10.19.2013

Cherry Vanilla Whip

What do you do when a child doesn't like a particular fruit or veggie, but you'd really like for them to consume it? You hide it in something tasty!

THE CHILD:
A sweet 4-year-old who comes to my home sometimes on the weekends for care.

THE FRUIT:
A banana

THE CHALLENGE:
Her mom would like her to eat a banana with her afternoon snack.

THE SOLUTION:
Cherry Vanilla Whip - a light, airy dessert-y type snack.

THE RESULTS:
Success!! This was such a phenomenal hit with my daughters and this dear little one - I can tell I'll be making this over and over!


Ingredients:
3 large bananas
1/2-3/4 cup of frozen cherries
1/4ish tsp vanilla (you'll probably need to play with the amount. I didn't actually measure)
1 Tbsp-ish of milk
dash of cinnamon (a last-minute decision, which is why it's not in the photo!)

How to:
1) Put the bananas in a food processor, and process till mostly mashed.
2) Add cherries & vanilla. Process till nice and smooth.
3) Drizzle in milk & cinnamon. Process for an additional 3-5 minutes, until it is light and airy.
The result was stable enough to eat with a spoon. (I thought it would be more like pudding, but it's more like those yogurt 'whips'.)
It made enough to fill 4 ramekins with a little left over - none of it lasted more than 5 minutes!

My daughter took a photo of the aftermath.
This is about 5 minutes after I served snack!!
How do you incorporate fruits & veggies into other foods?

Enjoying good food,
for His glory!
~Lisha

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8 comments:

  1. This looks yummy! Getting my kids to eat fruits is never a problem...but veggies are another story. One of our favorite treats is a chocolate smoothie. But, unlike most chocolate treats, by kids have no clue that its loaded with spinach. You take a frozen Banana, 1 cup milk (we like almond milk in it the best) 2 TBS of cocoa and a handful of fresh spinach ( like to use the baby spinach) put in blender and blend! I am a fan of it myself.

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    1. I'll be giving that a whirl soon for sure...because I can't stand spinach! Thanks for the idea, Amanda - chocolate does make everything better. Even greens :D

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  2. Yum, our mom made this for us all the time as an ice cream alternative. We didn't do sugar so this was our treat and we loved it! She called it fruit cream (instead of ice cream). We still love it!
    Great post!

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    1. Fruit cream! Oh, I like it!! I've been trying to phase sugar out in our home as well, and I'm finding the girls don't miss it the way I do!

      Another favorite of theirs is when I put cottage cheese, a little honey, and frozen berries in the food processor. If you process it long enough the cottage cheese becomes super-smooth (and looks just like ice cream!), and we freeze it. Yay for healthier dessert options :)

      Thanks for stopping by, ladies!
      ~Lisha :)

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  3. Good show, Lisha,
    I wonder if I can sneak this by my children. They like smoothies so I add fruit there and I add veggies to omelets and frittatas.

    BTW, I’d like to invite you to “Like” my new Facebook fan page for The Gluten Free Homestead. https://www.facebook.com/TheGlutenFreeHomestead
    I’d be extremely blessed by your participation and promotion of joyful gluten free living.
    Have a blessed week.
    Barbara

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    1. You'll have to let me know if it works, Barbara! Thank you for the invitation to your FB page! We are trying our best to be joyfully gluten-free (it's harder for my husband, though, since he doesn't have a choice in the matter!).

      I look forward to reading more of your tasty ideas!
      ~Lisha :)

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    1. Oh! Thank you, Judith :) That is encouraging to read!

      ~Lisha :)

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