Butternut Squash Muffins

The lack of fall weather in Seattle isn’t stopping me from being in full force fall mode. I’ve got mini pumpkins on my coffee table, fall-colored mums on my window sill and I’m dying to break out my sweaters and … Continue reading

In the Summertime….

Why not have a fruit smoothie in the morning? The fruit basically jumps in your basket at the farmer’s market or the grocery store this time of a year (if it doesn’t, it should). Substitutions are in the parenthesis below. Take advantage and stock up. Spend 1 day freezing fruit so when its cold and gray in January, you can indulge in a smoothie or add those blueberries and raspberries to your pancakes. Speaking of raspberries, how delicious do these look?

Golden Raspberries

  • 4 oz Soy Milk (Milk, Almond Milk)
  • 4 oz Acai Juice (Blueberry, Grape or Pomegranate Juice)
  • 1 Banana
  • 12 oz of fruit, frozen or fresh (Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberries and the list goes on…)

Blend ingredients in a blender for 2 minutes. If you are using frozen fruit, make the smoothie the night before and keep it in the refrigerator. That way in the morning, the majority of the fruit is thawed and the smoothie is frothy. I try to limit the quantity of berries with seeds that I use (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries etc). We have also added carrot juice, tomato juice and most recently a beet. The colors were spectacular.