Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Low GI

I bought a vegetarian cookbook (A. had mentioned he wanted to try more vegetarian dishes) on the weekend that is full of healthy low GI recipes and so far it has turned out wonderfully.

Sunday night I made a pasta dish that had semi-dried tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil and pine nuts and last night I made a vegetable curry with cumin-flavoured rice and both were fairly easy to make and quite delicious. However, the recipe I'm most impressed with so far is one for a banana mango smoothie that I made for breakfast this morning. (The mango I bought wasn't ripe yet so I substituted frozen mixed berries instead.) You don't really need a recipe to make a smoothie but I am going to reproduce it here anyway.

Banana Berry Smoothie

1 ripe banana cut into pieces
1 cup frozen mixed berries
2 tbsp wheat germ
1 cup low fat milk (or soy milk)
1/2 cup low fat natural yogurt
2 tsp natural honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Blend and enjoy!

This recipe was taken, and slightly modified, from the New Glucose Revolution Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook

1 comment:

  1. Courtney,

    I always encouraged A. to try different veggies while living at home and was not very successful, a familiar mother's lament. I am so glad that he is willing to do that now. I wish u nothing but enjoyment.
    Here's to good health.