Friday, April 3, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday!

In this house, we love us some smooooooothies! The boys and SH request them often and I happily comply. Because they are healthy, and easy, and best of all, so very very yummy! Here is our basic recipe:

--Crushed ice (about 1 inch in the bottom of a large 16oz. tall glass)
--1/4 to 1/2 cup low-fat or fat-free plain or vanilla yogurt
--splash of skim milk or water (depending on creaminess desired)

That's our basic recipe. Then we add whatever is on our minds for the day. Today, we had strawberry-banana smoothies. One 1/2 large banana and a few strawberries. Then we mix them up with our hand blender. Sometimes we add greens such as spinach or kale. It makes it a terrible green-brown color when you add it into the strawberries but it is OH. SO. DELICIOUS! It's more green without the strawberries but not quite as yummy. Even the boys love green smoothies! SH, not so much... But we drink them often to get in some good doses of vitamins and beta carotene.

Make yourself up some smoooooothies next time for a snack, breakfast or even lunch! They are delish and so good for you!!


Sarah said...

We do smoothies all of the time but I've never thought of putting spinach in there. My fave is strawberry and pineapple. My girls would like the green's on the menu!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Smoothies are a hit here, too! My 3-year old loves to help!

I can't wait for fresh strawberries picked right off the bush!!

Sharinskishe said...

I am such a slacker! We don't do smoothies and I know, I really know that my kids would love them. The only reason they/we don't do them, is that I don't keep the ingredients on hand! My Bad... My Terrible Bad !!

I will get on the ball and right this awful wrong!! Thanks for kicking me in gear!! Your post for some reason 'hit the spot' and I sincerely Thank You!!!


sunnymama said...

I've never made smoothies but you made them sound so yummy I'm going to try! thanks :)

Abbi said...

We love smoothies too. THough I have yet to try the green ones... I have been adding green stuff to baking though.