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During these pre-summer-already-sweltering days in Oklahoma, I feel like I’m trying to survive by eating ice — lots of ice in my drinks, sometimes more ice than liquid.  So last night I was dreaming about ice (and more ice), so I went back to my blender with this smoothie idea.  

Strawberry Chocolate Cinnamon Walnut Smoothie

1 cup whole strawberries, tops removed
1 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk
3 dashes of cinnamon
1/4 cup walnut halves
2 handsful of ice

Blend until ice is fully chopped.  Pour into glass and top with chocolate shavings.  Drink.  Hold glass to forehead for extra cooling.  Drink some more.

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Today I made a new yummy-but-sort-of-cheating sandwich:  Cucumber Walnut Cream Cheese Sandwich.  I’m still eating the cream cheese from Super Bowl Sunday, so today I decided to make a cucumber sandwich and add walnuts to it.  It was very good!  The cream cheese is lowfat, still fairly high in fat though  – 6g per tablespoon (3.5 saturated) – but it tastes like the full-fat version.   A guilty pleasure while dieting

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