Sunday, May 1, 2011

Back to Morning Shakes!

One of my brothers came this weekend to help us with the myriad jobs of getting fully moved from our old house to the farm. So instead of just gobbling down a piece of toast and/or working until way past dinner time to finally eat at night, we actually had 'regular meals' for two days (we can't starve our help!).

I enjoyed planning and cooking and eating at the table, complete with flowers picked from around the farm.

And after looking at my blender all set up and ready to go for the past few weeks, I finally gave it a whirl and made some of my super smoothies for breakfast. I have multiple smoothie recipes on my website that I enjoy making.

Yesterday and today's recipes were similar using blueberries and peaches yesterday and blueberries and strawberries today. Yum, yum............they tasted great! I think I can get back into the habit pretty easily, having that delicious taste to refresh my memory.

Photo: Blueberry-Strawberry Smoothie

Yes, our kitchen counter and wall behind it are green, green, and more green. I like the color of green (like kale!) but even this is a little too much green for me. However, we are not remodeling the kitchen until 1) we have more money, 2) we have more time, and 3) we live in the house for at least a year to know what we like and what we don't like about how the kitchen and other rooms are laid out (what works, what does not).

In the meantime, I know this smoothie recipes works!

1 cup unsweetened soymilk
1 cup juice (I used apple-carrot juice)
2 ounces soft tofu
3 small carrots, cut up into chunks
1/2 cup plain unflavored yogurt
3/4 cup frozen fruit
1/4 cup mixture of flaxseed, wheat bran, oat bran, wheat germ (equal parts)

Mix in blender until smooth. Add a bit more juice only if needed. This makes a lot, which can be one very large serving or 3 medium servings like the glasses in the photo.

Back to shakes is a first for the farm but is rather like back to the future for me again.

"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"

Diana Dyer, MS, RD


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Diana! A smoothie sounds great :) - Jessica Butcher

Kateri said...

Thanks for the smoothie recipe. I often make smoothies for breakfast. I've never put flax seed or carrots in them--I will have to try that. I've been picking new kale leaves from last years plants for about a week now.

(The fish soup was very good, buy the way.)