Alternative name of this smoothie: Perfect Purple People Protein Packed Power Upper.
I don’t know if you guys are aware of this, but 4 year old kids have a lot of energy.
Picture the energy of 20 (!!) four year old kids plus a handful of other aged children, packed into a room full of bounce houses. Full on crazy, loud, exhausting energy.
That was my marvelous Sunday morning.
My kids attended a friends birthday party at an indoor play center. Of course, I can’t just sit back and let the kids have all the fun. I want in on the bounce house action. I’m all about bouncing, sliding, climbing and getting silly. It does say adult supervision is required on those things after all.
Needless to say, when the party was over. I was tired. My mind may be four but my body is not. I needed a picker upper. So I went for a walk with Cooper when we got home. The crisp, fresh air was good. I was hungry by then, but not starving. I mixed up a Purple Power Smoothie to tide me over till dinner.
I have no problem downing the daily serving recommendations of veggies. I live on veggies! My kids, particularly my daughter, are a different story. She can spot a veggie on her “do not eat” list a mile a way. I always add veggies to my smoothies, even if I intend on drinking it all by myself. Why? Because I know that 99% of the time, my kids will want some as soon as they see me drinking it.
- ¼ Cup frozen peas
- 1 Cup frozen wild blueberries
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
- ⅔ Cup plain Stonyfield Greek yogurt
- 1 Cup 1% Stonyfield milk or milk of your choice
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend till combined.
Don’t worry about tasting the peas or avocado in the smoothie. There is no taste of it at all. Trust me, if there was, my daughter would not even take a sip. But she loved it and even came up with the name for it.
That’s almost equivalent of 20 four year old kids running around an indoor play center.
Disclosure: As a Stonyfield ambassador, I am being compensated for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.