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Monday, August 22, 2011

sneaking in the goods - SMOOTHIE recipes!

It is sometimes really hard to get kids to eat their greens. Sometimes you have to be sneaky about it! Check out the earlier post today about sneaking in those fruits and veggies into muffins.

My friend Sarah Tibbetts also sneaks fruits and veggies into some delicious smoothies for her son.

She said:
We use a frozen fruit- mixture of strawberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, peaches, banana, blueberries, etc. We usually add plain yogurt, but flavored is fine, too.

If I have any pureed frozen veggies, like squash or pumpkin, I throw a cube of that in. Plus a handful of baby spinach and sometimes some ground flax seed.

My husband Tim will toss in any raw veggies we have like carrots or green peppers, but that is a little too crazy for me and it doesn't get totally smooth. Eli doesn't seem to mind though!

For liquid we use V8 Fusion juice, which has fruits and veggies and water.

We had a Magic Bullet we used to make them it, but it bit the dust. We now have the Cuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 15-Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System.

Thanks, Sarah!

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