Thursday, January 12, 2012

Simple Smoothie

"I'm hungry!"

As a mom of a growing boy, I hear this statement often throughout the day.  Of course I do feed him, with nutritious, prepared-with-love food.  I think perhaps he does more hops, Martial Arts moves, and running in place than calories he consumes.  If you and your family are tired of the same run-of-the-mill snacks each day, try this one the next time your kids call out those infamous words.  With just four ingredients, it is super simple to make.  Not only is it naturally sweet and packed with vitamins and potassium, it will also hydrate those who perhaps aren't dedicated to consuming enough fluids each day.  My son gives this recipe Two Thumbs Up, which means it's goooooood.

Nathan's Smoothie (created just for him, by his loving mom)- serves 1

In a small blender/food processor, combine:

1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup milk (we use rice or coconut)

Pour into a 9 ounce glass or plastic cup.  It is enjoyed best with a straw.  This is also a wonderful beverage to serve to someone who is feeling under the weather, as it is tasty, nutritious, and hydrating.

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