You, my friends, should consider yourselves very lucky. Because, today, you are a getting a double-dose of delicious-ness. Not only will there be an awesome scone recipe, there will also be an even more awesome giveaway to enter (scroll down for details).
Sounds great, huh?
First up: the scones.
To sum it up in one sentence, they are berry filled lemony goodness that could actually qualify as a healthy breakfast, or a great snack.
Boy, that was one jam-packed sentence.
Lemon Blueberry Scones - inspired by this recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp raw cane sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
- pinch salt
- 5 tbsp cold unsalted butter (for vegan version, sub margarine, or other vegan butter, and omit salt)
- zest from one lemon
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Then, cut butter into small pieces, and add to flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Next, add blueberries (if using frozen, don't thaw) and lemon zest to dry ingredients, and gently stir. Mix in yogurt and milk. Eventually, using your hands to mix will be necessary to incorporate all the flour. Once well mixed, form dough into a circle that's a little under 1 inch thick. Cut into eight pieces and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm to touch, and golden brown on bottom.
Now, onto the giveaway.
This one is sponsored by the mighty fine folks from slimkicker.com.
SlimKicker is a fitness game and calorie counter that makes dieting easier and more fun than it's even been before by turning your goals into a level up game. You can advance through each level by tracking your healthy calories, exercising, and completing challenges like quitting soda for a week. Along the way, earn points and rewards to keep you motivated. Also available are recipe ideas for certain diets such as Weight Watchers and Dukan Diet.
The reward for winning the giveaway is your very own Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale in the ever stylish black.
How to enter the giveaway:
Simply comment with your original suggestion of a fun and creative fitness or diet challenge. This should be only 1-2 sentences long, and completely your idea. Also, please be sure to include your name and email in the comment.
(contest open to U.S. residents only)
The person with the best challenge idea with be declared the winner in a weeks time, so stay tuned.
I look forward to reading about all of your great ideas.
Oh, and keep in mind: If you're one of the only people the enter, your chances of winning are much much higher.
The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Crisha! For you prize, contact the slimkicker folks at team (at) slimkicker.com.