Monday, May 26, 2008

my new kick!

We're still on the smoothie kick. They are great, especially when you put veggies in them.

Tonight for dinner was grilled chicken and a romaine, banana berry smoothie. Yes lettuce! It was good very fresh tasting. So easy, no slaving over the stove. Also no guilt because they're not getting any vegetables and the kids think they are great. I ended up making four batches because everyone wanted more.

They only thing is I need a bigger blender. Right know we're borrowing a magic bullet and is just doesn't hold enough. It would be great for a single smoothie but when divided by four of five it just doesn't cut the mustard.

I'm thinking of coming up with four recipes to coincide with our four day food rotation.
Kale, carrot, banana and raspberry
Spinach, blueberry and peach (Flax seeds!?!?!)
Romaine, cucumber, apple, and strawberry
Mixed greens, grapes and orange (maybe add a little oatmeal?!?!)

I know my kids eat pretty healthy but they are much more apt to eat fruit that veggies so the idea of them sipping up a cup of veggies with out a fight sounds too good to be true.

Happy blending!! Hope you had a good weekend.


Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, I had to reread your third sentence.... I thought you blended in the grilled chicken too.

Sharon said...

I am going to have to try that sometime. I need to get a blender first though. Our's just broke, courtesy of Piper.

LOVE that website that you found on your last post for pics. So much fun! I'm glad I have been busy otherwise I think I would be on there waaaay too much.

Tracy said...

Hmmm not so sure about those blendy drinks I'll have to try one. Ah, maybe you can try them and report back to us all if their good or not:)

I have to second what Sharon said about the other website looks like way to much fun.

Tracy said...

Oh, I guess you figured park day was canceled today:) Sorry I didn't call.