Posted by: Hil | March 11, 2009

Eat the Rainbow

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I think I owe another thank you to the great people at Pom Wonderful who sent me those juice samples…I am finding no end of use for them.  Today, I used some of my pomegranate juice to make a strawberry-pomegranate smoothie.  To make the smoothie, I combined frozen strawberries, pomegranate juice, non-fat milk and a squirt of agave nectar in a blender.  The in-laws recently gave us one of those small blenders (a magic bullet knock-off), and I put it to use for the first time.  I will definitely be using that thing often!  It only had one setting, but it puréed everything in seconds, made a perfect single serving of smoothie.  Cleanup was a snap, as all of the parts fit easily in the dishwasher.  As for the smoothie itself, it was delicious and made a great complement to my fried eggs with spinach.  I love smoothies, but I find that they aren’t sustaining enough to be a breakfast on their own.  The eggs were a nice savory complement, and the combination kept me full all morning.

Lunch was another Aidell’s artichoke and garlic sausage with some veggies.  I am really liking having home-cooked lunch every day!  For a snack, I had handful of dried edamame and peanuts.

Dinner was high-flavor and low stress:  a lean quarter-pound burger topped with the last of my smoked sheep cheese, sauteed spinach with olive oil, red bell pepper sticks, and a generous side of German mustard.  I intended to use the mustard as a condiment for the burger, but found that I actually liked it quite a bit on the pepper sticks as well, so I ended up eating it with everything.  I really fail to see why anyone bothers to buy hamburger buns at home.  Give me some grilled meat and cheese and a good side of veggies and I am perfectly happy.  I also had a delicious Cara Cara orange for dessert.

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It’s hard to believe that the week is half over already.  For once, it is going by very quickly!

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Responses

  1. Loooovely smoothie!!

    Hang in there with the rest of the week!!

  2. Oh wow, hope all goes well with the rest of the week!

    Love your rainbow eats! =D

  3. It should be noted that the issue of hamburger buns is not entirely decided… I happen to love them with particularly large, juicy burgers 🙂

  4. Your smoothie is so pretty and I am sure that it’s just as tasty!


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