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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

EatingWell Wednesday - The 'Yucky' Shake & Wake-Up Smoothies

Last week, I tweeted out a question 'What would you like me to make next?' and I had a smoothie request so here it goes: 'My Yucky Shake' story and recipe.

My son and I love bananas but my daughter and husband despise them. I make a simple and yummy banana smoothie that my daughter (and now son) refer to as the 'Yucky Shake'. My son and I love to drink them together and I personally take joy in the fact that I only have to share with one child instead of two. See, when I make the smoothie, it is because I really want one and so it is nice that I usually get some of it when only on child is after me instead of two.

The Yucky Shake:
1 cup of 1% organic milk
1 ripe banana
A handful of ice.

Place all ingredients into a blender, first blend on 'ice crush', then give it a good spin on blend. Once frothy, pour into a cup and gulp, I mean slowly ingest.

Since I was thinking so much about smoothies, I decided that I need to start getting a bit more creative so I headed over to EatingWell Magazine . I found a link titled "Kid-Friendly' smoothies and made the 'The Wake-Up Smoothie' . It was dreamy. However, I thought it was definitely sweet enough so skip the sugar. Also, I used Stonyfield Oikos Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt in the recipe.


What you want more? The head over to Bookieboo.com later today (I am an editor) for more smoothie information and ideas.

5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Haha so cute :-D

Kari Enger said...

Always a fab idea to have your kids name a dish! We have Smooshy Pork Chops at our house. BTW, I'll drink anything that is pink!

Tanya said...

Oh yummy. We're having a "smoothie challenge" this week at HealthyYum.com, so come on by and submit these pics :-)

TheFitnessFreak said...

I'm with your daughter and husband on the banana thing. I do NOT like them in smoothies. I really wish I did but I just can't : ( I will eat them by themselves or in banana bread though.

Thanks for the link!

bookieboo said...

You are smoothie Queen!

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