Smoothie City

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lately, it has been smoothie city in our house. Over the summer, C learned how to drink from a straw, and after acquiring a couple new awesome sippy cups with straws, we've been indulging in many...many smoothies. 

 Not only are smoothies a healthy breakfast or snack option, but they're also great for cooling down on a hot day, and good for my peace of mind knowing that C is getting plenty of healthy fruits...and occasionally his diet now that he's eating mostly table food. Typically, the table food he gets is reasonably healthy too, but he trends towards favoriting the bread, pasta, crackers, and cheese rather than the antioxidant and vitamin-rich veggies and fruits that he should be eating. Watching him eat, I'm guessing that this is because bread is easier to pick up than a slippery veggie or fruit, but all the same, smoothies have been a lifesaver for our family. C has grown to like them so much, that he has even been known to come back for second servings!

Along with this Tropical Spinach Smoothie I previously blogged about, here are a couple of other smoothie recipes from True Food Cookbook that we've been enjoying:

8 strawberries
1 banana
2 Tbsp coconut milk
2 tsp simple syrup
1/2 C ice

*Strawberries can be substituted for peaches, mangos, etc. Or add those in too if you want more than a single serving. If you are looking for a little more protein, I love adding vanilla Greek yogurt to this recipe.

1 banana
1/2 C Greek-style vanilla yogurt (1 container)
1/2 C apple juice
1 Tbsp flax meal
1 Tbsp almond butter
2 tsp simple syrup
1/2 C ice

Protein shake to the max! The Weekend Warrior is packed with energy, and a great start to the day.

Look Mom! All done!

There are so many amazing smoothie recipes to try that it's easy to find just about any type of flavors you could possibly want. With cooler fall temps just around the corner I'm looking forward to trying this Pumpkin Smoothie, this Apple Pie Protein Smoothie, and this Carrot Cake Smoothie. Just because I think it has potential to be the best thing since sliced bread, I'll be adding ingredients for this Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie to my grocery list. Sounds amazing right? Pretty much Girl Scout Cookies in a cup...could the world possibly come up with anything better?

Do you have any great smoothie recipes?

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