Blue Waffle Disease Pictures

When someone refers to a ‘Blue Waffle’ they’re not referring to your typical blueberry breakfast-food.

A ‘waffle’ is a a slang term for vagina.

A ‘blue waffle’ is a slang term for a severe vaginal infection.

It’s basically a slang term for an extremely nasty or severe vaginal infection/STD on the vagina. The infection could cause lesions on the outside of the vagina, as well as bruising, which causes it to look blue in color.

Blue Waffles

Blue Waffle [bloo-wof-uh l] : A battered or infected lady cake of blue or green colouring, often brought about by extreme rammage to the female taco with penis or similar device. Blue Waffle infections are a result of dirty skank whoreness of the smack head variety and are abundant in areas of extreme chav infestations as well as areas high in whoredom.

What is a BLUE WAFFLE?

Blue waffles is slang for a vaginal infection. People will dare each other to Google “BLUE WAFFLE” and click “I’m Feeling Lucky” to create a non-visual shock in the victim.

The official definition: A vaginal infection or battering of the vagina.
Douchebag: Heheh *snifflesnort* Google “Blue Waffles” and hit “I’m Feeling Lucky”. *snort snort sniff drool*

Victim: Ok… *click click click* OH MY GOD!

Douchebag: Heheheh *snifflesnort* Owned!

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Ten Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide


Note that for each use below, we use a solution of hydrogen peroxide 3% (comes in small brown containers at the pharmacy or drug store 1 gallon of healthy foods – sold as “non-bleach” ). Unless otherwise stated below, I use it all right. Note that if you want to keep it in a spray bottle, it must be a bottle that keeps out all light (light breaks down the peroxide hydrogen) – otherwise you will put as used in the sprayer.

1. Whiten your whites and brighten your brights. Works fabulously as an alternative to bleach, you can also use the color. Simply put hydrogen peroxide in the container of bleach in the washer.

2. Stain. Works great on the blood, if you can rather quickly – I learned that Matt’s mother is a nurse! Just pour a little on a cloth and dab your clothes, if it sat for a while, pour a little and let it sit for a couple of hours. Also, some people have a chemical difference in their sweat stains under the armpits yellow leaves on white clothing. Or wine stains on a white blouse? Again, pour a little hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let sit a few hours. Then wash as you normally would – what works for me every time!

3. Antiseptic. Works well to help kill germs and prevent infection of cuts and scratches. Make sure it bubbles first before dabbing off.

4. Mouthwash. Use hydrogen peroxide to gargle, you can use it directly or mix 1 to 1 of water to hydrogen peroxide. Gargle, Swoosh, Spit, and rinse. This works well if you have ulcers or sores in the mouth of others.

5. Toothpaste. You can make your own toothpaste using two tablespoons of baking soda and a tablespoon of peroxide. I do not do this regularly, but I did it in a pinch.

6. Cutting board and counter Sanitizer. Vinegar kills most microbes, and hydrogen peroxide kills most of the rest. Both kill more germs and bacteria than bleach alone, if you do this: vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in two different spray bottles, spray on first, then the other. Then rinse.

7. Water your plants. If you tend to over-water your plants, this is for you. Mix 1 oz of hydrogen peroxide with 1 liter of water, and water your plants properly. This adds oxygen to your soil, helping push promotes root rot and root development. I do this especially with the plants where the soil is too dense and more prone to water-logging.

8. Kill shower mold and mildew. Spray on surface and let sit, then wipe dry. Or spray after your shower to prevent mold from forming.

9. Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Pour hydrogen peroxide 1 / 2 cup in the bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then rub clean.You can do the same thing with vinegar.

10. To speed germination when soaking seeds. This is news to me – I just read about it and have not tried it yet. Apparently, if you soak your seeds in a cup of water mixed with hydrogen peroxide 1.5 t, the seeds will germinate faster. Has anyone tried this yet?


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Healthy Hot Soothing Drinks

The temperature outdoors is plummeting and your body is beginning to look for ways to compensate. The occasional goose bumps and shivers are coming all too often. One of the best ways for you to respond, is to reach for a healthy, soothing, hot drink from your pantry. Fall brings a season of change, as well as a time to treat our taste buds to some new soothing hot drinks. Dark chocolate, apples, cinnamon, as well as honey are staples that you may want to keep in your pantry area.

Cosying up to the fireplace can be one of the most relaxing times of the cold weather season. When accompanied by a soothing cup of hot cocoa, the experience is unlike anything else. In the year 2003, the Journal of the American Medical Association, informed us that if we ate 3 ounces of dark chocolate a day, our blood pressure could be lowered. Dark chocolate has also been proven to improve serotonin levels, which give us that calm, relaxing feeling that we so desire during the dark, dreary days of winter. The secret here is to reach for dark chocolate when mixing your mug of hot chocolate. The health benefits are astounding and your body will thank you for providing such an uplifting, soothing hot drink.

Another awesome, soothing hot drink that many of us reach for is good old apple cider vinegar! Apples are a miracle fruit, as they protect our bodies against colon cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. By adding a dash of cinnamon, glucose and cholesterol levels are impacted in a positive way! Pour yourself a nice, warm mug of apple cider vinegar and chances are if you were feeling under the weather, you will be on top of your day after consuming this hot, soothing drink!

Decaffeinated green tea is packed with a bunch of antioxidants to improve your overall health! Green tea is made from a plant called the camellia sinensis, which is known to lift your spirits! This healthy, hot soothing drink will help ward off any viruses or nasty flu bugs that you may encounter through the flu season. By kicking back, relaxing and taking in a warmed cup of decaffeinated green tea, you will be on your way to a healthy cold weather season

A good old cup of lemon honey water is a great way to keep your nasal passages clear in the cold weather. If your throat is dry, scratchy, or just plain miserable, this hot, soothing drink will help heal your aching body. Hot, soothing drinks can do more than relax us, but also fight off nasty flu bugs that dig their way into our lives. Antioxidants are powerful and can help heal our bodies, along with our minds. When our minds are healthy; physical well being tends to follow. By taking inventory of what your bodies needs are; you can find a healthy, hot, soothing drink to nourish your body.


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Lemon Juice uses and Benefits

Lemon juice is loaded with Vitamin C.  Apart from its obvious health benefits; lemon juice is a natural household helper.  It contains 5% acid, so it works well in many household or personal uses.  The benefit of using lemon juice as opposed to a commercial household product is that it reduces harmful chemicals in your home or on your body.

As an odor fighter:

· Combine equal parts of lemon juice and water in a spray bottle and spray your home’s air. 
· It is safe to spray diluted lemon juice on annoying odors, such as soiled laundry.  Careful though, do not use it on colored clothes, as it works like bleach to whiten.
· Cut a lemon in half.  Put the two halves into two separate shallow bowls and leave them both in your refrigerator.  This works better to control food odors than baking soda.

As a cleaner:

· Mix one cup of lemon juice with one-half of a cup of borax to clean your toilet bowls.
· If you like cleaning with vinegar, but hate the smell, adding lemon juice to your vinegar mixture helps to neutralize the vinegar smell.
· You can also clean with equal parts of lemon juice and water, without the vinegar.
· Heat a bowl of water and lemon slice in your microwave for about a minute.  Wipe the oven with the heated solution. Your oven stains will clean easier and old food odors will vanish.

As a health and beauty aid:

· Use straight lemon juice on poison oak rashes, bee stings, or other skin irritants . It works to alleviate itching, and stops any bleeding.  It does sting a bit if you use it on open cuts.
· Mixing equal parts of lemon juice and water will make a natural hair rinse.  The acid in the lemons will strip your hair of any left over hair products for squeaky-clean hair.  Over time, a lemon juice rinse on your hair will also lighten your hair. Blond-haired people benefit the most from this natural hair lightener.  All hair colors will be shinier after using this rinse.

· Lemons have natural antioxidants in them, which are good for your skin.

1. Make a face cleaner by combining one-half of a cup of plain yogurt with two teaspoons of lemon juice.
2. Scrub the face thoroughly with the mixture.  Rinse with warm water.  It exfoliates cleans and moisturizes all in one use of it.

· Make a wrinkle cure that has been used by women in France for centuries.  Lemon juice has that Vitamin C in it that also improves collagen in the skin.

1. Mix together 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and one tablespoon of brandy.  Bring the mix to a boil. 
2. When the mixture cools to a lukewarm temperature, spread it over your face and neck with a pastry brush. Let it dry, and rinse with warm water.

There seems to be no end to the multiple benefits and uses of lemons and lemon juice.

 


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Why you can Eat Salad all Year Round

When people think of something to eat on a hot summer’s evening, a salad often springs to mind. It is usually a cooling dish, full of juicy vegetables, which is just what your body needs when coping with hot temperatures. However, salads aren’t just for the summer. They can be eaten all year round, either as a main course or a side dish. All you need to do is think beyond the idea that salads have to contain cucumber, lettuce, tomato and onion.

Salads don’t have to include lettuce

Many people can only stomach the idea of a salad in the summer because they presume it is going to be packed with lettuce or other types of green leaves – something that is often only appealing when it is too hot to eat much else. Nevertheless, there is no reason why a salad has to contain a large amount of leaves and even if it does, it doesn’t have to be lettuce. Try bulking up your salad with something else, such as roast vegetables, fish, meat, rice, pasta, beans and anything else that takes your fancy. That way, it will seem far more appealing on a cold winter’s night when something stodgy would otherwise seem to be in order.

Salads can be warm

The presumption is often that a salad is cold, but it doesn’t have to be. Poached salmon on wilted greens, flavored with vinaigrette, makes a delicious main course at any time of the year. You can also char-grill vegetables or chicken to mix into a salad, or add in just-cooked pasta or rice. Look for ideas on the Internet, or simply play around with the ingredients that your family likes.

Salads can be a good accompaniment for spicy dishes

There’s nothing more comforting than a spicy bean chilli during the winter months. The same goes for curry — of any variety. However, sometimes it can be a little bit too spicy, so having something cooling to accompany it is a great idea. Indian curries are often accompanied by raita for precisely that reason. Try something along the same lines, or make up your own salad accompaniment with plenty of thirst-quenching, cooling vegetables. 

Salads can be filling

Salads are popular during the summer because they are considered light and refreshing, which is much needed in hot weather. However, salads can be refreshing and filling at the same time, something which you may enjoy during cold, dry spells in particular. In order to ensure you feel full, add protein in the form of meat, fish, or beans to your salad. Whether it is warm or not can depend on how you feel on the day. 

Salads are generally healthy

It is easy to presume that a salad is bound to be a healthy meal option when, in fact, you can add an enormous amount of calories and fat just in the form of the dressing. A tuna pasta salad mixed with full-fat mayonnaise, for example, isn’t going to be all that good for a diet, even if it does taste great. However, if you bear in mind the fat content of the ingredients that you are adding to the salad, you should be able to come up with a healthy, nutritious meal with very little difficulty, something that is ideal for any time of the year. Don’t worry if your usual salad vegetables aren’t available – just work with the fresh vegetables that you have on hand.

When you’re looking for something tasty to eat, whether it is summer or winter, it is worth considering a healthy salad. Just don’t undo the health benefits of a fresh salad by covering it in fatty dressings and by overdoing the cheese.


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Healthy Juices for Total Wellness

Juicing your own fruits and vegetables is far more nutritious than any of the store bought juices that have been bottled or canned for months before they are sold and lose their nutrition and vitamin potency.

During summer months it’s easy to whip up a pitcher of lemonade with real lemons that actually alkalize you as well as being refreshing and wholesome. Orange juice made from real oranges is like the nectar of the gods and far more superior to the canned concentrates that passes for orange juice today.

Juice bars are continuing to spring up all over and are very popular with health enthusiasts, athletes and for people that need that extra jolt of nourishment. Juicing equipment can be as simple and inexpensive as a juice reamer you can purchase at any department store or as fancy as a Juice Extractor.
Use the freshest ingredients when juicing, wash fruits and vegetables or use organic produce to juice that do not contain pesticides or other chemicals.

Benefits of Juicing for Health:

If you live in a southern state like Florida juicing is as easy as going into your back yard and picking the fruit yourself.

Fruit Juices: You can juice any type of fruit including apples, oranges, peach, plum, cherry, lemon, lime, pineapple and nectarines. Berry juices include, strawberry, raspberry, blue berries and blackberry.

Vegetable Juices: Vegetables that are good for juicing are: carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, and cabbage.

Herbs: You could also add the herbs you like to any vegetable juice such as: basil, dill, mint, parsley, tarragon, watercress, and rosemary.

Melons: Melons are great because they contain so much liquid you could fill a glass in no time and they can be cantaloupe, honeydews and watermelons.

Adding garlic cloves to your juice recipe adds the benefits of garlic and its anti-biotic properties. You can also add fresh ginger root to help digestion or easy a stomach ache. Another good addition is coconut milk which is beneficial for many illnesses.

Benefits of Juicing:

-Juices are liquids so they are easily absorbed by your body delivering the nutrients very quickly and enter the bloodstream within 30 minutes.
-Juicing allows you to consumer greater volumes of fruits and vegetables to meet your daily requirements of fruits or vegetables in one large glass.
-Juices contain everything in one glass the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and nutrients without having to take supplements.
-Juices will detoxify your body cleaning your bloodstream of toxins and detoxify the most overused organ in your body your liver.
-Fresh juices are extremely alkaline which counteracts the acids that allow cancer growth.
-Juices contain calcium and other beneficial minerals, such as potassium
for healthy tissue and cells.

Recipe for Delightful Ambrosia

The word Ambrosia comes from the Greek word meaning ” immortal” and to some it has restorative powers that makes you feel immortal.

1 Pineapple
1 Apple
1 Orange
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1 Banana

Extract juice from pineapple, orange and apple with extractor, then put into blender with remainder of ingredients. Enjoy.

Juices can be incorporated into all your meals from vegetable juices used in soups to juices used in salad dressings, parfait and pies.

The health benefits are enormously overwhelming and the potential for maintaining wellness will keep you immortal for a very long time.


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Corned Beef and Cabbage different Ways to Enjoy a St Patricks Day Treat

The St. Patrick’s Day tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage has a curious origin.  To begin with, it is not an Irish tradition, but an American one. In Dublin, and elsewhere across the Emerald Isle, local people are far more likely to be eating bacon or ham with their cabbage on March 17.

Although ‘corned’, or salted, beef was historically an important industry in Ireland, especially in County Cork, cows were mainly farmed for their milk. In poor times, only the rich ate beef. As St. Patrick’s Day falls during the fasting season of Lent, the celebration was an excuse to feast on whatever was available and affordable, and, for most, that tended to be cured pork with early spring cabbage.

However, when refugees from the Potato Famine of 1845 fled to America, they found that beef was much cheaper than pork. Cured brisket, often purchased from Jewish butchers in the neighborhood, proved to be a more convenient alternative for many Irish immigrants in the late 19th century. And so, what was seen as a luxury product in their homeland soon became the staple St. Patrick’s Day meal.

 Happily, there are many ways to enjoy corned beef and cabbage. As with many good things, the best ways may take a little time, but the finished product should be a satisfying meal that is delightfully different. First, though, let’s start with a good old-fashioned recipe for corned beef that has plenty of flavour.

Traditional corned beef

This recipe requires a large lidded crock pot or slow cooker. Allow at least 30-45 minutes cooking time for each 500g of meat, although longer is better. Slow cooking on a low heat may take six hours or more, but is likely to produce an even better end result.  

Ingredients

2 kg corned beef

1 large peeled onion, studded with 6 whole cloves

1 tbsp lemon juice

6 peppercorns

Bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, 1 bay leaf)

2 tbsp brown sugar

Vegetables – 2 carrots; 2 stalks celery; 1 cabbage, quartered

Method

Halve onion, and stud with cloves. Place meat and all other ingredients, except vegetables, into the pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, and then simmer for two-three hours. Add vegetables and simmer until they are cooked to satisfaction. Skim any fat from the surface of water when necessary.

Insert a skewer into the thickest part of the meat to check for tenderness. The skewer should go in and out easily. When cooked, remove the meat from water and slice thinly. Strain the vegetables and season with black pepper before serving. Serve the meat with a horseradish sauce.

There is likely to be plenty of leftover meat, which is perfect for sandwiches or to make one of the following recipes:

Corned beef and cabbage tortillas

Into a frying pan, place a chopped onion and sauté for about three minutes. Add one large shredded carrot, and half a chopped cabbage. Then add 2 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and a little water to prevent the mix from sticking to the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the cabbage has wilted.

When the mix has cooled slightly, add 1 cup of Swiss cheese and about 60-100g of chopped corned beef. Wrap in flour tortillas or calzones and cook in an oven for about 15 minutes. These wonderfully healthy treats may be served hot or cold.

Corned beef fritters

Mix together 1 egg and ¾ cup of milk. Stir into 1 cup self raising flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Add 200g chopped corned beef and ½ cup of grated cheese.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan, and add tablespoons of the batter mix to fry as patties. When they start to bubble, flip and cook the other side. When cooked, drain on paper towels and serve with vegetables including, of course, cabbage.

Corned beef is a wonderfully versatile meat that is delicious hot or cold. Because it is so tender and easy to chop or slice, it also makes a great addition to casseroles, or in hash recipes using leftover boiled potatoes. While it is fine to enjoy a traditional meal of sliced corned beef with cabbage and other vegetables on St. Patrick’s Day, there’s no reason why something a little different shouldn’t offer a tasty and nutritious alternative.


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Restaurant Chain Reviews Ihop

The last time my friend Sean convinced me to go to a restaurant it was the worse experience of my life.  We met there and he said he wasn’t hungry. I ordered. He got away scot free, leaving me sitting there like Michael Hutchence, hanging from a wardrobe door, fisting myself with an orange in my mouth and bulldog clips on my bollocks. Yes it was that bad.

So. when IHOP was mentioned I wasn’t too keen.  Maybe it was helped by low expectations but this was a great meal for an incredible price.

You won’t be ordering Coq au Vin here as this is all good solid American food. It is also good solid American food done very well!

The staff were also brilliant and very friendly. My waitress was so beautiful my head nearly fell off when I saw her. I still pack a rod every time I think about her!

Not wanting to digress too much, hot totty isn’t the only reason to visit a restaurant, but this was up there with Hooters in terms of enjoyment from the staff. Apart from one guy called Mike, who looked like he spent his time consuming IHOP’s spare stock when he should have been dealing with personal hygiene issues.

The coffee was pretty good too. For all the new coffee shops popping up with excitingly named types of coffee nothing tastes as good as a well done plain coffee from IHOP.

I also like this place as it was in the film I Am Sam. This is a great film for showing chicks how sensitive you are. Michelle Pfieffer is also in prime MILF mode throughout this.  AND….. it’s a good reason to suggest a meal at IHOP which is far cheaper than the usual up market restaurant you take women to too impress.

On a final note i would like to comment on the bathroom facilities.  They were plain but clean. Clean toilets are vital and makes me think that the food didnt give too many customers the trots which, practical jokes aside. is a key feature in restaurants I like to frequent.

So in summary, IHOP has a new fan in me and I’ll be going again. This, I feel I should point out, is not down to the smoking hot chicks they employ but the nice food. pleasant staff and clean bathroom facilities.


Hissaria Mineral Springs Mineral Springs Bulgaria Spa Bulgaria Spa Hotel Bulgaria

Hissaria is a town in Bulgaria, situated about 175 km away from the capital of Sofia and near the city of Plovdiv. Hissaria has long been known as a popular spa resort. The archaeological remains discovered there reveal that the healing and therapeutic power of the region’s springs was recognized in the distant past.

The resort makes use of 22 mineral springs, each one having its specific chemical characteristics and temperature. The temperature of spring water varies from 41 to 52 degrees Celsius (106 to 126 degrees Fahrenheit). All types of water are low-mineralized, pure, colorless and suitable for drinking.

Hissaria’s springs are also used in various healing procedures. Their proven power attracts tourists and people in need of treatment from various parts of the world.

The water from the springs can be successfully used in the treatment of kidney, gallbladder, intestinal and liver diseases. They also play role in the treatment of patients having urinary infections, diabetes, digestive problems, obesity and chronic joint problems.

Hissaria’s springs have capacity of gushing approximately 62.10 liters per second.

The water of all springs is characterized as Hydrocarbon-Sodium in composition. The quantity of hydrocarbons reaches 60 to 70 milligrams per liter. Sodium and potassium in the springs reach 70 to 80 milligrams per liter.

The PH (measure of acidity) of the Hissaria springs varies between 7.5 to nine, meaning that the springs are alkaline rather than acidic in nature.

Some other elements are also present in the composition of Hissaria’s mineral waters but their quantities are insignificant. Fluorine in some springs reaches four to five milligrams per liter.

Since the Hissaria springs contain fluorine, their water should be drunk for 30 to 40 days at most. After that period, the selection of mineral water having other properties is advisable. Drinking water from Hissaria is beneficial in the treatment of urinary and digestive problems.

Bathing in the Hissaria waters is advisable when an individual is recovering from trauma or suffering from gynecological and endocrine diseases.

Hissaria’s spa hotels use the mineral springs in relaxing and beautifying procedures, as well. These procedures rank them among the best spa and relaxation hotels in Bulgaria.

According to historians, the first organized spa treatment in Bulgaria took part in the region of Hissaria. The mild climate and mineral springs attracted settlers to the region back in the 5th to 9th centuries BC. Romans conquered the area later on and constructed a big city there.

 The qualities of springs in the region were analyzed for the first time in 1882.


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Delicious Ways to Enjoy Vegetables at Breakfast

Not many people think of vegetables as a breakfast food. Breakfast menus are dominated by fruit, pastries, and other sweets. Savory foods such as eggs and bacon take a back seat, and vegetables rarely make an appearance. But there are many healthy and delicious ways to enjoy vegetables at breakfast, many of which require almost no effort!

Omelets and Frittatas

A nutritious breakfast staple, omelets—and their equally delicious cousin, the frittata—are a natural vessel for breakfast vegetables. This simple instruction video shows how to make a simple omelet with cheese and vegetables. If you chop the vegetables in advance, it should take no more than 15 minutes to make a fresh, delicious omelet. This spinach omelet uses egg substitute for a lower cholesterol option.  You can use egg substitute or egg whites in any omelet recipe to lower the fat and cholesterol, and cheese can be omitted in most recipes for a dairy-free omelet.  Use 2 egg whites for each egg, or follow the directions on the package when using egg substitute.

 If you don’t have 15 minutes to spare for omelet-making in the morning, try a frittata instead. Frittatas can be made the night before and reheated in the oven or microwave, or, even better, you can make a large frittata on the weekend and freeze it in individual portions to enjoy throughout the week. This indulgent homemade frittata calls for ham and asparagus, but the ham could be omitted or replaced with turkey or vegetarian sausage, and the asparagus could be replaced with other roasted or steamed vegetables. Broccoli or Brussels sprouts would both be good complements to the savory ham and Parmesan cheese. Or, try this lighter spring vegetable frittata for a garden-fresh treat you can enjoy every morning.

Green Smoothies

A delicious and versatile part of any meal or snack, a green smoothie is also an excellent way to eat vegetables without tasting them. They are good for getting kids to eat their vegetables, and just as good for adults! All you need to make excellent smoothies is a decent blender (and mid-range is fine—no need to spring for the Vitamix). At its simplest, a smoothie is at least 8 oz of liquid (water, milk, juice, almond or soy milk, and herb tea all work well), one or two cups of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables (especially soft fruits like bananas or berries, and leafy greens), and ice (if none of the fruits or vegetables are frozen), blended for 1-5 minutes. Pulse a few times first, to break up large chunks, then blend on low speed, pausing occasionally, until you can’t see any large chunks and the mixture looks smooth. The whole process will take about ten minutes—including cleaning the blender afterward. You can also make your smoothie the night before: just store it in the fridge until you’re ready to go. The best smoothies have plenty of liquid, and at least one creamy ingredient, such as banana, mango, yogurt, or soft tofu. 

When choosing vegetables for a smoothie, you have plenty of options. Any green leafy vegetable can go into a smoothie, from lettuce and spinach to kale, kohlrabi, and beet greens – just stick it in the blender with your other ingredients. Soft vegetables like tomatoes also work – try an all-vegetable gazpacho for a savory treat, excellent with eggs and toast, or as a light lunch. Harder vegetables like broccoli and carrots can be treated the same way, but may need to be steamed first. Experiment a little and see how your blender does with different vegetables – some may take longer than others. However, the easiest way to get vegetables into a smoothie, especially when cooking for kids, is to puree them in advance, and freeze them in an ice cube tray so you can add small quantities without the bother of waiting for them to blend in with the rest of the smoothie. This works with greens, and works especially well with carrots, whose sweet, mild flavor is easily masked by even the blandest fruit.

For your first smoothie, try blending the following: 4 oz water, 6 oz orange juice, generous dollop of vanilla yogurt, one small ripe banana, 6-10 strawberries (fresh or frozen), and 2-4 tablespoons each (if you’ve made ice cubes, each one will be around a tablespoon) of carrot and spinach puree. Add an ice cube or two if none of the other ingredients are frozen. That will make about 1 liter of green smoothie, which is enough for four small servings with breakfast, or one delicious breakfast all by itself (the fiber makes it surprisingly filling, and if you stir in a scoop of protein powder, you may find you’re not hungry until lunch). You can add a handful of blueberries as well—they’ll improve the color as well as giving it a more complex flavor. If you’re still hungry, and need help coming up with new ideas, this guide should get your creative juices flowing.

 Hash

Long consigned to the ranks of side dishes, and maligned for its frequently high fat content, hash browns and other stir-fried potato dishes can actually be not only a nutritious and delicious way to enjoy vegetables at breakfast, but an easy way to make your first meal of the day balanced and filling. Not only does it make a good backdrop to many savory vegetables and meats, the potato is a vegetable in its own right.  If you leave the skin on when you cook it, it is high in fiber and nutrients. It’s also a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates.

Unlike its deep-fried cousin, the french fry, hash can be made at home in a pan, and with as much—or as little—oil as you want. To reduce the amount of oil absorbed in cooking, bake or boil the potatoes in advance, and chop them coarsely. For basic vegetable hash, chop boiled red potatoes (with the skin on), garlic, onions, and green and red bell peppers. Saute the garlic and onions in olive oil or butter, then add the peppers, and add the potatoes last. Finish with sea salt and black pepper. For variety, use yams and steamed carrots and/or parsnips instead of the red potatoes and bell peppers. For a high-protein variant, try this version, which features eggs and sausage. You can also make hash by tossing your ingredients like a salad, and browning them in a pan in the oven. This gives your hash a nice crisp, browned texture with much less oil than would be required for skillet cooking.


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