Tag Archives: Blueberries

A Kale Berry Smoothie for Breakfast or Anytime


Smoothie Kale Berry
I just became a fan of smoothies for breakfast. Why? My daughter was home for the weekend and usually she just drinks coffee for breakfast — which makes me wince secretly, or, truth be told, not so secretly.

But this weekend, in addition to her coffee, she had a healthy smoothie for breakfast — and even though it wasn’t very sweet, she liked it!

To make her smoothies, I basically followed the recipe in the most recent issue of Nutrition Action and added just one or two more ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Earthbound Farm Organic Kickstart, in the Kale Berry flavor (found in freezer section)
3/4 cup of milk (2% or whole milk)
1 – 2 teaspoons of black raspberry powder (optional)
1/4 cup ricotta cheese, part-skim or whole milk (optional)

STEPS

Just whiz all the ingredients in a high speed blender until it’s creamy.  Add more milk if needed.

NOTES
The Earthbound Farm product is quite expensive. You can easily cut the cost by buying a bag of each of the ingredients: frozen organic blueberries, strawberries, and kale!

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni

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Have a Berry Happy 4th of July!

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To me this red, white, and blue treat is heaven on a spoon. Which explains why I serve it  for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack – and not just on the 4th of July!

INGREDIENTS  

Raspberries
Blueberries
Greek yogurt
Ricotta cheese
Slivered almonds or chopped walnuts (if desired)
Maple syrup
Cherries (for garnish)

INGREDIENT NOTES

  • Blueberries – Wild blueberries have a lot more phytonutrients than cultivated blueberries. Organic wild blueberries are available frozen at Costco. The health benefits of blueberries.
  • Ricotta cheese – I buy whole milk ricotta made from the milk of  grass-fed cows. It’s creamy and wonderful.

STEPS

  • If frozen, defrost the raspberries and blueberries. Set aside.
  • Mix together equal portions of yogurt and ricotta cheese.
  • Place a layer of raspberries into your cup or bowl. Top the raspberries with half of the yogurt-ricotta mixture. Add a layer of blueberries, and top that with the remaining yogurt-ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with nuts, if using. Drizzle with a little maple syrup. Top with a fresh cherry!

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni