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,
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.