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When I was growing up, Mom always decorated for Christmas with deep royal blue ornaments, silver garland, brass horn ornaments and flocked greenery. So beautiful, Mom! I thought this dessert would be a fitting tribute to her glamorous decor. The recipe for the meringue base for the pavlova is from Sallysbakingaddiction.com.
A great smoothie recipe designed for the start of a good morning or the end of a tough workout!
1/2 cup of Frozen Blueberries
3 Frozen Baby Carrots or Raw Baby Carrots
1 cup of Raw Spinach
3-4 Ice cubes
1 Cup of water
These ingredients are interchangeable, so please feel free to make any adjustments to this recipe! I made this recipe as a result of my packed schedule. I didn't have much time to eat breakfast in the morning, so it was easy to make a smoothie and drink it on the way to the bus for my morning classes.
One of the richest sources of vitamin E are oils, seeds, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin E is essential for physiological functions along with hormonal balances.
Carrots are rich in Beta Carotene/Vitamin A, important for vision, growth, and immune function. (I personally don't like carrots so it's a nice way of sneaking them into my diet!)
Blueberries are low-glycemic ranked food, meaning it promotes long-term energy and helps keep you satiated throughout your day. They're also high in antioxidants.
Bananas are full in Potassium and are great after a workout when you've sweat a good amount and need to restore some minerals.
Fave Memory: Sundays were never complete without pancakes growing up in my house. These lazy mornings would start off with careful measuring of ingredients and usually end with batter covering my mom’s normally immaculate kitchen countertops. The end result was always worth it though: sweet, sticky, syrup-covered pancakes. But the best of the best Sundays were the ones after my mom and I would go blueberry picking. Fresh blueberries in fluffy, golden pancakes were (and still are) the best way to wake up on a Sunday.