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My new Favorite breakfast…

14 Mar

I love breakfast foods. And I could eat breakfast foods all day…

Well, a few weeks ago I discovered this local bakery that sells their breads and granola at local health food stores. I encountered this granola, partly recommended by a guy who was demonstrating an açaí sherbet and juice. He served the sherbet with pieces of banana and granola. I liked the sample so I bought the sherbet and the granola. If there’s any testament to how much I like the granola, the sherbet still sits untouched in my freezer and I am in my third bag of granola already…

Nowadays, my favorite breakfast combination is to mix fresh fruit – strawberries, peaches, papaya, pineapple, etc. – with yogurt, honey and about ½ cup of Granola from La Hogaza. I’ve never been fond of eating dry cold cereal with milk in a bowl. But, I like the granola mixed with yogurt because it stays super crunchy until the last bite.

Besides my usual fruit-based smoothies, I love that I have a new way of getting my fruit for breakfast. Every morning I look forward to my granola/yogurt mix… it may not look all that good all jumbled together, but it tastes amazing.

Welcome 2011!!!

3 Jan

Hi my dear friends… I know I’ve been a little quiet lately but it’s been because there were some illness in the family and that has kept me away from writing these last few weeks. But I have kept on piling up the ideas and recipes.

2010 was a great year – full of blessings and challenges. I started 2011 by eating 12 grapes and asking for 1 wish per month. I always ask for a mixture of spiritual/altruistic wishes and a few material ones. I can’t share them yet because if I do, then they will not become reality. I promise to share as they become true…

But now, at the beginning of the year, you always want to get a fresh start on those things you always know you should do and for some reason don’t. So, here are my resolutions for 2011:

Eat more fresh salads

As a vegetarian you would think I already did this, but I get lazy when I am hungry and in a hurry.

Exercise more

Since becoming vegetarian I have maintained a healthy weight. Some might even say I am underweight… but I need to tone up more. I want to be stronger physically and exercise will do that. A combination of power walking, P90X and Hatha Yoga are in store for me.

Continue to eat fresh fruits for breakfast

This was a resolution of a few years back, but I kind of slacked a little lately. I promise to maintain this habit in a more consistent basis in 2011.


What are your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions?? Please share…

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

7 Jan

As part of my New Year’s resolutions I have to eat more fruits and vegetables…

I wish I had the time to make myself a huge fruit salad every morning, but I don’t.  So my alternative is to make myself a fruit smoothie every morning.  I try to mix up the fruits to use what’s in season, but also to suit my cravings.  I also try to add ingredients that will increase my protein and fiber content in the smoothie, such as soy protein powder or oatmeal.

This is the smoothie I made this morning…  strawberry banana with passion fruit juice.  It’s yummy…



1 banana
3 medium strawberries
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup fruit juice – orange, passion fruit, pineapple would all work
2 tablespoons of oatmeal
squirt of honey, optional
a few ice cubes
  1. Mix all ingredients well in a blender.
  2. Add a little water if it’s too thick.

Other fruit combinations I like:

papaya and mango

papaya and banana

strawberry and orange juice

strawberry and kiwi fruit

mango with passion fruit juice

mango and orange juice

blueberries and banana

raspberries and pineapple juice

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