My oldest daughter asked me the other day if I "was going all organic and crazy". Organic and crazy, like they go hand in hand. I looked at her with a crazy gleam in my eye and told her I wasn't going ALL organic and crazy is a matter of opinion. Lauren became concerned when she found not one, but two containers of non-fat, organic yogurt in the fridge. She's my big time picky eater. The only green she eats are M & M's, and Jolly Ranchers. She could live off of pizza, chicken nuggets, tacos and meatball subs. Oh the evil grin that crosses my face each and every time I sneak vegetables in on her and her sister. Beautiful moments.
I thought smoothies would be a great alternative to some of our snacking habits. This smoothie recipe is adapted from Ellie Krieger. It's a great base for smoothie making, the possibilities are almost endless. My husband and I liked this smoothie, the homegirlz were good sports and gave this a try, but they don't like peach and they did not like the peach smoothies. We have had good luck with banana and strawberry.
1/2 cup nonfat or 1 percent lowfat milk
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup unsweetened frozen peaches
1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
Pinch ground ginger
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Several pluses to smoothies, seriously tasty, healthy, VERY filling, and easy on your wallet!
I was just given the Friends award by Mary Beth at Dunkin Cooking the Semi-Homaemade Way. Mary Beth has a very addicting blog with gorgeous pictures. Make sure you aren't starving when you visit! Along with this award comes this message:
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