after school snack: smoothies

[13 Oct 2008 | By | 5 Comments]

Hey mom, why don’t you post on smoothies? My reflex response: because they are so typical in our family I don’t think they count. They couldn’t possibly be interesting to people.

And yet.

We love them and have them almost every day. And they are so easy to make, they evade the rigid parameters of a recipe. Our smoothies are typically enjoyed for breakfast or as part of an after school snack. They judiciously represent the recommended ‘3-5 servings of fruit daily.’ AND are a perfect delivery system for a packet of Emergen-C.

Besides, for those of us who love the ideas of bananas, yet find the banana-ey texture hard to overcome: smoothies are key to banana consumption. And bananas are brilliantly good for you.

The ‘sorta’ recipe for SMOOTHIES
serves 2-3.

2 large scoops lemon sorbet
1 banana
1 cup [frozen] mango cubes
1/2 cup [frozen] berries (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry…)
Orange Juice to level of contents (play with OJ amounts according to how you like your smoothie: thick or thin)

Place all on blender, puree. Add blackberries on top to photo, if desired.

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  • Susan from Food Blogga said (13 October 2008 at 2:56 pm):

    I’m always hesitant about posting on everyday foods likes smoothies too. But I’m glad you did. I love the addition of lemon sorbet– so refreshing and tangy!

  • Barb said (16 October 2008 at 5:30 am):

    Oooooo – this looks so delicious! I’ve got to try this. Thanks so much (and the lemon sorbet sounds like a great addition.)

  • Karen said (20 October 2008 at 11:12 am):

    Ever since getting a spankin’ new blender, I’ve been gleefully packing lots of fresh fruits and other secret goodies (ssshhh, they’re green!) into my kids’ smoothies.

    Isn’t it great to make something they love and it’s so good for them?

  • CeeCee said (20 October 2008 at 4:41 pm):

    will pick up some sorbet at the store – usually make ours with organic vanilla yogurt for more protein. never thought about lemon… do the smoothies last your kids til dinner?

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