PEACHY BERRY BANANA SHAKE Substitute alternate fruit, depending on what is languishing in your refrigerator. Use ripe, mellow fruits before they spoil. 10 strawberries 1 mellow banana 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 cup apple or orange juice 2 tablespoons dry milk powder Strawberry garnish
Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Process until smooth and foamy. Pour into 2 tall glasses. Garnish each with a strawberry. Serves 2.
OATMEAL COOKIE CRUNCH CEREAL
The raisins, added first, sweeten the water in which the oats are cooked. The nuts and seeds give it a crunchy quality, as well as making this dish a complete protein. 2 cups water 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup oats 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
In a one-quart saucepan, combine water and raisins. Bring to a boil. Add oats gradually, stirring. Add cinnamon and vanilla. Reduce heat and cook for about 8 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with seeds and nuts, or offer the seeds and nuts on the side. Children like to help themselves to extras. Serve with milk, cream, or yogurt. Note: Extra can be refrigerated or frozen.
Microwave method: In a two-quart microwavable casserole, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Micro-cook on high for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on consistency desired. Stir after half time. Serves 4.