Monday, January 14, 2013

When Artists Cook: Banana-Berry Smoothie

My 3yo son has some eating difficulties, so preparing his food is always a challenge.  On top of that, my 7yo daughter is a very fussy eater.  Needless to say, mealtimes are a constant challenge for this time-deprived artist.

My husband and I are both great eaters.  We love food, we love to cook, we love to eat, but unfortunately at this stage in life our children don't share our culinary enthusiasm and adventure.

I'm always on the search for children-friendly recipes and I found this one in a magazine recently.  It caught my eye because of its ability to mix wonderfully into my sons oatmeal.  The tofu makes it more nutritious and I can still pack in the calories by adding high fat yogurt, custard, ice-cream, half-half, or whatever I have on hand.

Banana-Berry Smoothie

Combine 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 
1/2 banana, 1/2 cup apple juice, 1
/4 cup silken tofu, 1/4 cup vanilla yoghurt, 
and 2 teaspoons of honey in a blender. 
Blend until smooth.

That's it!!

In fact this recipe is a simple, basic, run-of-the mill smoothie recipe that can be enhanced with just about whatever you have on hand. It's beautiful on a hot day, or wonderful for an on-the-go lunch. I would recommend you make up a big batch, divide it into 1/4 cup portions, freeze it and then use it in your oatmeal in the is DELICIOUS and takes your morning to a whole new level.  Gift it a try and enjoy!!

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