; Supermarket Serenade: TLC and a Smoothie

Friday, January 23, 2009

TLC and a Smoothie

Favorite Food Finds Friday is all about rushing today.

Your mother told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day and you know she was right. But sometimes mornings can be so chaotic that you just don't have time to eat a balanced meal. That's where my favorite food find comes in...it's a grab and go breakfast that when paired with a yummy yogurt smoothie becomes a tasty quick breakfast.

Today's favorite food find is...

Kashi's Tasty Little Chewies (TLC) all natural chewy granola bars.

When our local Whole Foods opened last year, the week before the grand opening was a fundraiser tour week. Where for $5.00 you were given an inside peek at the new Whole Foods and the money raised would be donated to assorted local charities (isn't that a brilliant idea?). Each person who toured was given a cloth shopping bag filled with various samples and coupons. One of the samples in my bag was a Kashi TLC bar. Not being someone who can turn down a free food sample I tasted my Kashi Honey Almond Flax bar that very day.

Loved it. It was sweet and chewy (with 4 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein). The bars have become my breakfast in a rush go-to. The bars come in several varieties: Cherry Dark Chocolate, Honey Almond Flax (my favorite), Peanut Peanut Butter and Trail Mix. There are no partially hydrogenated oils and no high fructose corn syrup.

What's the perfect way to "wash" one of these babies down? A yogurt smoothie. Made quick and easy in my (favorite mini-appliance) The Magic Bullet, this smoothie and TLC bar breakfast is ready in 5 minutes. (Oh I've been known to eat this for lunch too).

Yummy Yogurt Smoothie

1 (6 ounce) container raspberry yogurt
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup skim milk
3 ice cubes

Combine all the ingredients in a blender (or Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth.


HoneyB said...

hmm. I could do that smoothie tomorrow morning...really sounds good!

That Girl said...

My dad went in for a procedure this week. And afterwards, when he was allowed to eat, my mom whipped out this ziplock bag filled with Kashi bars for him to pick.

(I snuck him a bag of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies)

Grace said...

i adore kashi and every single product of theirs that i've tried. your smoothie is the perfect accompaniment. :)

Donna-FFW said...

My goodness. Does that smoothie ever look good. I must try one. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

I am a huge lover of Kashi. Every morning I eat my oatmeal and a Kashi cookie. Try those cookies, they are awesome!

Veggie Mom said...

College Girl and The Wild One love smoothies, so this recipe will certainly come in handy. Thanks!

Veronica said...

Kashi cookies?? I haven't seen those...I'll have to look for them Dawn!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I just added Kashi bars to my list at Target (going at lunch). I made smoothies every morning. I usually do 2 c frozen strawberries, 2 1/2 c milk and 2 scoops of soy protein. The Husband and I have these for breakfast every.single.day. Love it! When blueberries are cheaper I get blueberries instead of strawberries and they are muy delicioso!