Smooth(ie) Talk

My daughters would drink smoothies at every meal, if I let them. One of their favorite "games" is 'Guess What Mommy Put In Our Smoothies!', and they are usually pretty accurate.

Sundays after church and Monday mornings are our smoothie mealtimes - when the fabulous creations are the highlight of our meal. This morning's breakfast was a banana-orange-pineapple concoction that was delicious!

I don't necessarily use recipes. It's one of the beauties of smoothies; you just kind of throw fruits/protein sources/(sometimes veggies) in a blender and - ta da! [Although, sometimes it's NOT ta-da, but EWWWWWW. I adjust & learn as I go.] It's a great way to invite one of the girls to help me in the kitchen - because there's no pressure for exacting measurements. They love to experiment with amounts and different flavors.

Here's what I used today:

2 1/2 cups of Stonyfield Farms Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt
1 banana
1 11-oz can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 20-oz can of pineapple chunks, slightly drained
1/8ish tsp cinnamon

1) Empty ingredients into the blender.
2) Blend.
3) Ta-da!

An overly enthusiastic "Two thumbs up!" from Abby.
Some other exceptionally tasty combinations that my girls prefer:
1) French vanilla Greek yogurt, frozen cherries, & cinnamon [This one is our absolute favorite!]
2) Blueberry yogurt, frozen mixed berries, & apple juice (just to thin it a little)
3) Blueberry yogurt, frozen peaches, & cinnamon
4) Strawberry yogurt, banana, & mango (or papaya!)
5) Plain Greek or regular yogurt, honey, cocoa powder, & cinnamon, & a little PB

I usually serve smoothies with raw veggies, sunflower seeds, peanuts, whole grain toast, or mini-muffins to make it more of a "meal".

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? I'd love to see it - we're always up for trying new combinations!

For His glory!
~Lisha :)

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  1. Mmmmmmmmmm... Yum. We tried one the other day with frozen mixed berries (blue, black, and rasp), frozen (slightly thawed) mango chunks, a little plain yogurt, almond milk (to thin it), a couple Tbsp of flax meal (cheap & nutritious!), and I threw in some rainbow chard. I bet you could use spinach (fresh or frozen) too. Our blender isn't amazing, so you could still see green flecks in the smoothie, but the boys didn't notice until after I told them! :) We're going to try your chocolate PB and cherry recipes!

    1. Berries & mango are always a hit with us, too. I've never tried almond milk - I'll have to give that a try soon. :) Enjoy! (The cherry-vanilla one is SO yummy. I don't like yogurt, as a rule, but I like this flavor combo so much.)

      With the PB smoothie, you'll have to play with the cocoa powder & honey ratio so it's not too bitter for you, but if you get it just right it kind of tastes Reese's PB-cup-ish. I do just a sprinkle of cinnamon for depth of flavor, too.

      Thanks, Katie! Hugs!

  2. I have picky eaters and I think this post will really help me. Pinned! If you have time, I'd love it if you would link this up to Family Fun Friday. Thanks!

    1. I look forward to linking up - thank you so much for the invitation! I'm glad this gave you some new ideas :D My girls are picky, too!

      Thank you for the encouragement!