Friday, January 08, 2010

things and people... COFFEE!

Dr.Mehmet Oz is the new media health guru. I figured he was Turkish, because of his name.

Being Turkish, how could he not love coffee, right? (Actually, I have been to Turkey, another thing that makes life worth living.. and they usually drink TEA!)But, I digress.

Dr. Oz says that coffee in moderation is good for you! It contains anti-oxidants; in fact, it is our best source of anti-oxidants. He also says to pretty much avoid any white foods (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, SUGAR, etc) and here's a recipe from his blog that I liked:

But I LOVE me some coffee!!!!

The Magical Breakfast Blaster: Oz and his family love this smoothie for breakfast as a way to deliver nutrients and long-lasting power. The psyllium helps fill you, while the flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial to your heart.

½ large banana, peeled and cut

1 scoop (½ cup) soy protein

½ tbsp flaxseed oil

¼ cup frozen blueberries

½ tbsp apple juice concentrate or honey

1 tsp psyllium seed husks

8 oz water

Peel bananas; break into chunks. Combine all ingredients in a blender, with a few cubes of ice if desired. Cover; blend until fairly smooth.