June 24 is smoothie day at UK HealthCare

Smoothie day — June 24

Join us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24 for a smoothie demonstration and free samples!

Learn how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie, while trying tasty samples.

Location: 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building, Psych-Oncology Services

Markey Menu offers tips for summer gardening

Summer gardening

It’s not too late to cultivate!

Planting your own herbs and vegetables can be nutritious and inexpensive – as well as therapeutic. It doesn’t have to even be challenging. Try growing some low-maintenance herbs such as basil, parsley and chives; then, use them to spice up your dishes for extra flavor and nutritional benefits of phytochemicals. You can even grow them inside in a sunny window and use them all summer long!

For more ideas, try your green thumb at these suggestions from the American Institute of Cancer Research.


Strawberry Mango Feta Toast Points

Diced strawberries, mango and fat free feta cheese provide the perfect balance of sweet, savory and tangy for these quick and colorful lunch or brunch toast points.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ripe mango, divided
  • 2 cups strawberries, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, plus 2 tbsp for topping
  • ½ cup fat free feta cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Peel and pit mango. Dice ¾ of mango and ¾ of strawberries; place in large bowl with feta cheese. Put remaining fruit, ¼ cup basil, vinegar and oil in a blender and blend.
  2. Pour blended vinaigrette over fruit-feta mix and toss gently.
  3. Chop remaining basil leaves.
  4. Toast bread slices and cut each slice diagonally.
  5. Top toast points with dressed fruit-feta mix and chopped basil.

Recipe from www.choosemyplate.gov