Place the sliced bananas in a sealed plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 1 hour. Place the brown sugar and 1/4 cups hazelnuts in a blender and grind together until fine. Place the frozen bananas, ice cubes, milk, and rum in the blender with the sugar and nut mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothies into 4 goblets or tall glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. Serve immediately.
TV producer Shonda Rhimes decided to change her life after her sister Delorse confronted her in 2013, saying, "You never say yes to anything." Those words were the basis of the Grey's Anatomy creator's best-selling book The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, where Rhimes started to change that way of living.
Rhimes told Oprah Winfrey on the show Super Soul Sunday in 2015 (via Parade) that she thought at the time: "I really need to start saying yes to the things that scare me. If I never say yes to anything, I need to start saying yes to things that I would always say no to automatically." So one thing that was important for the mother of three to say yes to, she said, was good health, so that she could be there for her kids.
And her eventual weight loss of over 125 pounds was she called a "byproduct" of saying yes, and also of "having an epiphany," she said. "I work so hard at everything that I do. I work my butt off at work and I work hard at being a mother, why do I think losing weight would be easy?" Just realizing that made a big difference for her. Rhimes also acknowledged that she wouldn't like it, telling Extra (via Popcrush), "I changed everything I ate — and I hated all of that — and then I hate exercising and I did that, too. I hated it the whole time." She admitted she still hates it, but she keeps on track for her health and for her family. - More