Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Five A Day

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Though the lighting in my kitchen hasn’t improved since Monday, I really wanted to show you my recipe for breakfast sundaes.  Someday I hope to master the art of food photography-but in the meantime, we all have to eat!

I start with roughly 1/2 to 3/4 cup of frozen fruit.  Here, I used half strawberries, and half a mix of raspberries and black berries (from my own garden last summer!)  I put the berries in my blender, add a few tablespoons of milk and a little sugar, and blend until smooth.

 

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Then I layer the blended fruit with a layer of vanilla yogurt and a layer of toasted oats, and repeat.  I love the crunch of the the oats as they mingle with the silkiness of the yogurt and the frozen sweet tartness of the berries.  Instead of the toasted oats, you could use granola-or even oatmeal cookies that have been broken into pieces. Toasted oats are easy to make, by the way-simply mix 8 cups of regular rolled oats with 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup oil, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon-mix well, spread on a cookie sheet and bake 20 to 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven, stirring every 10 minutes.

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The experts recommend five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.  Like so many other things in life, I find vintage is an easy and fun way to do just that.

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Which fruit would you choose to make your breakfast sundae, dear readers?

17 comments:

  1. My boys would love those sundaes!

    My grandparents used to have fruit magnets like that!

    Definitely try the rhubarb jam chicken - it's so tasty!

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    1. Lisa, the sundaes really are so good! And fast and easy too which is always a bonus! I can't wait to try the chicken:)

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  2. Ooooh how yummy! I have been making my own granola recently so it would be perfect in a breakfast sundae. I think I would choose blueberries and bananas in mine. I still have some blueberries in the freezer that I picked last summer :)

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    1. Tammy-homemade granola with blueberries and bananas sounds delicious! I'm going to try that combination now:)

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  3. ..... m.m.m.m.m. super delicious ♦ & so good for you!

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    1. I agree Lisa! It almost seems like it should be decadent, it's so good!

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  4. Cherries. Mmmmmm, cherries! This looks wonderful btw.

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    1. Cherries-yum! Great idea Jacqueline!

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  5. Oh Yummy I am so hungry right now it looks delicious.
    I must say I really love your five a day vintage style:) B

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  6. Valerie! Your art of food photography is far better than mine. You are so fun. I had a busy day today so finally getting to some of my best blog-buds and saying boo! hahahaha.

    Check out my post tomorrow! hint: Valentine's Day! Yay! (hug)

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    1. What I love about chocolate is that I never bother to take pictures of it first;)

      Hugs Renae, and happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. I like bananas, pomegranate, mandarine or grapefruit, and Greek jogart.

    Mmmmm!

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    1. Incredible combination Dawn! I'll be over when the smoothies are ready;)

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  8. looks wonderful!! I make these for after school snacks but have never put the fruit in a blender...easier than cutting them up....I will use frozen fruits and a blender next time...thanks!!

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    1. Annamarie-these would make a great after school snack! And you are very welcome:)

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  9. You had me at sundae! This sounds divine and might even appeal to my two picky eaters. Might.

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  10. Yummy! I love strawberries and like to put them in everything from ice cream to smoothies to salads! I also use apples in a lot of things as well. My specialty is a apple crisp with a emphasis on the crisp part! Food photography is a tricky art form, I know from experience! Sometimes the food just refuses to say "Cheese!" :-)

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