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I mentioned how much fun I've had with homemade popsicles this summer. I was a little worried that the big boy would be upset when they ended, but he's transitioned nicely back into the nights where fruit is the only dessert. I haven't stopped making smoothies yet, though.
A few times a week, I have enjoyed making smoothies as a part of our breakfast routine. Besides being yummy, it's yet another way to sneak things into his diet. The big boy now refers to flax seed as his "special ingredient". I had never made a smoothie before, and now that I know how easy they are, I will continue to do it quite often in the warmer months.
I basically wing it, but the general outline goes something like this:
1/2 cup of plain organic yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp honey
1-2 tbsp flax seed
1 cup or so of fresh/frozen fruit
If you use fresh fruit, you'll need to add ice cubes to give the smoothie the consistency you want. I prefer using frozen fruit, or a mix. Freeze those brown bananas - if you use 1/2 a banana, you really don't need to add the honey, because it helps sweeten it up. My favorite is undoubtedly strawberry/pineapple, although this morning's mango/pineapple/banana was pretty awesome. The big boy claims that every single one is his favorite, although I think he likes the purple varieties (berries!). If you use blueberries, you can also sneak in some spinach or other greens without the little ones noticing.
Now I need to start thinking about what my cold-weather breakfast/dessert go-to items will be. I'm thinking I need a yummy recipe to get the big boy to request oatmeal more often. Any ideas?