This Month’s Smoothie: Apple Almond

I’m still doing the smoothie thing, though a few times a week instead of every day now! While I wait for all the great summer fruit to come into season, I am still eating apples. This smoothie is a protein source for me, since I am a vegetarian. Very light and refreshing too! Here’s the recipe:

1/4 cup almonds ground into powder

1/2 scoop Bluebonnet Whey protein powder

1 apple, peeled, cored, cut in cubes

3/4 cup almond milk (Pacific Brand tastes best)

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on low speed for 1 minute, or until thoroughly blended. Serve over ice if you like your drink really cold. I like mine at close to room temperature so I don’t get a chill!

A Corner with a Screen

Finishing out an otherwise unused corner of a large room with a painted folding screen is a beautiful way to delineate a small seating arrangement and make a visual statement. The key components are; the screen, an eye-catching chair, a spot table, and some accents. Here I love the way this pillow is in keeping with the colors, but adds a modern touch.

1/ Asian folding screen: With an antiqued silver background and hand-painted bamboo motif, this screen telegraphs quiet sophistication.

2/ Belle chair: Pretty feminine lines go current with gloss white frame and weathered grey beige leather.

3/ Pillow: This graphic pillow keeps the whole look from getting too serious by adding a bright playful note.

4/ Spot Table: The chunkier lines are a good foil for the curvy chair.

My Must Haves of the Month

1/ I eat Fage yogurt at least twice a day with a spoon of maple syrup mixed in for semi-sweet protein boost.

2/ Marc Jacobs sunglasses. Now that we are headed for sunny weather I am all set. I love the color.

3/ My yoga mat. I am addicted to Sheila’s yoga classes at Motion Fitness so I started keeping my mat in the car so I never miss it.

4/ Cocktail ring. I wore this at my photoshoot last month and couldn’t part with it. I’ve been wearing it almost every day since!

5/ Balenciaga bag. I really needed a new handbag, but never like anything I see, so I broke down and finally bought the bag I’ve been pining for. Why I love it: great go with anything color, non-flashy hardware, can be worn on the arm or cross body, and, it looks perfect on me!