Now when my friend Gary Rosenberger made me this breakfast smoothie he swore me to secrecy under penalty of death if I revealed it's ingredients. Now anyone that knows Gary can attest that he is a card carrying liberal and wouldn't know how to fire weapon to save his life. besides all those AKAs he shot with Howard Stern in Nam, of course. So I'll take my chances.
So he promised that it would keep you going from breakfast till dinner. Now Gary is a writer so he doesn't do much, so I was skeptical how it would perform on a person who actually works and expends calories. Tested, proven effective.
So here is the recipe minus all the pesky measurements that just freeze up creative types like us:
NIGHT BEFORE: peal and break in half ripe bananas, cut tops off strawberries(which by the way are coming in season at your local farmer's market, sorry for the plug) put in freezer overnight.
THIS IS CRUCIAL because it negates the need for ice which we all know is the down fall of smoothies.
MORNING OF: Drink coffee as you will be operating machinery. put some of the banana and strawberries in blender.
Add big dollops of yogurt. Gary, being a writer makes his own, I have no time for this foolishness and buy my friend Shannon's already delicious Cowbella plain.
Splash of milk
One raw egg. Please do not use grocery store eggs for this, they have been hanging out in bad places for weeks before the see the dairy isle. Uber fresh local only. Available at the farmer's market( that's two plugs)
A glug of local real maple syrup ( you know by now where that is available)
Pulse till smooth
Tastes great and you will not think of food till dinner at which time you will have a maddening craving for something with lot's of Betty Acres Farm Modern Milkmaid Farmstead cheese available this Saturday at the Pakatakan and Kingston Farmer's Markets......plug 4.
See you there,
The first Farmers Market of the season in Delhi was today. I helped Aissa run her farm stand and I had a blast. I never realized how much work goes into these kinds of things. I have never really been to a Farmers Market before; I have been to many flea markets and such but I've never spent time at a Farmers Market. Today there were so many amazing, locally grown and hand crafted products. There was everything from flowers, honey, crafts, cheese, produce and pickles. The street was lined with farm stands and it was phenomenal. Every single one of the vendors I met were very polite to an unfamiliar face. They were kind hearted, helpful, and proud of their work. They should be, I know I would be!
I've always heard about local farmers and local growers and such, and I've always heard about how much healthier it is, how much more beneficial it is for everyone to shop locally, but I had always found it kind of hard to do so. I was either too lazy to go to the Farmers Markets, or I never took the time to stop. I didn't really think about it and it was unfortunate of me. I never quite realized how much variety there was in locally grown products. Now that I've spent time at a Farmers Market, meeting all of the vendors and looking at their lovely hard work, I realize how much better buying locally really is. It's helpful to the community, beneficial for your health, and honestly sometimes I think it's easier than driving hours away for groceries when most of what you buy at a grocery store is available locally.
Blog and Photos by Desiarie Fairbairn
Trading her stilettos for muck boots, Aissa O’Neil left a successful career as a fashion designer in NYC to pursue farming full time in 2001. After years of study and apprenticeships in cheesemaking she opened her on-farm creamery 2013.