Friday, October 05, 2007

Purple Passion

It would appear if you've seen one, you've seen them all. These morning fruit smoothies that I've taken to consuming have also sparked great interest, at least on my part, in developing some unique taste treats, pleasant perspectives, assuring nifty nutrients with convenient concocting. I was almost hoist on my own petar with all that alliteration.

The addition of a generous portion of blueberries assures a purple product regardless of the other ingredients. So you can easily make your own purple passion to suit your taste and what's available in the pantry, fridge or freezer.

With summer pretty much behind us, in Florida the thermometer belies the calendar, having a plentiful supply of fresh fruit is limited now to bananas, apples and pears with other selections brought in from far afield. While I try to 'eat local', it's not always feasible. But I do draw the line and try to 'eat regionally' and insist on eating only produce that is grown in the USA. I really don't require berries from Israel, oranges from Central America, asparagus from Peru, etc.

I have now resorted to stocking the freezer with an assortment of frozen fruit along with my own stash of frozen bananas and Georgia peaches. There are marvelous options in the freezer case. Just be sure to read the labels. You want ONLY fruit in that package and preferably organic fruit.

Today's Purple Passion is a sprightly combination:

1 cup of pineapple juice
1 banana
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 handful of dried goji berries (from Good Cause Wellness)
1 spoonful of aloe with raspberry (from Good Cause Wellness)

Enjoy a fruit smoothie anytime of day, but they're especially good for breakfast.

Till next time. . . To eat well; eat raw.

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