Mr. Radar has a breakfast conundrum. As in, he is anti-breakfast. He claims coffee is his “morning food.” As if coffee can even be considered a food! A few weeks ago, I noticed his pants beginning to gape at the waist. Already skinny as a rail to the point of non-existence, I felt the need to snap into action. I became determined to feed him a good breakfast. It was my personal mission. I tried everything from muesli, fruit, oatmeal, even quinoa. All no dice. He’d eat a few bites and hurry off.
But finally, I found the lassi. Portable, fresh and sweet. I thought I’d use a little reverse psychology on Mr. Radar just in case. After so many failures, I wanted this one to stick. So I first fed him the lassi in the afternoon. He drank it all up. Next morning, I introduced the lassi again. “Since you liked it so much yesterday, I made it for you again.” Game, set, match. Hilary Bee: 1 Mr. Radar: 0
Makes two 8 oz servings
1 1/2 cups of unflavored yogurt (not Greek Yogurt)
1 1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons of honey
Handful of ice cubes
Combine the yogurt, blueberries, ginger and honey in the blender. Give it a good pulse. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth, no more than a minute.
Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy. Or you can make ahead. I make Mr. Radar’s lassi at night, put it in a travel mug and store in the coldest part of our refrigerator. Works for me!