Friday, March 9, 2012

Breakfast Smoothie: Raspberry Dream

Photography by Leslie Perez. All rights reserved.

What I love most about smoothies is that you can blend most fruits with juice, milk or water and obtain a healthy delicious flavor. This creamy raspberry drink makes for a perfect breakfast to go:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 ice cubes
  • Water ranging from 1/4 of cup and up (depending on what it requires to combine all of the ingredients easily)
  • 2/3 cup of raspberries
  • Handful of freshly diced pineapple
  • A small banana or a half, depending on size

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender (my  favorite is the Magic Bullet) and voila you have a fresh drink to go.

TIP
  1. To turn this beverage into a slush, I suggest you freeze some or all of your fruits. But keep in mind  that if you do so, you may need to slightly ad more water.

Pastel Purim themes

Purim is a joyous holiday that sets a carnival-like atmosphere where children and adults dress up in costumes, people bring gifts of food door-to-door and giving charity to the poor is customary. We just finished celebrated the Purim holiday and is one of my favorite Jewish holidays! This year for Mishloach Manot -customary food baskets- I let my creativity unfold with simple ideas on a budget.

MISHLOACH MANOT IN A MUG

What you'll need
- Clear glass mugs from Dollarama
- Clear celophane wrapping paper and ribbon from Dollarama
- Beautiful individual Cupcake Deco-Set by Birkmann ($8.99 CAD for a dozen) from Winners Homesense 
Mimimelon cupcakes


CANDY POPS

What you'll need
- Fruit Loops cereal by Kelloggs
- Lollypop sticks available at Ares kitchen supplies
- Clear celophane wrapping paper and ribbon from Dollarama
- I stacked a combination of pastel colored marshmallows
And voila! You have your candy pop, kid friendly! These also make enjoyable loot bag treats for birthdays.
 
Photography by Leslie Perez. All rights reserved.
Photography by Leslie Perez. All rights reserved.
Photography by Leslie Perez. All rights reserved.