Saturday, January 19, 2013

smoovies

i don't know if it's the warmer weather or the constant state of busy that's synonymous with being bonzo, but a certain someone's appetite has been quite hit and miss 'round here as of late.

thankfully he's almost always happy to have a little smoothie – or smoovie, as he calls them – so of course i take full advantage of the situation and pack 'em full of healthy stuff to keep his bitty tummy full and happy.

for the base, i always use unsweetened coconut milk which is as yummy as it is healthy... and from there, i throw whatever i have on hand in the blender.

some usual suspects:
frozen bananas
strawberries – fresh or frozen. most often frozen.
frozen spinach – i buy baby spinach and freeze it then throw a handful in every smoothie.
blueberries – we have a ton in the freezer from our recent trip to the blueberry farm.
peaches – right off our tree!
flax/dha oil
almond butter
full fat organic plain yogurt
probiotic powder

i throw it all in the blender and blend blend blend – and once it's almost done, i hit the liquify button and whirl it for another few seconds which helps get the spinach and other bits super tiny and makes the mixture, well, a little more liquid – which means it's easier for bonzo to drink out of a straw.


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straws make even the yummiest things yummier.

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satisfied customer.

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i always make extra to store in a jar in the fridge for quick late afternoon snacks – just give it a shake, pour and sip.

2 comments:

Amber Bouchat said...

Straws totally make things yummier. This is my favorite smoothie and my little guy loves it:

http://belgianandahalf.blogspot.com/2014/01/green-smoothie.html

Meghan said...

My son first needs to learn how to drink from a straw lol. But I'm sure he'd like the smoothies too!