Friday, October 1, 2010


A number of my facebook friends are really into making smoothies for their families. They put all kinds of stuff in their smoothies... like kale, and other stuff that was never found in my Orange Julius as a kid.

At any rate, all the smoothie talk has encouraged me to try smoothies with my own kids. Little Brother is a hard-sell - he's not keen on the texture and temperature of smoothies. Not sure what that's about. He likes to eat frozen berries straight from the bowl, and he likes milkshakes, but he's not a fan of smoothies. Big Sister is a little more adventurous in the Smoothie Realm. Here are two she's liking right now...

Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup of strawberries, either fresh, or thawed
1 cup of crushed ice
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 -2 Tbsp ground flax seed
dash of vanilla
1 Tbsp sugar (optional)
Blend well. Serves 2.

Choco-Banana Smoothie
1 cup Chocolate Almond Milk
1 medium banana
1 cup crushed ice
1-2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
Blend in blender for 1 minute. Serves 2.