Tuesday, January 18, 2011
As you may well know by now, I am resolved to add more fruits and vegetables to our diet this year. I've started doing this by focusing on smoothies. (It's amazing how much fresh spinach you can "hide" in one of these.) I've been trying several different combinations, but I'm only sharing the ones we really like here on my blog. This smoothie pictured above was a hit with me and both of the kids, so it won a place here today. Here's the recipe.
Peach, Berry and Spinach
1 cup frozen peace slices
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
1 1/2 cups white grape juice
Blend and enjoy.
Avril (Aka: Baby Bird) will eat these new smoothies on one condition and one condition only. She must be spoon fed. She will sit or stand with her mouth open as wide as possible and she will stay this way as long as it takes for Mom to give her what she wants. She refuses to sip her own smoothie out of a cup. (I suspect it has something to do with the cup being too cold to hold.) And, since I've become a total pushover upon the birth of my second child, I go along with this for now. It's worth it to me because it means she's eating things like fresh spinach and blackberries. I'll put my foot down and fight the sippy battle once I know she's nice and hooked on the smoothies.