Posts Tagged ‘smoothie recipe’

Summertime Green Smoothie

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Showing off his green smoothie mustache

One easy and quick way to get your kid(s) to consume more fruits and veggies is SMOOTHIES! We drink smoothies daily around here and enjoy experimenting with different ingredients to come up with our own unique creations based on what’s on sale, what’s growing in the garden, and what’s in season. Here’s a current favorite green smoothie we have enjoyed this week!

 

2 cups of water

8 strawberries

1 banana

1 handful of spinach

1 teaspoon spirulina

2 tablespoons hemp seed

1/4 cup almonds

1 date

Blend on high for 2 minutes and you’ll have a beautiful, bright green, delicious, kid-friendly smoothies that provides an abundance of rich nutrients for your wee ones!

The aftermath of enjoying green smoothies!

You can use fresh fruit or frozen fruit. If using fresh fruit, you’ll probably want to throw a few ice cubes in before blending. One quick tip when freezing bananas is to peel them first.

Also note that the taste and quality of spirulina can vary greatly. I prefer this brand.

What is your family’s favorite green smoothie recipe?

-Sarah

***Don’t forget about this week’s Fan Photo Friday! The topic is “Babywearing Daddy!”. Share a picture of daddy wearing baby for a chance to win 25 Milk Miles. Just email your photo to sarah@momsmilkboutique.com by Thursday, June 14 and include any information you want shared such as age of baby/child and type of carrier. Then check back on Friday, June 15 to enjoy some Babywearing Daddy photos and see who wins 25 Milk Miles!

Tasty Tuesday: Energy Boosting Smoothie

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Have you ever noticed the discrepancy of energy levels between a mother and her children? In other words, kids seems to have endless amounts of energy while most moms are operating on rather low energy reserves. One easy way to BOOST your energy levels is through FOODS! Try this smoothie recipe for a quick, healthy, PURE energy boost. This smoothie is a perfect way to start your day in place of caffeine or for when you hit that 2:00pm slump we are all too familiar with. It only takes minutes to make and can turn your day around in an instant. What gives this smoothie an energy boosting kick? Well actually ALL of the ingredients do! Check it out…

Ingredients:

1 cup of water

1/2 ripe banana

1 generous Tablespoon almond butter (preferably raw)

2 dates (be sure to remove the seed)

2 Tablespoons Hemp Seed

2 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs

2 ice cubes

Blend for two minutes and enjoy! This recipe makes one generous serving (you’ll find this smoothie surprisingly filling) so if your kids are going to want some (like mine always do) you might consider making extra. 🙂

What helps give you an extra energy boost? Would love to hear some more ideas from readers!

-Sarah