Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Congrats to our Photo Contest winners + new #giveaway + Fruit smoothie w/protein #recipe

NEW GIVEAWAY BELOW!!!

BUT FIRST

The photo contest is complete and the tallies are in.  Rah, rah!



Thanks to one and all for participating. Hope you had fun. We did.
We wish we could tell each and every one of you in person much we appreciate you!

The winners for each category of the photo contest are:

  1. with a dog - Nancy S.  - good work trying to match the book cover!
  2. with a cat - Lorraine A. - look at the tongue :)
  3. having summer fun - Erica L. - what a wild ride.
  4. at a library - Jennifer M. - Velma is too cute.
  5. at a bookstore - Jana B. - way to go getting one for each author!





 





And now for our regularly scheduled program.

GIVEAWAY BELOW - DON'T MISS OUT.

To cool you down on a hot summer day, try this easy-peasy fruit smoothie, packed with flavor and protein! Yep, protein. It's a great on-the-go meal for kids or adults.  Enjoy!




All you need...



Protein Smoothie

(serves 1-2)

½ cup milk
1-2 tablespoons protein powder
½ cup orange juice
½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or with fruit)
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ banana

Put the milk and protein powder into a blender. Then add the juice, yogurt, and fruit. Blend for 1 minute.  Pour into 1-2 glasses and serve.

The frozen blueberries act as “ice” so this is thick and creamy!

By the way, I use Aria protein powder. What it says about the contents online at Designer Protein is: 15g of premium natural, GMO-free whey and plant protein, plus Biotin and Vitamin C for healthy, youthful-looking skin, hair and nails. Contains Calcium, Vitamin D and Phosphorus for bone health, and Folate to help support cell and tissue growth.

I enjoy having protein in my smoothie because I feel “full” for quite a long time, like I really had a "meal."

I buy Aria at my local grocery store, so I would imagine you could ask yours for it if you don't see it on the shelves.


One little imbiber loved it!





Giveaway

I (Daryl) am giving away a book today - any of my published titles.  Simply tell me whether you entered a photo in our contest, whether you thought about entering one, whether you looked at the other entries, whether you thought it was too much work to enter a photo...
Or whether you have heard of my new series, the French Bistro Mysteries.
The first, A DEADLY ÉCLAIR comes out in November.

Leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

Savor the mystery!

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