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Smoothies

I figured I'd start a new thread and not clog up the updates one. ^_^

So when I make smoothies I start with about a cup or so of whole milk yogurt (Stonyfield Organic Cream Top is SO good), I add veggies, fruit, some whole milk to thin it out and then blend away until smooth. I have a stick blender and I just blend it right in the quart size yogurt container and store in the fridge. For veggies I use frozen squash, peas, carrots, spinach, baked sweet potato. For fruit I have a frozen mix from Costco that has peaches, strawberry, honeydew melon and pineapple. It is a huge bag for about $6.

Here are some of the blends I have done:

Carrot/Peach

1 cup yogurt
7-8 baby size carrots
5-6 slices of frozen peaches
1-2 frozen strawberries
1/2-3/4 cup whole milk

Tropical Potato

1 cup yogurt
7-8 chunks of pineapple
1 sm sweet potato baked, peeled and cooled
1-2 frozen strawberries
1/2-3/4 cup whole milk
dash of fresh ground nutmeg

Fresh garden smoothie

1 cup yogurt
1-2 handfuls of frozen sweet peas
5-6 honeydew melon balls
1 tbs of fresh mint leaves
1/2-3/4 cup whole milk

I am trying to find a good blend with spinach but so far spinach works best pureed up and used as the liquid to make wheat pancakes, he yums them right up.

Hope you post some other recipes and let me know if your little ones like mine. _^
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These aren't smoothies, but they are favorites in my house:
pureed carrot in applesauce
pureed broccoli in macaroni
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Well... this is a favorite of ours... although I don't have measurements :(

Handful of baby spinach
3-5 strawberries (typically we just buy Trader Joes frozen ones)
whole milk
Greek Yogurt (about equal portions of milk and yogurt)
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Nice - do you guys serve it to them with a straw in a cup?

I'll have to try these.
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Phin has yet to master the straw so I made one of his sippy cups have larger holes and that is his smoothie cup. ^_^
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Awesome! Thanks so much. I will get some supplies on my next grocery trip and blend away. Jack turned down peas for the first time today so i think the pickiness has begun. augh! ;)
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Jem... I just put it in Leighton's sippy cup... but her sippys are the ones with the straw.  (She is the opposite of Phin, she hasn't mastered the regular sippy cups!  haha)
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Irish... the only thing Leighton does with peas is individually smash them!  lol
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