Friday, January 1, 2010

Resolutions ... who needs 'em?

Aren't we just going to promise to do better, to be better today, and then forget all about it tomorrow or next week?

Maybe. But, maybe not... if we try to eat a little more healthfully (an inviting proposition after the excess of the holidays around here), and start off with a fruity smoothie. Can eating better really be this easy? And delicious?

You bet! Here's to a happy and healthy 2010! We wish you all the best in the coming year.

What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2010????
Leave us a comment and let us know!
Is there anything we can do here in our Welcoming Kitchen to help you meet your goals??

This smoothie recipe (the first of many, I'm sure) is adapted from our book, The Everything Organic Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book (Adams Media, 2008). (Please note that although that book is packed with delicious recipes and information, it is not a Welcoming Kitchen book, so it's not gluten- or allergy-free, but it is veg-friendly.)

Strawberry, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

Makes 2 servings


1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup rice milk (or other non-dairy milk alternative)


Combine all ingredients n a blender. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Happy Cooking and Happy New Year!

Find more tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. Mmm! You know, even with snow on the ground, my day just doesn't kick off right without a smoothie. Haven't used apple juice, sounds like a good sweetener!

  2. Hello...just found your blog and love your recipes. I have an online store for those with food allergies and intolerances. One of the resources I like to give my customers are new recipes. I feature cookbook authors/bloggers with full credit and links. I also showcase them in press releases, social media and my monthly newsletters. Please let me know if you would like to participate.
    Thank you.
    Jamie Stern

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading more of your own. And I got a Magic Bullet for Christmas, so I'm all about smoothies!

  4. Thanks everyone! Alisa- juice wors great as a sweetener and is easy to add variety to smoothies. Jamie...we will be in touch for sure! Gina - can't wait to share more recipes! Our next smoothie will have something "green" in it ;) Keep checking back!