If you thought my next blog post was going to be about the Domino’s “gluten-free” pizza, you’re not far off. I wanted it to be about the pizza and the entire fiasco surrounding it. But, I’m still a bit hot. You don’t want me blogging about something while that hot. I will go off on wild tangent after wild tangent. You don’t want that. It’s worse than me just being angry. Or even Bruce Banner getting angry. So, rest assured, if you want to hear my take on it, you will. Just not right now. Until then, you can read Alta’s (Tasty Eats At Home) viewpoint or Ken Scheer’s (Rock A Healthy Lifestyle) viewpoint. In fact, I’ll give you some homework. Read the Domino’s press release, Alice Bast’s (Director of the NFCA) statement, and Dr. Alessio Fasano’s (Director, Center for Celiac Research, University of Maryland) statement. Then, listen to The Gluten-free Radio Podcast, hosted by Jules Shepard (Jules Gluten-free), with Alice Bast as her guest, addressing the NFCA’s involvement in Domino’s gluten-free pizza release.
I’ve been making variations of this smoothie for the last week and yesterday after work, I think I hit a note of fuzzy food memories yesterday after finally adding almond butter. I was getting hints of peach cobbler. Then peach crisp. Then Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Don’t ask me how I remember that cereal tastes because I don’t know. It’s been a good 20 years since I last had it. Bottom line, I sucked that sucker down so fast I was wanting more. It was so good, I wanted to share it with you right away, but life got in the way. In fact, I think I will be making as soon as I post this and get dinner on the stove. Clams anyone?
Peachy Keen Cinnamon Toast Crunch Smoothie – 16 ounce serving
1 1/2 cups frozen peaches (you can do a mix of frozen peaches and frozen mango if you want)
1 teaspoon maca root powder
1 tablespoon raw local honey or your sweetener of choice
1 tablespoon almond butter (if you can’t do almonds, just omit and don’t use something else instead, the flavor will change too much)
healthy pinch of cinnamon
dairy-free milk (I used unsweetened almond)
Place peaches, maca root powder, sweetener of choice, almond butter, and cinnamon to your blender. Add milk to just under the 2 cup line. Blend until smooth and there are no chunks of frozen fruit. Pour and enjoy!