berry and yogurt smoothie | 26 beach

I had a nice loooong 4th of July weekend in Malibu! Maybe it’s a sign of age that I actually like that it wasn’t scorching hot. Either way, I’m always craving fresh and fruity drinks in the summer. I came across this recipe in Gordon Ramsay’s cookbook, Healthy Appetite. His name conjures up images of a yelling, f-bomb dropping chef from the tv show, Hell’s Kitchen, but browsing through this book actually showed a completely different side to him. Did you know that he used to have a weight problem (occupational hazards of being a chef) but learned to adapt a healthy lifestyle which includes running marathons. Found some simple, flavorful recipes with vibrant photos and tips on how to eat more veggies, oats, grains, etc.

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Berry and Yogurt Smoothie (adapted from Healthy Appetite)
1 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
8 TB low-fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup milk
3-4 TB of honey

Place all the ingredients into a blender and whiz until smooth, adjust the sweetness as desired.




I also tried a new restaurant on the west side this past week with my friend Hannah called 26 Beach. They’re actually famous for their burgers but I went there for brunch and had their Polar Bear, 2 croissants and a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh berries and sauce… delicious! You CAN eat ice cream for breakfast =) Also, a very cute, girly restaurant, great for bridal showers and such.

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