On our quest to learn better, healthier eating habbits, we've been trying lots of new things. We've especially been looking for creative ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into snack time.
This post doesn't help the veggies any, but it sure has a yummy dose of fruit. In an effort to use what was on hand and make something tastey, I've come up with two of the easiest smoothie recipes ever. The kids absolutely loved both of them!
CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANA SMOOTHIE
3 cups of ice
3 cups of dark chocolate almond milk
3 or 4 ripe bananas
whipped cream (if you like)
In a blender, add the ice, almond milk and bananas. I just put everything in whole, no necessary preparation. Then blend on high, until ice is crushed and bananas are pureed into the mixture. Easy as that!
They guzzled these down and ask for them often. What I love is that I can partake of these as well because there's no dairy. And the health benefits of the almond milk are quite a pleasant perk.
MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIES
3 cups ice
1 cup milk (or original almond milk)
3-4 cups mixed berries (we used strawberries and blueberries)
1/4 cup sugar
whipped cream if you like
In blender, add ice, milk, berries and sugar. Blend on high until ice is crushed and berries are pureed into the mix. Again, these were a huge hit!