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The Ins & Outs Of Making A Healthy Smoothie-Blog 2

Saturday, February 06, 2010

So my dear Spark friend TRAVELNISTA offered me a suggestion to getting in my f/v each day: Make a smoothie with banana, mango and spinach. Sure, no problem. You won't taste the spinach she promises. So without hesitation I head for the kitchen. Emma has been saying she's hungry for a bit now anyway.

I gather my ingredients. Since I do not have mango I add a whole banana, frozen strawberries & peaches and a few handfuls of spinach. I also add some milk for my liquid base. I figure it's a safer bet than using the apple juice. I add all my ingredients into the blender. Then after a bit I notice the spinach needs to be stirred. So I take out my spoon and decide I'll just stir it up a bit-no, I didn't turn off the blender to do this.
So this is what my spoon looks like now...

Good thing I wasn't really attached to that spoon emoticon

After checking through the smoothie mixture for spoon pieces, this is what the finished product looks like:

This is what my sweet child looks like consuming said product:

You can see the smile in her eyes as she drinks it!

Please note the greenish mustache she is sporting!
After drinking it she says, "Mommy you made a GREAT smoothie!" emoticon I just love my daughter!

Fresh and frozen fruit: $2
Milk: $.50
Spinach: $1

Having my heart melt? PRICELESS

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  • -TAMI-
    I did that with a spoon one time. My spoon was wooden though so my smoothie had splinters in it. LOL

    I'm one of the few people who don't care for smoothies. They taste okay but I like to chew my food. I do drink a chocolate protein drink in the summer thats like a milk shake. Mmmmm, now that I love to drink!

    I'm glad you made the smoothie and that you and your baby like it. Now you can get all those fruits and veggies in... I used to love to experiment with my smoothies. I would use either spinach or kale for the leafy greens and then stick in whatever fruits I had. I don't think there's a way to mess up a smoothie unless you accidentally put in too many greens. emoticon
    2992 days ago
    Love, love, LOVE green smoothies!
    2993 days ago
    She is just WAY too cute! I love smoothies too but I do find if I eat TOO many fruits, I gain weight very quickly. I've learned to eat an apple or a small fruit salad and leave it at that. I eat my spinich in my lunch sandwiches. It adds a lot of crunch if it's nice and fresh.
    2994 days ago
    I love my homemade smoothies!
    2994 days ago
    So how many calories was the spoon? I don't recall that in my recipe. emoticon I don't add any milk, yogurt, or apple juice to it. You can just add maybe a 1/4 cup of good old H20

    I can't wait till you make the banana, pineapple, spinach smoothie and see how Emma likes it. I bet that will be her favorite. I will add the pineapple juice to that one. emoticon emoticon
    2994 days ago
  • CRYSTAL774
    LOL! hahahahahaha! This was great and perfect I love this blog.. You are so funny and Emma you are to cute.
    Simone at least you didn't stir it with your finger. LOL I am seriously cracking up I cannot contain myself!
    2994 days ago
    Your story cracked me up, and the pic of the spoon was the best! Em is soooo cute, and she is very photogenic! Glad you found another way to get your f/v in...awesome!
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    2994 days ago
    That is so funny and so cute!
    Love your story.
    You child is adorable and definitely priceless!

    2994 days ago
    Wow that sounds like it could be good. I love SMOOTHIES!! I used to make them all the time when I had a blender.... I need to get another one. Its great that you are showing your daughter a healthy way to eat. Awesome job!!!!
    2994 days ago
    Cute cute daughter! What a better way to teach your children to eat healthy! You are doing great!
    2994 days ago
    ...that sounds good, actually. Your daughter is adorable, and it's good to find creative ways to get kids to eat fruits and veggies.
    2994 days ago
    Aw - that is so cute! Good to know kids will eat spinach this way.
    As for the spoon - admit it, you just wanted to add fiber! emoticon
    2994 days ago
    Did she really love it? That sounds like a pretty good smoothie. How much milk did you use? and how much spinach?
    2994 days ago
    Your daughter is beautiful! What a smile! And she has a great mommy.
    2994 days ago
    Sorry about your spoon!

    Your daughter is precious!
    2994 days ago
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