Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Smoothies

My baby girl and I have been enjoying fruit smoothies for breakfast in the morning.  When I say smoothie I really mean HEALTHY smoothie.  Not all smoothies are that healthy!  I used to think I was making healthy ones because I used low fat non fat ICE CREAM and apple juice!  YIKES!  Now I REALLY make HEALTHY ones.

This mornings smoothie was
5 strawberries
10 blue berries
5 raspberries
a hand full of spinach leaves
about 3 or 4 baby carrots.

Sounds really weird right?  Carrots and spinach throwing you off?  Let me tell you, they cut out all of the sweetness of the fruit.  I added a little bit of water too.  Sometimes I add flax seed.  If I add flax seed I try and drink it all.  The flax seed blows up if you freeze it and then defrost it.  :) Sometimes I also add low fat plain yogurt.

Sometimes I also add bananas, oranges, peaches and apples.  I HEARD broccoli doesn't leave a taste in the smoothie either but I haven't tried it yet.  I SWEAR to you you can NOT taste the carrot or the spinach.  Try it.

My daughter LOVES sharing these with me.  She says, "I want fruit momma!"


This is right after she enjoyed the one from this morning.  Can't argue with that face!  Enjoy

5 comments:

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

awww. I bet that's yummy. Sometimes I add coconut to ours. I'm gonna have to try broccoli and let you know how it goes.

Cutie pie smoothie baby!

*Lauren* said...

I've never tried ice cream. That sounds good....but more like a fruit shake, yum! When we lived in CA, my favorite health juice from Trader Joes was Apple and Carrot. It looked like barf but it was FRESH apple and FRESH carrot. It left me energized and feeling good about what I put in my body. Keep it up!

Katie said...

Sarah I TOTALLY forgot to write that I throw coconut oil in there sometimes. I am going to add that in another post! Thanks for reminding me. :)

Kim and Ender said...

Do you use cooked carrots? I should make these for sure!

Katie said...

Nope! I just throw in some raw one straight from the bag. You know how my kids love the baby carrots. I pretty much always have them.

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