I’m on a bit of a smoothie binge. Every afternoon my son and I head into the kitchen, pull together a handful of ingredients, and whip up the smoothie of the day. Last week, my son really wanted the key ingredient in our smoothies to be red pepper flakes. He could not possibly understand why I flat out refused to include them in our creations. No. Just no.
I find I really look forward to our smoothie break each day. I love that it enables my son to be more hands-on in the kitchen
. It also marks the whole 20-minutes each day that my son puts aside his incessant need to be a picky eater.
Smoothies make a great alternative for picky eaters. They are full of many essential nutrients, antioxidants, protein, and fiber - all the good things you need to keep you energized to get through the day. I love that you can sneak pretty much any ingredient into a smoothie, and for the most part you wouldn’t even notice. Well, unless you included red pepper flakes.
One of my favourite smoothies is a Very Berry Pomegranate Smoothie
. This smoothie is a powerhouse of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and Vitamin C. It’s too bad I cannot master the art of deseeding the decadent winter fruit
, otherwise I would make a point of making this smoothie regularly. Trust me when I say - this smoothie will leave you craving more. Heck, my son was throwing a fit after we made the smoothie because he had to wait until after I photographed our beverages to start drinking. Now that right there should tell you something!
½ of a pomegranate
½ of a banana
½ cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
½ cup Almond Milk (Coconut Flavour)
½ cup Filtered Water
100 grams vanilla Greek yogurt
½ tbsp pure vanilla extract
Layer all ingredients in the blender. Start first with fruit followed by yogurt and liquids.
Blend until smooth.
Serve and enjoy.