Blueberry-mocha crunch yogurt and Creative 365..
Happy Friday! How’s your week been? I’ve been busy working on a few different projects this week and wanted to share one of them with you today. But before I discuss my new project, I’m going to share a fantastic recipe for creamy blueberry-mocha crunch yogurt that’s low-fat and super-nutritious. It’s a great way to start the morning!
I remember when I was living on campus during my university years, I absolutely loved starting the morning with blueberry or strawberry yogurt. Not just a little of it, but big bowls of it. It was the one thing I actually looked forward to every morning. I even used to get up super early on the weekends, just to make sure I didn’t miss breakfast. Crazy, isn’t it? But soon after I realized how much fat and sugar I was unintentionally eating, that was the sad demise of my morning routine. Over the years, I’ve completely stopped purchasing flavoured/fruit yogurts from the grocery store because all of them have copious amounts of refined sugars. Now, I stick to the plain low-fat kind, but I have to admit that it does get a bit boring. Plain yogurt is yawn-worthy, especially in the morning when I want something a little sweeter. So to jazz up my yogurt today, I decided to make a blueberry mocha crunch yogurt with frozen bananas for sweetness – no refined sugars in this recipe!
If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I love frozen bananas. I put them in all my smoothies and even make “ice-cream” out of them. They are unbelievably creamy once they hit the blender and also add natural sweetness to any dessert. For this yogurt recipe, all you need is some plain low-fat yogurt, blueberries, frozen bananas and some dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. Just add to the blender and pulse until smooth. Voila – you have a grown-up version of blueberry yogurt. For the kids, leave out the espresso beans and add some nuts instead.
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup low-fat probiotic yogurt
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate covered espresso beans
- Toss all ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth.
Now that we’ve sufficiently discussed the yogurt (which I hope you’ll try since it’s so darn easy!), let’s talk about my new project. I’ve seen a number of other bloggers work a “Photo 365″ project which is basically a stream of inspiring/creative photographs on Flickr. I’ve been toying with the idea myself for a while, but I always decided against it because I thought it was going to take too long. But now that I have a new camera, I need to make the MOST of it, don’t you think? So I’m starting a “Creative 365“ project which will not include creative photos I take, but anything and everything creative that I can come up with. Here’s the link to the stream – I hope to keep up with this and post a photo of something interesting I create everyday. What do you think of the project? Do you have any ideas for creative things that I could feature in this project?
Look forward to hearing from you!