Three Part Harmony: Cereal and Milk!

I love cereal. I love big bowls of granola with fruit like blueberries, strawberries, raisins, and bananas. I told you all how I enjoy Cascadian Farms granola with blueberries. This season, I’m experimenting with new cereal combinations.

Right now, these three are a hit.

1. Good Friends Cereal by Kashi with Cinnamon and Raisins

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Three-Part Harmony: healthy cereals and milk!


2. Alpen Muesli

3. Trader Joe’s High Fiber Multigrain Medley

#1 is a mix of fruit, oat clusters, flakes and a fun shaped star fruit looking barrel. #2 is flaky, grainy, nutty pieces and #3 is longer skinny barrel shapped pieces. I mix them together and take them with me for a snack. Combining these three variteties is delicious because it creates a good ratio of flavors and textures in my bowl, I get an awesome dose of fiber, I can add fruit, and the cereals aren’t too sweet, This mix gives me a good amount of sugar without overpowering my taste buds.

In the summer months, I enjoy my cereal cold and in the winter I put it in the microwave and make my own quick version of oatmeal. Try mixing your own varieties. Try it with Almond milk 🙂

April 19, 2011


Swiss Chard Detox Smoothie


This is supposed to be a great detox recipe. Visually, it wasn’t the most appealing but it tasted good, it wasn’t too sweet, and it easily replaced a meal. I was full of energy for the rest of my afternoon. Get out your food processor and try this smoothie delight!

This is a smoothie recipe that I adapted from a health magazine. I can’t remember exactly where I got it, nor can I find the magazine . . . Maybe I left it at the beach 😉

1/2 cup mango
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup orange juice (100% juice, don’t ruin it with fake stuff)
4-5 stalks of Swiss Chard, chopped
juice from 1/2 lemon

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Swiss Chard Detox Smoothie

Rinse all of the fruits and then put all of the ingredients into your food processor. Blend until smooth 🙂 Frozen ingredients are important. They add to the viscosity of the recipe, smoothness of the smoothie.

My recommended REMIX: Instead of mangoes and blueberries, I used strawberry kiwi and lime.

I’d love to try bananas, pineapple, and coconut water 🙂


April 7, 2011