20 March 2010

smooth.

the cold season is upon us. (shouldn't it be over by now?) the changes in seasons always seem to bring sniffles, coughs and sore throats. i caught a bug last week that wasn't exactly charming. pepperminty ricolas, fizzy coke zeros and calming green tea were my drugs of choice. and smoothies. mmm. smoothies. since i recently discovered i'm lactose intolerant, i've ditched the icky cow milk for non-dairy milks. first try was rice milk. a generic brand, and also rice dream. both were OK--but chalky. then, lured by the all-american push for protein, i tried the ever-applauded silk brand soy milk--the one that's supposed to taste the best. i took a sip and dumped the rest down the drain. enter almond breeze. mmm. almonds. confident i'm already getting enough protein in my diet, [edit 11.11.10 i no longer agree with 'the china study' or any other vegan agenda. but i still love my almond milk! i also discovered my body can  tolerate heavy whipping cream. ah, shucks! turns out more fat = less lactose. mmm-mm, please!] the taste won me over. i prefer it to cow milk now. it substitutes wonderfully in recipes, foams in lattes and--yah i sound like a commercial so i'm going to stop. anyway, i use it in smoothies. for my sore throat, i blended one banana, two handfuls of frozen blueberries and perhaps 1/4-1/2 cup of unsweetened almond breeze. soothed and smoothed. then the sun came out. and it was even better. come on, spring!

4 comments:

Imene said...

I've been thinking a lot about trying smoothies for lunch. Yummy, beautiful colors and nutritious, what's not to love

liza said...

That is a fantastic photo!! How can a smoothie and a banana be SO beautiful?! Great idea. I'll go make one now...

this is very important said...

imene: hi! nice to meet you :]! yes, i agree with you on all counts. i absolutely love the color of blueberries blended. what sorts of smoothies do you like? what kind would you eat for lunch?

liza: hello again! thank you :]

all: please share your favorite smoothie recipes!

liza said...

... and you're very funny! Perfect caption!

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