Partly inspired by my friend Carolyn's post, and also the Jamba Juice across the street that we got addicted to while my mom was in town, I decided I would give it a try at home. Granted, we've done smoothies at home in the past, but always as just a treat if I happen to have some frozen berries and extra yogurt on hand. Now it's our new morning tradition!
Here's just a few of our creations:
The fun part for Keaton seeing what new fun color of "poodie" he gets every morning. It's a game for me to see how many kinds of goodies I can sneak in there without him noticing. So far, he's eaten raw spinach, pumpkin, wheat germ, corn, peas, green beans, carrots - and he's totally clueless!! It's amazing what you can cover up with some juice, yogurt, bananas, and other delicious fruits - pineapple, papaya, raspberries, blueberries, peaches are some of our favorites.
Smoothies are genius! Now, I don't have to so paranoid that he's not eating a salad with us every night, because he's drinking his veggies, and loving every last drop!
By the way, you don't have to have a fancy blender to make smoothies. I bought this one at Target for $16 on sale, and it can liquefy raw carrots with the best of them.