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Body Paint Protein Shakes For The Tiny Terror

The Tiny Terror

I have written about the tiny terror a few times previously. You can read about her soaking the place in milk here and about getting her hand trapped here .and about hiding away here . She hadn't been too bad recently, she has just turned three years of age and I thought perhaps the terrible two stage was mostly over. Perish the thought! The wild child is still as active as ever.


Her mother likes what she calls "sludge". It's a quick dessert and popular with those who enjoy body building and weight lifting. I love sludge, though I am not doing sufficient weight lifting to justify eating it, which doesn't stop me eating it anyway. To make sludge, you put a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter into a bowl, add one or two scoops of protein powder and a little water, and mix it all up into a thick dessert. You can add more or less water to your own taste, so it's thicker or thinner. I like it at what is termed a "slow dropping consistency". It's not as thick as plaster, say but neither does it run like custard. It takes a few seconds to make and tastes delicious. The tiny terror wanted a taste of her mother's sludge when she made some the other day, so her mother made her some of her own in a bowl, then she got called into the other room to do something, leaving the tiny terror alone with a bowl of delicious, thick, slow-dropping-consistency sludge. It's very filling and the tiny terror has only a small appetite, so there was more than she had room for in her tummy.

Body Paint

When her mother came back in a few minutes later, the remains of the sludge were body painted all up her legs and onto her tummy and also onto the carpet, which her mother says will never be the same again. The tiny terror was soon cleaned in the bath but the carpet took a lot more scrubbing and the dog had to be kept away in case it upset his tummy!

Toddler Leash

What reminded me of this was an article by a dad who kept his "wild child" toddler on a leash in crowded places. He said it kept the child safe because she tended to run away, dart out into traffic and generally cause panic and mayhem. He reckoned he was going to get criticism for it and he did but not from me. I had all my children on reins when walking as toddlers. I don't understand those who say it's humiliating. Who for? The child doesn't understand "humiliating" but they would certainly understand getting hurt or killed running into the road. Who could forgive themselves for that? My heart is in my mouth every time I see a small child lagging unsecured behind a parent, walking along a busy road. It takes only a moment for a child to dart out into the road and be killed.

Peanut Butter Smoothie

The picture is of a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. This is pretty close to what sludge is but not just as thick.

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VinceSummers wrote on June 3, 2017, 6:36 PM

I wondered how the body paint angle crept in. When I was a child, we had a dessert you never hear mentioned. It's called Junket rennet custard. It is both super tasty and quite delicate and easily digested. What a treat. I pity the younger generation for what they've been deprived of.

MegL wrote on June 4, 2017, 3:27 AM

I remember rennet. I think that makes the curds and whey from Little Miss Muffet. I also think it's used in cheese making.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 4, 2017, 8:27 AM

I haven't tried it yet. But the peanut butter smoothie is a real treat that I make with added bananas and vanilla ice cream. The toddler leash is a great way to save lives and sometimes I think there should be adult leashes in some rare cases, lol

melody23 wrote on June 4, 2017, 12:07 PM

Oh no I bet that was some mess to clean up! I love protein shakes but have never thought to make a desert out of them, maybe I should give it a go

MegL wrote on June 4, 2017, 12:14 PM

I like mine with almond butter and my daughter prefers peanut butter.

melody23 wrote on June 4, 2017, 3:50 PM

I would probably prefer the peanut too. now I need to buy some peanut butter!

MegL wrote on June 5, 2017, 2:52 AM

In the UK, I have found the Meridian peanut butter the one I like best. It comes in large tubs and you can get smooth or crunchy versions (I prefer crunchy but you may prefer smooth) and you can get versions with no added salt or sugar. I buy the almond butter online from myprotein . com . It comes in crunchy, smooth or coconut flavour. Again, I prefer crunchy but a friend prefers smooth. Hers lasts a LOT longer than mine. Almond butter has more protein and less carbohydrate than peanut butter but is a lot more expensive. Both peanut and almond butters have quite a lot of calories.

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cmoneyspinner wrote on June 6, 2017, 12:38 PM

That's just great! You mentioned peanut butter. Now I have to go downstairs and eat a teaspoonful. I'm fine as long as nobody mentions it. :)

MegL wrote on June 6, 2017, 2:48 PM

LOL. In my case, it wouldn't be a teaspoonful, it would be several. But today, I don't have peanut butter in the house and I am down to my last spoonful of almond butter until the fresh order arrives Thursday. Wah!!!

melody23 wrote on June 7, 2017, 4:35 AM

I buy a massive jar of peanut butter from Costco every so often. I don't actually like peanut butter all that much with the exception of when its in milkshakes which is what makes me think I would like it in this idea, the other half loves the stuff though

MegL wrote on June 7, 2017, 7:49 AM

We don't have costco over here, that I know of but I have found that since using the meridian peanut butter that I no longer like any of the ones sold in supermarkets. A couple of years ago, I bought a particular make when on holiday in the Midlands. It was touted as organic, "good for you" stuff and it was revolting! I threw it out and I will eat almost anything! Milkshakes with peanut butter I have not tried. I use protein shake with my peanut butter, or preferably almond butter and it's luvverly stuff! Hope you enjoy it.

melody23 wrote on June 7, 2017, 11:47 AM

There is a milkshake stand in one of our shopping centres here that does a Nutella and peanut butter milkshake affectionately called 'the nutter' and I swear its one of the best things I ever tasted, and I don't even have a particularly sweet tooth!

MegL wrote on June 7, 2017, 4:45 PM

I think I would probably love that! I could probably reproduce that with the protein shake using the chocolate smooth variety, with peanut butter or even hazelnut butter, (which you can also buy and which is delightful) and maybe an extra spoonful of cocoa powder. MMMMM

melody23 wrote on June 8, 2017, 9:19 AM

I sell both chocolate and vanilla protein shakes with my forever business, I usually go for the vanilla made with hazelnut milk but the chocolate with added peanut butter actually sounds even better!

haze wrote on June 28, 2017, 12:54 PM

The tiny terror sounds full of life. Kids are something with what they can get into. I think the toddler leash can be a useful tool to keep you little one safe. Sometimes I think they need one for teens.

MegL wrote on June 28, 2017, 2:11 PM

I would have needed the leash for her a couple of weeks ago. I had them both in the park and was helping the older one up onto a higher item. 30 seconds! when I looked around, the tiny terror had disappeared. That is a heart stopping moment.