Sunday, February 20, 2011
Squeeze in the fruits and veggies
Getting the girls to eat enough fruits and veggies can be a fight to say the least. To avoid the power struggle at dinner, I squeeze them into yummy snacks. In the summer, I pour the smoothies into popsicle molds. The girls always love gathering whatever ingredients they are in the mood for, and dumping them into the blender (I add the "yucky" ingredients when they aren't looking). I always keep a large container of vanilla yogurt on hand as my girls prefer a thick smoothie versus an icy smoothie. Today we made this purple mix from marthastewart.com. We used vanilla yogurt, 1 banana, honey, peanut butter, blueberries, and blackberries. The peanut butter makes any smoothie better (even if it has spinach in it). Try it next time!