Saturday, July 14, 2012

Smooth(ie) Moves

My blender is probably the most-used kitchen appliance that we own. It was my life-line when making baby food, it grinds grains for Super Porridge, and it is our smoothie machine. We eat smoothies at least 5 times a week - sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for a snack, sometimes we pour them into the Zoku popsicle maker, and sometimes they're dinner. You can seriously make a smoothie with almost any ingredients and I personally find them to be a dietary staple. Here are two of our current faves:

The Greener the Better

  • Organic kale
  • Organic Greek yogurt
    • We've starting eating Wallaby Greek yogurt - The Merc recently starting carrying it and it's one of the few organic Greek yogurts that is actually strained instead of adding pectin to thicken it
  • Organic frozen fruit
    • I like to use any combination of bananas, pineapple, peaches, or mango because it allows the green color to remain vibrant. But that's just me!
  • Organic juice
    • Orange, peach, or apricot are nice
  • Maybe a few ice cubes, if you want it colder
Figs are Fun
  • Frozen organic banana
  • 2 T (or so) organic almond butter
  • Organic apricot juice
  • Organic Greek yogurt
  • 5-6 organic figs
  • Maybe a few ice cubes, if you want it colder

As you can see, I don't ever measure - it's more of a chop, toss in, pour, blend, add, blend, drink. But the fig smoothie - yes, please! The girls and I devoured that one! It's only noon, and I've already used the blender twice today. Who knows what the afternoon will bring! :)

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