Sunday, March 11, 2007


This morning my husband decided, after finding a pack of frozen blueberries in the freezer, that he would like to make a blueberry smoothie. He also found some coconut milk on a top shelf - from before my fat-free days. Of course, opening the fridge door was the signal for some serious help from our resident Quality Control Experts:


Blend the following:
1 banana, roughly chunked
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup low-fat soymilk
1/4 tsp coconut extract (to replace 1/4 cup coconut milk)

All zapped in the blender - it doesn't get simpler than that - until it looked like this:

It was of course delightful (yes, I had a taste - of course!) - and I'm out to buy some coconut flavouring tomorrow to replace the coconut milk. And no, I'd not put coconut with blueberries or any berries before - that addition was suggested by Barnard and Kramer's The Garden of Vegan. What a buzz!

POSTSCRIPT (Wednesday 14 March): The coconut extract (around 1/4 tsp) worked like a charm. Why have we not used it before!

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