Tuesday, May 31, 2011

When it's too hot to cook...

It's the first really, really hot day. Too hot to make oatmeal, too hot for a sandwich. But you've got to eat something, right?

In the summer, I often have smoothies for either breakfast or lunch. They're fast, healthy and easy. Summer is always a busy time too, so it's nice to not have to involve a lot of dishes (especially when you haven't got a dishwasher--the last thing I want to do is spend 30 minutes with my hands immersed in hot water).

My first smoothie of the season:

2 bananas
1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4-1/2 cup ground flax seed (I usually put flax, oatmeal or both into my smoothies. Makes it a little more filling)
Enough orange juice to get the consistency you want (I probably used around 1 1/2 cups).

Blend and drink!

Serves 2.

And that's lunch!


  1. I love the idea of putting cinnamon in there! Never would have thought of that!

  2. I've been told that cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar levels... diabetes runs in the family so one way I'm trying to take preventative measures is by including a LOT of cinnamon in my diet... it actually adds to the sweetness a bit too without having to add sugar.