Weekend Brunch

I’ve been cooking up a storm this weekend, tearing my way through Ellie Krieger’s The Good You Crave.  

It started out with the Blueberry Blast Smoothie

 I had a bag of frozen mixed berries so I used those instead of just frozen blueberries.  Nick thought the smoothies were too yogurt-y.  He’s partial to his Smoothie King smoothies which don’t have any yogurt in them (at least the smoothie he orders every time doesn’t), but I thought they reminded me of my favorite Jamba Juice smoothie which does have yogurt in it, so I thought this recipe came out great.

Next up, Scrumptious Scramble.  This was pretty simple, but was loaded with flavor.  I’ve made this before, in the summer-time, when tomatoes are at their peak, and it was better then, but I still really enjoyed it this time around.

I served the eggs with these amazing Apple-Pecan Muffins.  Having made these for the first time, I am now compelled to bake more.  The secret ingredient to keeping the fat down in these muffins (which is probably no secret at all) was apple sauce.  They came out so light and fluffy.  I’m in love with them!

And last, but not least, Energy Bars.  They made the whole house smell sweet and delicious as they baked in the oven.  Nick approves of these and they are much cheaper to make than buying a box of energy bars at the grocery store, so I’m sure this will become a regular item in our household!

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