Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Smoothies are a favorite in this house. It is nice both boys like them, as they are at the ages where texture and smell issues seem to plague their veggie and fruit consumption. It is FUN because they get to make their own - and we use big loud appliances, after all. They both really enjoy picking and choosing their ingredients -- juiced veggies, fresh yogurt, frozen fruits...the result is always delicious (and packed with stuff they won't eat in its' original form).

Today, A juiced carrots for the liquid base. He then added home made vanilla yogurt, frozen strawberries & blueberries, and a few frozen peaches. We added a little liquid supplement (CLO) too, to make it extra good, and whizzzzzzzzzzzzzzed it right up.

Today A was pretty nervous about tasting the smoothie - he juiced both orange AND white (gasp) carrots. But of course he eventually did a "taste test", loved it, and yes, this photo below is of him, all smoothie goofy & dribbled. He was yelling "white carrots are NOT disgusting" while I snapped a shot.

Making smoothies is definitely one of the favorite kitchen activities - and we try to make it a ritual/activity which we do at least once or twice a week. YUM!


Lizz said...

We love smoothies too. Some things we put in ours include: wheat germ, flax oil, nutritional yeats, vitamineral green, agave, bee pollen, black-strap molasses, kale soft tofu...

denise said...

Yeah, my boys are not *too* adventurous with the add ins...We do raw honey tops with propolis and pollens, which they like, and flax oils some time (or CLO)...but the other more funky additions are usually just in mine! :D

Haven't tried the molasses in them yet - I bet they would LOVE that!