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New Year, New You
January 10, 2010 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve - all bets are off when it comes to treating myself from a food perspective. Between parties, baking for friends and creating new recipes to share with all of you, I feel ready to give Santa a run for his money in that big red suit. Then the light of reason comes in the form of January 1st. It’s a new year. A time to wipe the slate clean. 2010 has no idea the indulgences I allowed myself the year before, or at least that’s how I’m choosing to look at it.

While sweets, carbs and all that other good stuff will always be a part of my cravings, I’m tempering them with healthier choices like this granola and berry smoothie recipe below. It’s the perfect balance of fiber, calcium and fruit. It’s also a great on the go breakfast, so get ready to fill your travel mug with a caffeine-free natural pick me.

Granola & Berry Smoothie
serves one

Feel free to swap in your favorite frozen berries, and depending on the size of your blender you can easily double or triple this recipe. Oats are also an easy substitution for the granola if you’re all out but still want to get a healthy start to the day.

1/2 cup granola
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup milk

Add all ingredients to the bowl of a blender attachment on you Cuisinart Stand Mixer. Process until smooth.

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