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Friday, June 17, 2011

Keeping Cool

This summer started out hot here in the Boston area (although this past week was disappointingly dreary and cool).  William has also had a low appetite due to his four incisors trying to come in, so I've been making a nutrient-rich smoothie for him just about every day! There always seems to be some left over (even after Mama has a taste), so I've been freezing the rest in our awesome push-up Kinderville Little Bites Ice Pop Molds.

Here are a few of our favorite smoothie/ice pop recipes:

Purple & Green - good way to get in some extra veggies!
(all measurements approximate)
1 cup milk (or hemp/almond milk)
1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/2 a cooked beet
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
a handful of fresh or frozen spinach, chopped

Tropical - refreshing on a hot day!
1 cup milk (or alternative milk)
William & his buddy Andrew enjoy ice pops at our Memorial Day BBQ
1/4 cup yogurt
1 banana
1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Almond Cream - packed with protein!
1 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt
1 banana
2 Tbsp almond butter

Optional add-ins
Probiotic powder
flax oil
D/vitamin drops

Keep cool, everybody!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so excited to try a smoothie (for Garrett and ME!) and freeze the left overs into popsicles. I'm especially excited about sneaking in some spinach! I put those push up molds in my cart on Amazon! Can't wait to try them!