Liquid Breakfast and Friday Fun Fact debut
The term liquid breakfast may conjure up memories of senior year in high school, end of year pranks and seeing students being wheeled to the nurses office from one too many before the first bell rang, or not. As the weather warms up a nutritional smoothie in the a.m. does the trick for me. It provides a jolt of antioxidants and fiber in something that tastes great and goes down easy. What a way to prepare for the weekend.
One for the Road – Blueberry, OJ and Banana smoothie
For one smoothie you’ll need:
1 Cup frozen blueberries – I use Trader Joe’s Wild Boreal blueberries that are tiny and super blue
1/2 cup Orange Juice
3 oz. silken lite tofu OR 4 oz. vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
Put all in blender at high or ice crusher speed. Add a little water if too thick. The tofu will make this creamy and add some protein. If you are not a tofu fan, use some yogurt in its place.
Friday Fun Fact
Any of you that know me know how I love fun facts. Facts that to some may seem useless. There is a magazine dedicated to these kinds of facts called Mental Floss and although I didn’t get the following information from it, It made me think that throwing in a fun fact on Fridays about food or drink might be… Fun. SO here’s the first one.
It wasn’t that long ago that “a cold one for the road” meant a tall boy from the convenience store or a “roadie” from your local watering hole. Today’s Friday Fun Fact is that in the state of Texas, a horse is considered a vehicle and you can get cited with a DUI while riding. If only there were such a law for skiing or snowboarding we’d be set.
Happy Friday ya’ll