While still hanging about in the January kitchen, thought I'd just share some
liquid refreshment. More substantial than just a mug of strong black coffee,
or a delicate china cup and saucer filled with Empress Grey (my favorite tea),
my new drink, replacing a midday meal, or sometimes for breakfast, is
something I concocted for want of a glut of fresh fruit on hand and a blender.
I'm keeping Kefir and Naked juices in my refrigerator from hereon out!
This is my quick version of a smoothie - those often over-priced, fancy blended
drinks purporting to be the elixir to quaff in the quest to perfect health. Well
perhaps some are, but we don't really need to be snacking on them often when
away from home, far too many calories to be consuming between meals.
My quick and easy 'smoothie' has become a meal replacement, enjoyable and
Read the history of amazing Kefir. It has so many health benefits. The
Helios Greek Nonfat brand, with extra protein and honey and several different
flavors to choose from, is my favorite. Here I'm using pear & honey.
To the Kefir I add - about half and half - Naked brand juice, fruit or
veggie, here I'm using their delicious sugar-free Blue Machine.
A quick stir together and you have a great tasting, healthy combo.
Both items are easy to find in grocery stores.