Pieces of Me

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

All Hail the Great Green Smoothie

So while participating in the Whole 30, I have nearly completed week 1, and I’m a little tired of eggs.  I had thought about making smoothies, but since the fiasco this summer, we haven’t replaced our blender, and we really want a nice one so we are waiting to do so.  I decided to ask my mom and dad if they happened to have an extra blender, and like I suspected, they did.  It’s fairly old – probably from the 90s, but let me tell you, it’s amazing.  I have yet to have had a blender that would liquefy spinach in my smoothies.  I would put the veggie in them because I would just constantly get a piece of spinach and while I love me some spinach, I’m not crazy about it being in my fruit drink.

I decided to make up one of Roni’s Orange Julius inspired smoothies (modifying it with coconut milk), and love it.  And then last night for dessert, I made an almond butter and banana smoothie (it was okay).  The kids saw me and begged me to make them smoothies.  So this afternoon, for a snack, I made them each a smoothie – with the flavors they desired.

Cayden wanted a blueberry/banana smoothie so I pulled out some blueberry yogurt, a banana, a handful of spinach and a little milk and blended it up.  He thought it  was so awesome that it was green he didn’t even question it.  And he said, “It tastes soooo yummy!”

Hannah requested a strawberry banana smoothie so I used a little bit of Cayden’s smoothie for the base, added a banana, a bunch of strawberries and a little more spinach.  She was a little harder to convince to drink it.  But in the end, she did, and does like it.  Although, she decided she didn’t once I told her it had spinach in it (only because she asked).  Now, she’s only sipping it, but we had an entire talk about how I’m tired of her wasting food and drink so she will finish it regardless of her opinion of the spinach.

All in all, I’m excited about my blender and my courage to try to mix things up a bit. 

Yay for Day 7 – in which I have done fairly well Smile