Making smoothies is one way I get healthy protein and fruit and vegetables into my little son. He helps me make them often, and he doesn’t mind that I add sweet potato powder or a banana to it, even though I can’t get him to eat either of those in any other form.
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I was inspired by Silk’s interactive Silkology page, which is full of fun drink recipes, to try something new.
I started with their their Straw-Nana Flip recipe:
- 1 cup Silk soymilk or almond milk (I used almond)
- 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice (I used a pack of Xylitol)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup diced frozen strawberries (I used organic mixed berries)
and then I added my own spin:
- 1 tsp of organic hemp powder (excellent source of fiber, protein, and iron)
- 1 kiwi
- 1 packages of dry baby food (peas)
I always add baby food to my smoothies because it’s so easy to add vegetables that way. I usually add one of those pouches with fruit and vegetables, but I happened to have a sample of dry baby food that added even more green to this drink.
Voila! In a minute I had a super-healthy drink:
Almond Milk-Berry-Banana-Green-Power Smoothie
The Bleasdale Clan is very large and we don’t need a special reason to get together. We usually see each other at least once a week, and this drink would be a great “snack” when the kids are starting to ask when dinner is ready, or as a healthy desert alternative.
I find that you can’t really make a bad-tasting smoothie, so just take a look at the Silkology Facebook page for recipe inspiration and have fun experimenting! And I’ll tell you, if you have a picky eater, he or she will love being a part of making the drink and much more interested in trying it.
Do you have a special event coming up, a bridal or baby shower, barbeque or birthday party? Incorporate a blended drink in your festivities!
Silk inspired me to think outside of the bowl with their new Silkology-inspired drink recipes.
Tell me something new you want to try this summer when entertaining to win a Silkology prize package! (Sweepstakes for a chance to win ‘Silk for a Year’ (24 certificates for a free half gallon – a $4.99 value each and an entertaining drink set (pitcher, stirrer, shaker, tray and glassware).