Today we kick of a two week mini-series , ‘Transitioning Your Family to Eating REAL FOOD ‘. My friend Brittny Debonis came to mind immediately as I looked for healthy mama’s to contribute to this series, and I know you will LOVE her ideas and recipes! Brittny is a genuine and deeply kind woman who oozes creativity, and every time we see each other I come away with 5 new ideas that I want to create out of! She is a GIFTED photographer, and who she is totally comes through in her beautiful photos. While all the photo’s in the post are Britnny’s, more of the darling photo’s from the morning she made this smoothie are featured today in a new post on her blog 10baretoes.com. I about died looking at these – enjoy the cuteness!
And now here’s the ever-beautiful Brittny:
“As a mother of 3 kids under the age of 4, healthy eating has taken a backseat, but this smoothie is something I manage to whip out pretty often.I LOVE the Popeye’s Bruiser! It’s balanced with healthy fats, protein and LOTS of vitamins and antioxidants.
I don’t even have to sneak in the greens! In our house it’s proven more effective if I have each of the kiddos help me pack in the spinach! It’s their favorite ‘job’ and they put in way more than I would! I like to pretend it’s a nap and a workout in a glass– it gives me the boost I need to chase them around.”
Smoothies are ready!
Handful of ice (2-3 cubes)
1 1/2 C Organic frozen or fresh blueberries
1/2 C Other fruit (I used some ripened cut strawberries that needed to go.)
About 3/4 cup of coconut water
About 1/2 C almond milk
1/3 Avocado (or a TBSP of almond butter if I'm out)
1 big scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder (I am currently using VEGA.)
.Approximately 1C packed fresh spinach leaves
Pull out the blender and add to it:A handful of ice (2-3 cubes) and fruit.
Add coconut water and almond milk until the liquid reaches about 1 cm from the top of the pile (about 3/4 cup of coconut water and 1/2 cup of almond milk)...
Throw in the avocado or almond butter...
Then 1 big scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder...Blend...
NOW pack in that Popeye punch of Spinach! ( Approx 1 CUP of packed fresh leaves, or 4 little toddler girl handfuls )
Blend until smooth, fill up the cups and enjoy!
Tips: Let the kids help! 'Grow' your smoothie ( Increase the amount of each ingredient by 1/2 again) and fill a couple small mason jars for quick smoothies later!Measure with your eyes! (saves a heap of dishes!)