after school snack: smoothies
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.
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 SMOOTHIESserves 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.