I am the Smoothie Queen! I started my obsession 8 years ago when I was pregnant with Kendall. In an effort to get all my fruits, veggies, and dairy every day, I started my day off with a smoothie chock-full of these goodies. I tinker with the ingredients occasionally, but I find that you really can't make a yucky smoothie if you use your head!
I usually start with plain yogurt. I just dump some in the blender...a good bit, don't be stingy! Then I add a scoop of protein powder, and various combinations of fruit, a splash of milk or orange juice, and then blend it up! Honey is a good sweetner too, if you need a little more sweetness...but stay away from the flavored yogurt...the high fructose corn syrup is not worth it! I almost always add a banana, and then usually strawberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, blackberries, raspberries, etc. You get the idea. Play around with what you like! I keep a lot of frozen fruit in the freezer, so I always have some in case the mood strikes. Ooooo...another good combo is banana, chocolate and peanut butter!! Here are some ingredients that I NEVER use: melons of any sort (too watery), pears, apples, and grapes. All of these give the smoothie a weird and watery texture...yuck! You can even sneak in other things that you're kids don't want to eat...sometimes I add in various supplements or medicine if the need arises!
Noah is totally into the smoothies, too...he can suck down an entire cup before I even get mine poured! And that kid is obsessed with the blender...he has to push all the buttons or he has a fit!
Get your blender out and get busy! You won't be sorry...I promise!
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