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!
Tofu is a highly nutritious bean curd made from soy milk. It’s an excellent source of protein and very easy to cook with. There are many varieties and many ways to cook it. Pan-frying softer tofu until it resembles scrambled eggs is one of the simplest and tastiest.
Cherries pack a powerful nutritional punch that always delivers big bold flavour. Mulling them with warm spices and red wine adds lots of aromatic personality too. Mulled cherries are excellent over ice cream, in shortcake or anchoring a simple parfait. Adding the protein power of true yogurt and crunchy granola to any fruit really kick-starts your day. Especially with a flourish of real creamsicle flavour: pure orange and vanilla working their old-school magic in guilt-free yogurt! #HalfYourPlate