Thursday, January 17, 2013

Add a Little Healthy

I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions.  In fact, I can't remember what mine was and its only the 17th - oiy!  One thing I am trying to do this year though, is just to be healthier - no crazy diets, no extreme work out programs - just trying to do better.
One of the things that I'm doing to head in that direction is to incorporate smoothie's into the boys breakfasts every other day!
They seem to be liking them and I'm going to try some new ones next week.
The boys love helping out!  Here is Eli helping me make the morning smoothie!

Here is my recipe for the smoothies that have been a hit at our house:
Makes 3:
3 c vanilla almond milk
3 tbsp honey flavored greek yogurt
2 cups frozen berries
1 frozen banana
1 large handful of spinach (like large - as much as you can hold with the leaves sticking out between your fingers)
3 tbsp ground flax seed
3 tbsp chia seed
6 mushrooms
1 capful of Starbucks vanilla syrup

And the verdict is:

He likes it!!!  It makes my heart happy to know the boys are going to school full of nourishment to start their busy days!

MOM TIP:  If you are having a hard time getting the kids to eat/drink something healthy you are making them, involve them in the process - it makes a world of difference!  If that and/or common sense and gentle discipline don't help - hide your veggies by pureeing them and adding them to other concoctions! My boys would seriously have never known there were spinach and mushrooms in this smoothie if they wouldn't have helped make it!

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