10.25.2008

lazy morning breakfast

Nearly every Saturday morning, I am completely useless. But today, I was wide awake at 7:30am. And while usually these mornings are dedicated to a bit of couch time and a workout - today we're taking our five year old niece shopping for Christmas presents! Jeff knows he can always get me moving if he makes me a cappuccino...in my favourite mug. I only have it once or twice a week, but I dream about it everyday... Photobucket I love to shop with energy and panache. Otherwise, it just drags on forever; especially if it's not going well. So a blackberry smoothie was definitely in order. Photobucket Blackberry Smoothie (serves 1) 3/4 cup frozen blackberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 defrosted, but formerly frozen banana 2 tbsp raw hempseed 1 tbsp Udo's flaxseed oil 1 packet stevia 1.5 cups water 1. Allow the banana to defrost enough to be able to take it out of the skin. 2. Blend all ingredients until the hempseeds are well blended. Add more water if necessary. Enjoy!

23 comments:

HoneyB said...

I could definitely do this smoothie! Hope you had a great day with your niece!

gail said...

Thanks honeyb! It was super fun! She's the only niece, and we're the only uncle/auntie, so it's fun to spoil her rotten...and we did!

And to everyone: You CAN'T TASTE THE FLAXSEED OIL! Or just leave it out :)

Meg said...

What a great smoothie recipe! Isn't it fun being an aunt!?

Vanessa said...

Okay, but that cappuccino.... uhm... what camera do you use??? And can I have a cappuccino, too? :)

Gera said...

Hi Gail,

Two great photos with a perfect smoothie to begin the day and charge the batteries ;) Delicious!

gail said...

meg - so suuuper fun! I can't even pick what is the most fun, but it's all really fun. Luckily, she really likes this "bouncy house" at the Calgary Farmer's Market, so we're good buddies that way. :)

gail said...

vanessa - canon digital rebel xti. I only use one lens, a 50mm. But I edit my photos with picnik.com, and it's pretty amazing!

Jessie said...

oh wow...looks so good!

+jessie
a.k.a. the hungry mouse

gail said...

Thanks jessie! Now I'm thinking it needs to be much warmer outside everyday, so I can enjoy the smoothie everyday...although I guess I could warm up with the cappuccino!

Myrtille said...

My favorite smoothie! With blueberries
of course...
I'll have to check picnik.com out.

Foong said...

Looks yummy. This smoothie sure do pack a punch and it's great healthy start.

Chef E said...

I definitely make these at home and at my old health food cafe, they are a good starter!

Heidi / Savory Tv said...

Thank you for your recipe! I've neglected my flax oil for quite some time and it's time for a change, now I have a delicious reason!

alexander said...

This looks fabulous. I love a good smoothie for breakfast, thanks for the post!

gail said...

heidi / Savory tv - Do try adding the flaxseed oil to a smoothie - but I've noticed that if I don't have enough different flavours in there you might be able to pick it out. Just something to keep in mind.

Thanks for stopping by Alexander!

FoodJunkie said...

Does Christmas come so early in your part of the world?? :-)

gail said...

foodjunkie - hehe you're right...it does seem a little strange to go Christmas shopping so early. But it's easier to buy her clothing when she's there, and before the shops get too busy :)

Jessie said...

Um, I'm looking at the smoothie. Again. YUM. :D

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Rowena said...

Aggggh! Coffee!!! (well not exactly)

This morning I had coffee sans gecko. It sure made my day! :lol:

Food Lover said...

Hello you have super big pictures on your site haha and they are really sharp and nice!

Sgfoodlover from Singapore favourite food

Catherine said...

Ahh Christmas present already?? I can't even begin to start thinking about Christmas.

gail said...

food lover - glad you like the pics! They are fun to take - but definitely more fun when they do turn out nice. Sometimes, there are so many things I don't post because I am not fond of the pictures!

catherine - yes sad but true... hehe

Tony said...

Mmmmmmm that smoothie looks really good. Might be nice to have a smoothie to wake you up, then settle down with a good Cappuccino after :)

Just stumbled across your blog, really nice, a breath of fresh air.

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