Thursday, August 8 2012
We have been really into smoothie making lately, mostly due to our new Ninja ! And, during many a concoction on our road to the ultimate smoothie, we happened upon this delicious and nutritious, ‘double-thumbs up’, blended perfection of veggies and fruits; The Pink Drink Smoothie (I did not name this).
This was voted a favorite by my kids and they ask for it every morning. It has some great ingredients, which, since they don’t watch me during the blending session, the kids don’t really know what is in it. I am not sure they would drink it if they did, so don’t tell! But it’s oh-so good, I thought I’d share.
Pink Drink Smoothie
1 cup Orange Juice
2 heaping spoonfuls of organic vanilla or french vanilla yogurt (fat-free? you decide)
1 cup Almond Milk Unsweetened
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 small avocado
2 generous shakes of Flax seeds
Handful of spinach
1 1/2 Cups Strawberries (frozen)
(We add frozen blueberries if we have them around, too, but then it’s not really pink anymore.)
Pile ingredients, in no particular order, in blender and puree to desired consistency. (Ingredients will reach the top of the blender before blended. Fill ‘er up!) This makes almost 8 cups of smoothie goodness! Our blender is 7.5 cups. If using a smaller blender, adjust ingredient amounts accordingly! Also, the sweetness comes from the yogurt, fruit, and juice, but we have omitted the juice altogether and just added a cup of water or extra ice cubes and it is still delish!
This Pink Drink is my secret way of getting my kids to eat some fruits and veggies in the morning, waking their bodies up with energy and natural sugars. And, it’s so tasty, they will never know how good it is for them either!
I hope you’ll try it!
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