Peggy, Week 2: A Healthy New Way to Start the Day

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No matter where I go on vacation, I love coming home and to sleeping in my own bed.  Why is that? I suppose everyone loves the familiar.

I returned to find the house full of new and exotic fruits and vegetables, care of Melissa’s organic produce: baby coconuts and yellow mangoes, black cherry tomatoes and pomegranates.

The chef wants to expand our horizons. The truth is if it wasn’t already sitting on my kitchen table, I’d never have known what a jackfruit was—let alone think of picking one up at the store. Have they ever even used it as the secret ingredient in Iron Chef? Luckily, Mellissa’s provided us with a cookbook (Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce) and a vegetable identifier book (Melissa’s Great Book of Produce).

This morning, I am starting the day off with an easy mango-strawberry smoothie:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup mango
  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 8 ice cubes

I made one for my kids, too. Normally, I just have tea.

Post a comment and let me know what your favorite smoothie is.