Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Seasonal Smoothies

Makes 2 Servings

Smoothies are the perfect snack to grab after school or in the morning. They are a balanced-- loaded with complex carbs,  powerful proteins and fiber. It is perfect to keep you and your kids satisfied and focused for hours. Best of all kids can customize them .It is a great easy way to get kids involved in the kitchen and to take charge of their snacks. Easy,cheap, healthy, and most importantly out of the box.

1 cup of milk of choice -- almond, soy, rice, coconut, hemp, grass fed
1/4 plain yogurt

1 small ripe banana

1 cups mixed frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)

1 scoop of protein powder
1tablespoon flax seeds

1. Gather all ingredients.
2. Add the milk, frozen fruit, banana, protein powder, yogurt and flax seeds to you blender. 
3. Blend until smooth. Thickness tastes vary. I like my smoothies thick, my kids likes them thin. 
Add more milk if the blend is too stiff. Add more fruit if it is too thin.
4. Serve in smoothie glasses, garnish with a fresh strawberry and a fun swirly straw if you have one

Why add flax seeds?
Flaxseeds are a powerful source of fiber, protein, magnesium, iron, and potassium: and Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help protect kids brains and the hearts.  Flax also contains fiber, which acts as a broom sweeping out all the toxins and waste, keeping kids regular and happy.

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