My Morning Smoothie...

A while back, we made the investment in one of the fancy-snazzy juicer/blender machines.  I was a little nervous b/c I am notorious for buying a "gadget" that I think I need but never use! However, this one has been different! We have been pretty faithful around here in making fruit smoothies and drinks for breakfast.

I was determined NOT to add any ice cream, milks and very little yogurt to not make our "Healthy" drinks not so healthy.  Plus if my kids get a "taste" for something sugary they won't think my "healthy" drink is so good anymore! 

Our favorite smoothie drink is:

1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of strawberries
one banana
one apple
lots of ice
1/2 cup of water

...that's it! Of course, the taste of the smoothie depends on the sweetness of the fruit.  But, usually the drink will taste yummy all the time.  I made these all winter long and they were good...I am looking forward to SUMMER and buying in season fruit.  I am sure the drinks will be even more amazing!

I also add spinach to mine sometimes.  My kids won't touch it if it's green. Why do kids hate "GREEN"??  I think the smoothie is almost better with spinach...a tinge of a different taste!

For our family, I have found that this is a great way to get some "good food" into my kids.  I haven't been super creative with my drinks but it has worked for us.  They are a great start to our day and very easy to make.  Cleaning the blender is quick and simple which makes it nice.  That's what keeps me coming back for more!

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