On my post about eating healthy, I made a comment that I often make fruit smoothies in an attempt to get make crazy non-fruit eating children to ingest some of the healthy, yummy goodness that is fruit. Someone requested that I post my recipe. So, here they are (I have two). There's really nothing fancy about them.
Mixed Berry Smoothie
- handful of fresh or frozen mixed berries
- 2-3 ice cubes
- splash of orange juice
- half a banana
blend until fruit and ice cubes are crushed and mixed.
- 2-3 large spoonfuls of plain or vanilla yogurt
- handful of berries (any kind you want)
- half a banana
blend until fruit is crushed and ingredients are mixed
*Keep in mind that I use a Magic Bullet, which is a lot smaller than a regular blender. So, you may need to adjust your measurements.
*For both these recipes, you really can add whatever fruit you want and how much of it you want. I really just throw stuff together.
My sister had a really good idea. You can buy trays for making your own pop-sickles. My mom got some at Ikea (Good luck finding them on the website. I tried and failed. Let me know if you find them.), and they're really fun because they're tall like a real pop-sickle. Others I've seen are short and squat. Anyway, my sister's idea was to make fruit smoothies and make them into pop-sickles. It sounds delicious and fun for the kids to help make. That might be a fun summer activity.
I'd love for you to post your favorite smoothie recipe in the comments. Maybe one or two will make it in a later post.