I know this is not the post you are use to seeing here but I really had to share! Hopefully I don’t loose any of you with this first recipe ;) Since it’s the beginning of a new year I’m sure there are quite a few of you (including myself) that are trying to improve your diet. My awesome mom brought a lovely little magazine over the other day (Everyday Food the Light Issue). As I was flipping through I came across this recipe……
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice (from 3 oranges) I used store bought – Simply Orange
1/4 cup honey ( I used an 1/8 cup agave nectar)
2 1/2 to 3 cups of ice
Blend until smooth
When I first glanced at the picture and read Avocado-Banana Smoothie I immediately turned up my nose. My boys both wanted smoothies for breakfast and I realized I only had bananas and avocados in my fruit basket. Well…. I figured I’d give it a try and to my surprise it was AMAZING. My two boys (four and two) drank the entire thing! So go ahead, give it a whirl!
We’ve also been trying our hand at green smoothies. I found this recipe that sounds really tasty too.
Green Machine Smoothie
1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
1 1/4 cups white grape juice or pear juice
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup ice
Blend until Smooth.
For those of you who haven’t tried spinach in a smoothie. I swear to you it doesn’t change the taste at all. If you blend it really well you can’t even tell it’s in there. Both of my boys get spinach in their smoothies and don’t blink an eye. If they comment on the color I tell them its a leprechaun smoothie ;) It works every time!
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