make smoothies with the kiddies!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Smoothies are a big hit at our house! The kids love watching the blender whirl and mix the chunks of fruit, ice and yogurt into one thick drink, and I love knowing that they are drinking 2+ servings of fruit or vegetables, yogurt and flax seed.

This drink is so versatile and adaptable… use whatever fruits (and some veggies), juices and yogurt that you have. Smoothies are super easy to put together… throw it all in and seconds later, its ready! We make these as snacks, but they are a perfect & portable breakfast or light meal on-the-go.

banana strawberry smoothie

1 banana, peeled
1 cup strawberries, hulled {if they are organic, i throw the whole strawberry in}
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup milk, orange juice or water
1/4 cup crushed ice
1 Tablespoon flax seed

(1.)  Put all of the ingredients in the blender.  Blend for one minute; until smooth.  Serve :)

For a basic smoothie recipe, I typically take 2 cups of fruit {and sometimes spinach}, add yogurt, milk or juice & ice.  Blend well and serve!

Some additional add-ins to complement your smoothie: nuts, coconut, protein powder, vanilla, cocoa powder, peanut butter & honey

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