Smoothie City…sounds like a smoothie bar that would be in a strip mall, no? As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been on a major smoothie kick lately. It feels like I’m living in Smoothie City because that is the only thing that sounds good. I go through spurts it seems with smoothies. I like a green smoothie every now and then but most times I’d just rather chew my food. I feel more satisfied that way.
Since it’s been so warm for the past couple of weeks, cool eats have sounded great. In fact, I really haven’t been doing much cooking. Hot food just isn’t appetizing when it’s 90 degrees unless it’s off the grill. So here’s a few of my favorite smoothie’s from the past week that have been keeping me cool.
Green Monster (spinach, banana, pineapple)
Vega Chocolate Protein Powder, Almond Milk w/ scoop of Peanut Butter Smoothie
Smoothie Soup – Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 frozen banana, scoop of almond butter topped off with grape nuts, fresh blueberries and Chia seeds.
I really like Smoothie Soup! It’s the best of a smoothie plus cereal/oatmeal. I think eating with a spoon makes me feel more satisfied, too. My kids really like it as well. They had finished their breakfast by the time I got mine ready yesterday morning. When I sat down to eat, I had two little birds with their mouths wide open at my elbows. I think I might have gotten 3 or 4 bites of breakfast.
Speaking of my little birds, we did a little experimenting in popsicle making yesterday.
1 cup plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
1 frozen banana
2 fresh kiwis (skin removed)
1/3 cup milk of your choice
2 big handfuls of organic spinach
Blend all ingredients together. Pour into popsicle molds or in Dixie cups and insert popsicle sticks.
A and L devoured these pops! It was the perfect treat for a hot summer day.
This month WIAW is all about FOOD and FITNESS.