Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Smoothie Fun!

Last week I had a smoothie program at the library--a woman came in to teach my teens all about the health benefits of smoothies, they sampled a mystery green smoothie, and she made them a berry smoothie to taste. It was way fun and my kids had a blast. I was inspired and the next day I ran out and bought a ton of ingredients for Best Girl and I to experiment with. We have been making smoothies for breakfast every day. I thought it might be a nice change of pace for the blog if I posted about them here.

Today's smoothie: Pineapple-Mango Smoothie
Ingredients: (um, we don't measure, exactly, but that's the fun of smoothies!)

  • coconut milk (about a half cup), 
  • vanilla greek yogurt (a couple spoonfuls), 
  • fresh pineapple (three rings, cut up. Yes, I buy the pre-cored fresh pineapple!),
  • frozen mango (a handful), 
  • frozen banana (about half. We used frozen bananas instead of fresh instead of watering the smoothie down with ice cubes), 
  • fresh spinach (about a half cup. Best Girl insists her smoothies are as healthy as possible, which is awesome considering normally she won't touch the stuff LOL)

Result: "It's OK." It wasn't the favorite smoothie we've tried thus far--Best Girl says to add less pineapple next time (it overpowered every other flavor) and she only had a few sips, but the more I drank it, the better I liked it. It's a light, refreshing smoothie, perfect for a summer day (which today is decidedly not, it's raining and gross out).

I have no idea how long this trend will continue in our house (this is actually Smoothie Day 3), but I thought it would be nice to keep track of what we're making, and maybe you guys will enjoy this non-reading side of my life. :)

Enjoy your reading!

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