Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Toddler Smoothie

I have mentioned this before, but my 2 1/2-year old loves smoothies. Every time she sees me making a smoothie she runs over and wants to help make our "smovvies." I have found a recipe that makes just the right amount and that she loves. It includes one of her favorite foods, yogurt tubes. 

Her favorites include; Chobani Greek Yogurt Champions, Trader Joe's Organic Squishers, and Horizon Organic Tuberz. 

Toddler Smoothie

1 Yogurt Tube (or 1/4 cup yogurt)
1/2 Cup Frozen or Fresh Fruit 
1/2 Banana
10 Baby Spinach Leaves
2 T. Vanilla Almond Milk (add more, if needed)
1 tsp. Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds 

Blend until smooth and creamy.

I found a frozen fruit mix that has mangos, strawberries, pineapple, and peaches - all of her favorites. If you use fresh fruit, just add a couple of ice cubes. 

Serve in their favorite cup and know that your little one is enjoying something healthy for them that they will love (adults love this recipe, too). 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Breakfast For Dinner

I am not a huge breakfast fan (in the morning) and usually make a smoothie of some kind to fill me up until lunch. Even though I make a good breakfast for my family most mornings they still LOVE breakfast for dinner. We make pancakes or waffles from scratch, french toast, frittatas, or breakfast burritos. Sides include scrambled eggs, bacon (nitrate free, of course), and potatoes.

The breakfast for dinner we are loving right now are breakfast skillets. The following Denver Breakfast Skillet recipe is from Pink Pistachio. It is easy to make and so delicious.

Via Pink Pistachio

Via Pink Pistachio