After hearing about the fun things that Catherine and fellow twin-mama K put in their kids’ smoothies, I was determined to add them to our breakfast routine. So the girls and I assembled a vibrant army of ingredients on the counter and prepared to be amazed. That’s when I remembered that our blender glass was broken eons ago and we only had the forlorn bottom sitting solo in our cupboard. Doh!
Blah di blah... the girls had something else for breakfast and I set off for Target (you’ll never hear me complain about having to visit that lovely establishment). There were scads of blenders, but one was really calling my name. It was a slick little gizmo called the Ninja that has a “normal” blender cylinder as well as three blend-and-sip glasses that just screamed “smoothie.”
Oh yeah! After school we fired that baby up and it was divine.
We used yogurt, frozen berries, wheat germ, torn-up baby spinach leaves, and orange juice for these first smoothies. Delish! I love the fact that I can put spinach leaves in there and easily get in a serving of veggies without any taste at all. You basically put your ingredients in one of the cups, screw on the slicing lid, flip it over and blend. Then unscrew the slicing lid and put on one of the sipper lids instead. Repeat with another cup for another smoothie, and voila. Good to the last drop.
Slurpies, I mean smoothies, have now been added into our breakfast rotation. The girls have really been digging yogurt with granola on top and also fruit-and-cream oatmeal, so it’s good to have another a.m. smile-maker in house full of non-morning people.
So, does anyone else have any good ideas for smoothie ingredients? I know we can use milk instead of orange juice (well Lactaid, in the girls’ case), and different kinds of fruit (almost any kind will probably be enthusiastically accepted, although Ro and Ree are kind of anti-banana right now). I might just pop into JambaJuice to see what their menu board looks like!
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