I’ve been cooking from The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great and have several great new additions to my repertoire. I picked this book up on the basis of a recommendation from one of the blog readers and want to say “Thanks!” It’s as fantastic as her other books. The recipes are delicious, easy to follow and very flexible, with lots of ideas for adaptations and swapping out of ingredients.
First, for breakfast my kids have been enjoying her soy milk smoothies. I’ve been using fresh bananas rather than the frozen she recommended because the kids like them a bit more drinkable rather than thick. We tried once without the banana but even though neither of the girls are big banana fans they both found the smoothie too overpowering in the other fruit flavor.
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 banana frozen or not
- 1 cup frozen fruit
- Blend this up in the blender and drink.
I’ve been buying the shelf stable soy milk which is great to have around in a pinch. We’ve used frozen mangoes and raspberries so far. I also had some leftover frozen jello and fruit things that no one liked so a few times I used one of those instead of honey.
Anyway, I think it’s a great breakfast for those that don’t actually like to eat much in the mornings. For me, I’m sticking with my toast and fresh tomatoes from the garden until the tomatoes are gone! Or on the weekends, I might add a scrambled or fried egg.
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