Last month I shared Cherry Sorbet, and today I’d like to discuss the simplicity of any fruit sorbet. Remember sorbets are made with just fruit and a little sugar and aren’t nearly as high in calories and fat as many other dessert recipes. They are a perfect summer dessert and so simple to make. You can use almost any kind of fruit and even use a mix of several fruits for your own unique sorbet. This really isn’t a recipe as much as a how to for your summer fruit. Read More
When it’s hot, I really enjoy having a cold, frosty liquid breakfast like a great smoothie. Today we’re using two super foods, blueberries and pomegranate, to get lots of heart healthy antioxidants with a great taste. Add some Greek yogurt, milk, oats, honey, and cinnamon and you’re revved up the taste as well as the nutritional value of your drink. Read More
I’ve been wanting to do a flag platter for several years and this year I finally did it. To me one of the joys of spring and summer is fresh strawberries. Now I can eat strawberries all by themselves and be happy, but if I want to raise the bar, I add a tablespoon or two of whipped cream. Oh my that’s for me.
Summer is almost here and that means lots of beautiful, fresh fruit. Many of us eat fruit daily, like an apple or banana for dessert. Most of us do not eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables a day. To promote your health, eat a variety of fruits and vegetables—at least 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables—each day.
Breakfast is a time we need to give our bodies fuel for the day after the night’s fast. It’s also a busy time in most households. Today’s recipe is a quick smoothie filled with delicious goodness. Frozen pineapple and blueberries with milk, chia seeds, and a little ginger blend together to create a heavenly taste to wake you up. If you need more protein, add a scoop of protein powder. Make it your own!
Colorful berries are powerhouses of antioxidant power that are both tasty and healthy for you. The little jewels of summer like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are available in most areas throughout the year. Frozen berries make every type of berry easily accessible to add flavor and punch to your diet. They are good for your gastrointestinal health, your heart, and help keep your mind alert. In fact, one landmark study shows that just one cup of berries provides all the disease-fighting antioxidants you need in a single day.
I’m a great salad lover and like to add lots of healthy chewy produce to my salad. I alternate the type of lettuce I use to prevent getting bored. My favorite is Romaine but I also love baby greens, Boston, Bibb, spinach, and red leaf lettuce. Today’s salad is mostly Romaine with red leaf lettuce, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and blueberries. Leaves should be bright and fresh looking. Choose crisp lettuces that are free of blemishes. A hard-boiled egg or grated cheese is optional. Fresh, delicious blueberries are my topping.