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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

cabin fever and a smoothie

We're getting a little cabin fever in our house. And honestly, it's only been 2 days. But Holden and I started knocking heads today. Wednesday is normally his school day. And now I remember why I chose Wednesday. It's smack dab in the middle of the week and we both do well with that mid-week break. Here are a few pictures from our very lazy and uneventful week thus far:
A while back a friend posted on her blog a recipe for green smoothies. I immediately tried them and fell in love. I made some slight changes and then made them regularly for Holden and I. It was a good and painless way to get some greens (spinach!) into my son. But more recently, with the blah-ness of winter here I haven't been very consistent at eating fruits and vegetables. But this week I finally changed all of that. Back to healthier eating, including LOTS of produce. So I'm sharing the green smoothie recipe because we've had it every day this week. And I am certain that you {and your little ones} will love it.

1 cup of frozen fruit (I've done mangoes or a berry mix. Today I did frozen mangoes and fresh blueberries. Whatever floats your boat, really.)
1 cup water (you could also use orange juice if you need more flavor. Water works fine for us.)
1 banana
tons of fresh baby spinach leaves (I think the recipe calls for 1 cup, but I probably do at least 2 cups. Maybe even more. As much as I can shove into my blender.)
Blend water and frozen fruit. Add banana and blend. Add spinach and blend until smooth. Drink and enjoy.
Here is Holden enjoying his smoothie. Pax had already downed his portion. They LOVE this green juice. If they only knew how healthy it was for them . . .


Kristy said...

That picture of the boys and dog on the couch is pricless!

Katie said...

They are so cute!