a green smoothie I can’t believe my kids like as much as they do

I didn’t plan on sharing this smoothie with you all.  Mostly because as it was loading into the Vita-Mix I was pretty unconvinced that the kiddos would be clamoring for it.

But I’d like to say this about the concoction … it’s a nutritious and highly digestible protein-packed power-house.

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They seriously were nearly fighting over my cup.

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I think this Victory Smile just says it all …

So … here you go (this makes 2 servings … that we had to share with four):

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup kombucha
  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1/2 cup whey (a wonderfully useful by-product of making yogurt at home)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • 1 raspberry flavored Emergen-C

DIRECTIONS:

Put everything in the Vita-Mix and blend on high until it’s well-blended and a frothy delicious green juice.

Good luck keeping the kids away from it!

Happy Saturday.

another yogurt-ish smoothie … with yogurt

Hi all.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVE!

Jeanne here.

I want you all to know that Abby’s not the only one to concoct smoothies for the littles!

We pretty much find some time during each day to enjoy a version of this one.  (Today it was breakfast.  Yesterday, it was around 4 pm because we knew we were going to a friends’ house for dinner and were forewarned that dinner, although tasty, was going to be less than nutritious.)

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup whole milk yogurt (sometimes it’s plain.  Sometimes it’s maple.  Every once in a while, it’s vanilla)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ to ¾ cup berries (or melon or pineapple – and they can fresh or frozen, but always organic)
  • 2 cups greens (spinach or kale … it’s kale in the summer because it’s a garden staple)
  • 1 cup Kombucha
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 packets of Emergen-C (any flavor.  I like tangerine.  The Cowboy goes for super orange)
  • 4 Tbls ground flax seed or chia seeds (optional)

Everything gets put into the Vita-Mix and blended until smooth.

It’s packed with protein and good fats, anti-oxidents, vitamins and minerals and omega-3 fatty acids (when we add the flax or chia).

And everyone in the house gets a glass …

… some glasses are just a little bigger than others. 🙂

And now I have to go make a pie … and some non-GMO corn pudding.  What’s on YOUR docket today?

PS – Don’t forget to sign up for our WHOLE FOODS MARKET GIFT CARD GIVE-AWAY … registration closes at 10 pm PST.  Good Luck!

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