Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blueberry and Ginger Smoothie

It was a freezing cold winter day, and it certainly is not typical for me to come home after work and decide to make a shake for dinner.  On this particular day however, I was guilty of having eaten a large taco salad late in the day.  So, not starving but feeling rather guilty, I think I wanted to redeem myself, nutritionally.  A great and quick way to do that is with a blueberry and ginger smoothie.  Made of non-fat yogurt, frozen blueberries, freshly grated ginger and sweetened with honey, it a delicious way to end the day feeling good about yourself.

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

1/2 inch piece of fresh organic ginger, grated

2/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (or about a 6oz. container)

2 tsp honey

1 small organic banana, sliced

1/2 cup 2% milk

1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries (or frozen fruit of your choice)

Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.

Yield:  1 serving


Concord Grapes

Concord grapes have a gorgeous dark blue-purple color. Their skins are thicker than seedless grapes and pack a punch of grape flavor.  Inside, the flesh to the grape is firm and sweet. Don’t miss these when they come in season in the farmer’s markets in the fall.
Grapes, along with giving you a boost of natural sugar, also provide almost a quarter of your daily dose of vitamins C and K.