Eating Out at Home - Smoothies!

22 August 2008

I have been on a smoothie kick lately. It all started with the fact that I am awful about not eating breakfast, so smoothies seemed like a good idea. I also thought they would be good for the kiddos. Here are a few of our faves from the ones we've tried, as well as some I intend to try. Bottoms up!

These we have taste tested:
The Elvis Smoothie - In my opinion this is more milk shake than smoothie, but it's still yummy!

Orange Julius Smoothie - This was not what I had in mind when I started trying smoothie recipes, but I like it a lot. Not the greatest thing nutritionally, but a great treat.

Blueberry Blast Breakfast Smoothie - Oh my, this is good! A great way to start your morning!

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie - This was really good and filling.

Breakfast Smoothie Quickie - This was a huge hit with the kids!

These are on my to try list:
Best Breakfast Smoothie - Don't laugh, but I've never had tofu and I have this mental thing thinking I won't like it. Real grown up, right? Anyway, I am going to suck it up and try this one soon.

Alien Gut Smoothie
- I really want to try this one, especially for Tristen. I am not so sure that I'll be able to find all the ingredients here in Podunk, but I plan to look the next time I go into Stephenville to HEB. I think it sounds yum! The title alone will get him to drink it! I also love the blog I discovered when I found the recipe, A Battle Worth Fighting. If you have an ADD/ADHD child it's a great read!

Finally, I want to try one of the green smoothies like those listed here. The problem is, if the kids see me make them, they will not drink them. So, I am having to be creative on this one. I may just start by adding some purple puree to one of the smoothie recipes above.

I'd love to hear what ya'll put in your smoothies! These are something I can see myself getting really creative with.


Wep said...

Now i"m hungry :)

Unknown said...

My children love smoothies, they are just the best invention. You can throw anything in there and as long as it vaguely tastes of banana, or orange or berries they'll drink it!

Becky said...

Sounds great! Will have to try!