Kick start your morning or energize your afternoon
A well-crafted smoothie tastes so good you’ll forget it’s good for you! It’s one of my favourite ways to fill a glass with energy, nutrients and flavour. Use it to kick off your day - everyday - with the goodness of fruit. At heart, it’s just flavoured fruit puree so it’s easy to make. It’s also easy to jazz up with other healthy goodies like flax seed oil, yogurt or berries.
Yield: 1 Serving
1 or 2 bananas
a handful frozen blueberries, or other frozen berry
a handful other ripe seasonal fruit, fresh or frozen
orange, grapefruit, cranberry or apple juice
1 cup active culture yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
a splash flaxseed oil
a dribble vanilla
Orange Banana Berry
Toss a banana or two into a blender with a handful of frozen berries. Pour in orange juice until it’s almost level with the fruit. Add a large spoonful or two of yogurt, a splash of flax seed oil and a dribble of vanilla. Puree until smooth. Drink with a big smile on your face!
Toss a handful of frozen blueberries into a blender with a handful of frozen strawberries. Pour in enough cranberry juice to almost cover the fruit. Add a large heaping spoonful or two of yogurt, a small spoonful of honey, a splash of flax seed oil and a dribble of vanilla. Puree until smooth.
Toss a handful of frozen raspberries into a blender with a handful of peach slices. Pour in enough orange juice to almost submerge the fruit. Add a large heaping spoonful or two of yogurt, a splash of flax seed oil and a dribble of vanilla. Puree until smooth. Mix with champagne for a special brunch treat!
I’ve been making this dish for a long time. It’s a bit involved but it remains one of the most impressive potato dishes I know. This special occasion treat features the classic trio of potatoes, bacon and cheddar. It will take you a while to make, but the results are more than worth it. It’s the sort of thing that looks complicated until you try it and quickly realize how simple it is to master.