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Breakfast #5
Wake-Up Smoothie
Canadian Bacon Cornbread
Total Carbs: 29.1g

Wake-Up Smoothie
A creamy vanilla-coffee smoothie ready in minutes. Makes 1 serving.

Ingredients
6 oz plain whole milk yogurt
1/3 cup whole milk
6 oz ice cubes (about 1/3 cup)
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 sweetener packet (to taste)

Directions
1. Combine yogurt, vanilla, sweetener, milk, and ice in a blender. Blend until there are no more ice chunks. Add coffee granules. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into tall glass and enjoy!

Canadian Bacon Cornbread
Fresh homemade soft cornbread with Canadian bacon baked in the middle. Makes 2 servings.

Ingredients
cooking spray
2 oz Canadian bacon , cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup cold water
1 tbsp margarine
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup whole milk

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 1-3/4 cup baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Coat medium skillet with cooking spray. Saut bacon for 2 minutes over high heat.
3. In small saucepan, place cornmeal and water, and bring to boil. Cook 1 minute, remove from heat.
4. Add to cornmeal and mix after each additional, in this order: margarine, egg, and milk.
5. Add bacon and pour into prepared baking dish. Bake 15 minutes or until the edges are browned.

Do not use regular bacon.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Wake-up Smoothie
Calories 133.8, Total Carbs 11g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Saturated Fat 2.3g, Potassium 332.9mg, Protein 6g, Sodium 97.8mg
Canadian Bacon Cornbread
Calories 205, Total Carbs 18.1g, Dietary Fiber 1.5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Potassium 136.1mg, Protein 8.8g, Sodium 279.9mg

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