Thursday, January 15, 2015

Smoothie Week #3 and #4

Day 3 we woke up with a case of the sniffles so a dose of vitamin C was in order. This smoothie, Tropical Sneak Attack, fit the bill with an added bonus of iron from the spinach. Gotta love those sneaky vegetables!

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup frozen pinneapple
  • 6 oz coconut greek yogurt
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
Day 4's smoothie,  Strawberry Lassi, tasted exactly like a milkshake! It totally blurred the lines between meal and dessert.

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Hope you enjoy these 2, we sure did!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Smoothie Week #2 Apple Pie a la Mode

Remember that oatmeal/chia mixture from yesterday? The remaining half gets added to this delicious shake.

Combine in blender:
  • remaining oatmeal mixture
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Blend, pour in glass and top with sprinkle of cinnamon. This one was even easier than smoothie #1 and is just as tasty. Bottoms up!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Smoothie Week #1 Peaches 'n' Cream

Like shark week only with tasty, fruity beverages! Rory loves to have smoothies for breakfast but we often get stuck in the rut of drinking the same one every day. This week we are branching out with a new recipe each morning. We started off our Monday with a creamy dreamy yet healthy peach and oat smoothie. The Kiddo loved it, score! Here's the recipe:

The night before combine 1/2 cup quick cook oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, and 1 cup milk (cow/almond/coconut, whatever floats your boat). Let sit overnight to soak.

In the morning place 1/2 of pre-made oat/chia mixture in blender. Add 1 banana, a handful of frozen peaches, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 milk of choice (I used cow but feel free to use almond or coconut), and a couple teaspoons of honey to sweeten. Blend until combined. Pour in glass and enjoy! How easy was that?! Join us tomorrow for smoothie #2.