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 morning...trust me....it is DELICIOUS and takes your morning to a whole new level.  Gift it a try and enjoy!!

 
This page was done with Neocolor II's Water Soluble Pastel and Twinkling H2O's in a Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series Sketchbook .


Thanks for checking in xx

4 comments:

  1. now THAT looks yummy. I'm betting you're a popular mom when you get that blender out Dion. Hope all is well with you my friend. I'll get on and do a WAC soon!!

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  2. love your treatment of the glass and the colours... and the look of that paper...and I love love love tofu in our smoothies... at the moment we are deep in mango and banana but I don't want to rub that in... too much... off to eat some lychees... oops rubbing it in again... sorry... I will have some for you...xx

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  3. Now that all looks and sounds wonderfully delish..all except the tofu Dion,
    I'm afraid we all go into a cold sweat here when tofu is mentioned. We tried it a few years back and lets say the reaction wasn't good for table manners!
    But we're big fans of smoothies...and like Trace, the mango is very popular just now.
    I always love to visit you because it's always a feast for the eyes. So vibrant.
    I know I owe you an email and I'll be replying very soon.
    In the meantime take it easy and enjoy the day xoxo

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  4. WHEN ARTISTS COOK! What an amazing and beautiful idea! I love seeing food drawn out! Awesome! Totally following this blog now!

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