From Fast Flavours, 2012
Jump out of bed and hit the ground running with a glass full of goodness. This homemade breakfast treat is a nutritional jump-start. Feel free to vary the base and mix in whatever you have for a jolt of creativity to kick start each and every day. This smoothie tastes so good you’ll forget it’s healthy!
Yield: 2 to 3
2 ripe bananas, peeled
2 cups (500 mL) or so frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, mango, peach, pineapple or your favourite fruit
1 cup (250 mL) or more of any flavour real yogurt
2 cups (500 mL) or so of orange juice
2 tablespoons (30 mL) or so of refrigerated flax oil or other healthy oil or your favourite nutritional additive
Toss all the ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend the works until very smooth watching the blades work their magic, just a minute or two. Serve and share!
© Chef Michael Smith
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