Wednesday, November 17, 2010
START THE DAY THE RIGHT WAY!
As I have said before - I spend my life either on a diet or breaking a diet (and the latter seems to be winning at the moment!!!). But I think that if you start off with something healthy, filling and tasty, you are giving yourself the option of being good for the rest of the day!!!!
Kim, who writes a wonderful blog called Stirring the Pot, wrote about a Banana & Vanilla Milkshake some time ago, and there is a reason why she was so enthusiastic about it - it is delicious! This is my version:
Banana and Vanilla Milk Shake
1 Frozen Banana*
3 Ice Cubes
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Fat Free Milk
1 tsp Honey*
I have tried a few variations on the theme (the biggest disaster was adding a spoon of coffee powder - yuk!), but I think that this is the best (and easiest) version.
*If the banana is very ripe, you might not need the honey.
Continuing on the theme, in the new Leon Cookbook there is a recipe for a Carrot, Orange and Ginger Juice - not rocket science perhaps, but a fantastic combination of flavours (that I wouldn't have come up with) that for some strange reason, really, really fills you up! (and they say is a great cold-buster too - Happy Days!)
Carrot, Orange and Ginger Juice.
1 Piece Ginger (thumb nail size)
Juice the carrots - if you don't have a juicer (and I wouldn't blame you, they are a killer to clean) just use juice from a carton
Juice the ginger (or grate)
Juice the orange and add to the carrot and ginger juice, stir and enjoy.