Wednesday, January 10, 2007
A last minute smoothie
Blueberry & Buttermilk Falls Drink
Moosewood Restaurant New Classics Copyright 2001
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries I used frozen
2 teaspoons sugar or pure maple syrup, or to taste you might not even need this if your berries are sweet
Purée the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. I used my stick blender.
Serves 1. 167 calories, 8 g protein, 2.3 g fat, 30 g carbs, 7.9 mg chol, 242.7 mg sodium, 2 g fiber
I've been wanting to make buttermilk ice cream for the longest time but I just haven't gotten around to it. It seems as if there's never room in my freezer for the freezer bowl of my ice cream machine. This smoothie gave me a little preview of the flavor of buttermilk ice cream and I liked it, I liked it a lot. I wasn't sure what to expect. I use buttermilk quite a bit but I don't drink it straight. This smoothie just had a hint of tang from the buttermilk and I don't think I would have realized I was drinking buttermilk if I hadn't made the smoothie myself. I'll definitely try this again, with other fruits too.
I usually stick to low or no-calorie beverages (coffee, tea, seltzer, water and the occasional diet soda) but I might have started something with this smoothie. I can see myself making a lot of these.
Whew! I almost thought I was going to have to skip posting a recipe today. I planned on making blueberry muffins last weekend but I never got around to it and I didn't feel like making them anymore. I didn't really have time to devote to a new recipe and I don't have any posts on stand-by but luckily I found this simple recipe, which happens to be a winner too.
Blast From The Past: Hot Muffulettas from October 2005. I love those sandwiches. I've made them several times. This recipe is from the cookbook I'm giving away to one lucky winner this month.
Question of the Day: Do you drink smoothies? Do you make them at home?