Berries, bananas, and a blender make the best breakfast smoothie – not to mention an alliterative alimentary awakening!
Just combine one cup of skim milk, one banana (fresh or frozen), and about 1/2 cup of frozen, mixed berries in a blender and blend till smooth. Add 28g of Kellogg’s All Bran Buds, ground to a fine powder, for about half your daily fiber needs and a little extra vitamin boost! You can drink your smoothie or serve it over fresh berries or cereal or both. I like mine in a to-go cup as I’m dashing out the door!
Blueberries and blackberries are luscious right now. To make them last longer, soak them in a solution of water and white vinegar for about 15 minutes, pat dry, and store in the fridge.
Not too long ago, I’d have balked at eating a salad that contained the combination of ingredients I chose, earlier tonight, at Salata:
Mixed greens, kale, spinach, sprouts, cabbage, tomatoes, black olives, black beans, onions, peas, beets, mandarin oranges, pineapple, strawberries, almond slivers, with a side of ginger-lime vinaigrette and a warm, multigrain roll. Some part of my brain still reels in mock horror at the notion, but it’s really delicious. I think the trick is to get the right balance, and left to my own devices, I’d probably overdo it on one or more of the ingredients, or fail to toss it as thoroughly as they do at Salata. But it was just right.
Beets and more berries before bed.
Why, Oh, Why?
To try to answer my future son-in-law’s question, “Why do people take and post so many pictures of their food?” I think, maybe, it’s because food doesn’t run away. Food doesn’t ever throw a hand over its face and wail about looking like crap. In fact, given the right lighting and a bit of skill at plating the dish, food practically preens for the camera. It is colorful, easily posed, and great to practice on. You never have to pay food or get a model release. Food is a common theme; we all have to eat. Food pics are satisfying appetizers and generate ideas for livening up a boring, routine menu. Food pics are fun!
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