That was my plan for dinner last night. I’ve never been a big fan of black-eye peas and haven’t made them in a couple of years. Now all of a sudden, I LOVE them. I mean, I’ll cook 1 pound of them, give Nick, Elijah and Miranda one serving each one night and spend the next four days eating the rest myself!
Last night all I wanted was black-eye peas, so I ate two mugs full. Then I decided I would cap it off with a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie. Then I fell asleep before making the smoothie. Not tonight, though!
I’m sure everyone has their favorite way of cooking black-eye peas, so I won’t share mine here. I’m sure some of you are curious about the Blueberry Muffin Smoothie, though, so here’s my version of it:
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon agave syrup
1/4 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger (optional)
2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
- Be kind to your blender and add liquids first.
Add the other ingredients.
Pulse and then blend.
P.S. Here are some health benefits you get from eating black-eye peas. According to blackdoctor.org, black-eye peas help BURN fat and are a good source of iron and protein. They’re also loaded with vitamin B and potassium. More details are available at blackdoctor.org.