Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Smoothies!

Sunday evening we planned to go on a long family bike ride, but when the littles woke up from naptime it was raining.  We opted for a movie night and smoothies!  The boys were thrilled and they always think that they are icecream.  This is how we make em...They are super simple!


A simple banana

Frozen watermelon and strawberries from the freezer

2 T Maple Syrup, A handful of Spinach, and some water...start with 1/2 cup maybe upto 1 cup (depending on how runny you want it), juice from a lemon or a capful of lemon juice from a bottle. 

Mix it up and pour...yum, yum!
My husband always grimaces at the spinach, but you can't taste it and it adds nutrition...but if you add too much--it will turn the smoothies green.  I love these best with the watermelon and strawberries, but you could use any fruit you have in the freezer.

On top of having an amazing time with my family this weekend, I was a busy bee in the kitchen.  Here are a few of the highlights!

I added chocolate and pecans...the chocolate was melty..but they taste GREAT!!



They make for a quick easy lunch on the go!

I used salt free butter, so I used garlic salt and Italian seasoning to flavor them...yum!
They are GREAT!

I hope you are having a great week.  We are enjoying the last few days of warm weather...I am hearing rumor of frost this week (on the news).

Blessings to you,

Amanda
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2 comments:

Jacinda @ Growing Home said...

Yum! Strawberry Banana smoothies are the BEST! Can you taste a difference with the addition of Spinach? I'm sure it's much healthier that way.

Thanks for linking up to Growing Home!

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