For everyone who wants to enjoy delicious food AND stay fit and healthy.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
For most of the year, my blender sits in the back of a kitchen cabinet. But not in July! Now is the time when a fruit/yogurt/juice/soy milk (or some combo of those) smoothie is just right. I like them best at breakfast alongside my daily mugs of hot, milky tea. But a smoothie can be good as your lunch, too. The other day I made a blender full of the following ingredients: one ripe banana, a cup of sliced mango, a cup of vanilla soy milk, about 1/2 cup plain yogurt and the same amount of orange juice, and a few packets of Splenda. Whir in the blender, and after a minute or two add a cup of crushed ice.
You can share this with someone, but I have the whole amount in a couple of helpings. It certainly is filling and also is packed with vitamins and a healthy amount of fiber. Experiment with the ingredients you like best!
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.