Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Honest Smoothies


In my house, I'm trying extra hard to get rid of all pseudo-foods and serve my family only proper, nutritious foods. No, I'm never 100% successful, for two reasons:

  1. Life happens. I'm not going to freak out if we're at a skating party and fruit punch, chips, and a Carvel ice cream cake are served. We'll survive. Junk is okay once in a while, because the rest of our diet makes up for it.
  2. Life is meant to be enjoyed! Sometimes, I just want a handful of Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies, or a junky Mountain Dew, or a combo meal from Taco Bell. And that's okay! I'm not one to become so rigid that I can't enjoy my life.
However, for the most part, I really do serve all natural foods. When I can manage it, I choose organics and local foods. It's really no more expensive than the other stuff. Some organic brands are very expensive, but I watch my budget, pay attention to sales, and I do okay.

My girls wanted a snack yesterday, and here's what I made them. It's simple, pure, and honest. While they enjoyed this snack, they were receiving many health benefits and liking it. Just look at these ingredients! What's not to like?

Honest Smoothies
Serves 2

What You Need:
  • 16 oz plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 small bananas
  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 2 Tbsp honey
How it's Done:
  1. Simply add all ingredients to your blender and set to frappe. Let it whirl a full minute or two, then serve.

8 comments:

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Yum yum yummy yum! I love me a good smoothie and this, my friend, is a good smoothie!

a soldiers wife said...

sounds delicious! It's been so hot here, that smoothies have been on the breakfast menu a lot. I've not tried bananas with mixed berries though. I'm looking forward to trying this.

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Smoothies, are bliss.

Yenta Mary said...

I made something almost identical the other day, with frozen yogurt, frozen mixed berries and skim milk ... they were so good! Who would know they were actually -- gasp! -- healthy???

Kristin said...

I did this combo yesterday for my daycare kids' snack. Except. I froze them. Yummy smoothie popsicles! Great for summer.

Natasha said...

Delicious! Another treat to remember for when summer arrives here in Oz!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Julia said...

Those look SO good! My girls would probably love those.

Moondancer said...

Your smoothies look delicious, I love color! :)
I haven't checked through your entires site yet (I just discovered it a few days ago) but "green smoothies" are delicious too. It's a delicious and healthful way to boost your intake of dark leafy greens, therefor boosting the amount of veggies eaten daily.

Re: Organic foods
Have you checked out Local harvest? http://www.localharvest.org/
You might be able to find locally grown produce at a lower price.

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