Cheese Skillet Recipe.
Easy to make, and wonderful for a tight budget. This recipe is great for breakfast lunch or dinner and you can add more ingredients if you like too! (mushrooms, bacon, ham, etc……) Makes just enough for our family of 5 (3 small children and 2 adults). You can easily double it for a larger family or if you want left overs.
3 potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 large onion sliced or diced
1 green pepper diced
1 cup cheese or more if you like lots of cheese!
garlic salt to taste optional
salt and pepper to taste.
Put a couple tablespoons of oil in a deep frying pan and arrange potatoe slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until they are somewhat browned on both sides.
Mix the eggs, onion, green pepper and garlic salt and pour on top of the browned potato slices in the frying pan. Top with cheese and cook on low-medium until eggs are done in the center.
I have some oat bran I’ve been meaning to use more often to add more fiber to mine and my family’s diet. What got me going on oat bran, was when my mom showed me an article in a magazine about the Dukan Diet. She tried it and actually did well losing some weight with it. I tried the Dukan Diet for a week and lost a few pounds but had a hard time sticking with it. I do like the idea of using oat bran to add more fiber to my diet though. The problem is that I keep forgetting to use it on a regular basis. I kept thinking about making muffins with it, and finally decided to just do it the other night. I searched for a good oat bran muffins recipe, but I was out of eggs and I couldn’t find one that I had all the ingredients for. So I decided to use my eggless Wacky Cake Recipe and just add some of the oat bran to it making them, Cake Mix Muffins :) . So here is what I did. I am not going to post the whole recipe, since you can just go to the Wacky Cake link above and use that but make the following changes:
I omitted the cocoa powder, but you could try it with the cocoa for chocolate oat bran muffins.
I mixed all ingredients in a bowl according to my Eggless Wacky Cake Recipe and used about 1 1/4 cup of flour, with 1/2 cup of oat bran. (if using the cocoa, you may want to use only 1 cup of flour)
I also ended up using only 1/2 cup sugar instead of a whole cup on accident, but they tasted great, so I think I will stick with only using half the sugar :)
After mixing the ingredients with the changes above, just fill each lightly greased muffin cup about 1/2-3/4 full. I only have a miniature muffin pan, so I baked them for about 15-20 min. You may need to bake regular muffins for about 30 minutes or so. at 350 degrees.
Now these do not rise quite as much as regular muffins and are a little heavier, but I love them that way! They are nice and moist and tasted wonderful!
I hope you enjoy this great, simple, healthy oat bran muffins recipe (with no eggs)!