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Tip Tuesday–Smoothies October 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — srowe5 @ 1:50 pm

We are a smoothie-loving family around here.

Yum.

But, not only are smoothies yummy, they are very versatile, fabulously frugal, and amazingly healthy!!

Here are some great things about smoothies that I love:

1.  You don’t have to throw your too ripe fruit out…..throw it in a blender!

2.  Don’t have ice?  No problem.  Just toss in some frozen berries/fruit from the freezer.

3.  It’s a great way to get some extra veggies into your kids without them even knowing it!

4.  Wheat germ or protein powder can be added without anyone even knowing, too!

and……..

5.  Everything tastes better when you’re drinking it through a straw!

I ended up making smoothies almost every day of the week last week, due to our massive quantities of fruits and veggies.  I didn’t want to waste one, single, thing!

Here are a couple of the combinations of smoothies I conjured up, and even with all the ingredients listed, the kids gobbled them up!!

Example #1:

1 homemade plain yogurt (or you can use any yogurt you have on hand)

some milk

2 bananas

1 pear

1 tomato

handful of raspberries

handful of blueberries

wheat germ

1 T (or so) sugar

Example #2

1/2 cup (or so) Homemade applesauce

some milk

2 bananas

1 pear

1 orange

2 carrots

half of a cucumber

handful of strawberries

1 T (or so) sugar

The possibilities are ENDLESS!!

(I meant to take a picture of the smoothies we enjoyed this morning, but time was tight!!  So, sorry for no pictures!!)

Next time you don’t quite know what to do with some of your fruits and veggies, and you want to change things up a little:  Make a SMOOTHIE!!

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