Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie: an Adi’s Kids Kitchen Experiment

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m down in ATL at the moment spending time with my little cousins and family. Naturally, we had to get into a little smoothie making fun for breakfast. Now, my two little cousins are so picky.. Will not eat fruit, vegetables, or anything with a “weird” texture. You can imagine the kind of food in this house then :o.. haha. So, while I’m down here, my mission is to sneak some more nutrients in, without them knowing it 😉

Here goes nothin’ in Adi’s Kids Kitchen:

1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries and pineapples
2 small bananas (or 1 medium)
juice of 1 grapefruit
2 tbsp plain greek yogurt plus a dollop for serving

BLEND until smooth.

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And here’s the result (please take note of the Duck Dynasty pjs)

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Look at that face! It was a success! Mission complete 😀

You can IMPROVISE on this recipe too:
Use any kind of frozen fruit you like.
Use orange juice instead of grapefruit.
Use a different flavor of greek yogurt (like vanilla).

Wishing you all good health, happiness, and love in 2014!

Smoothie Diaries: Adi’s Ultimate Green Smoothie

The beautiful thing about green smoothies is you’ll get a full serving of veggies without tasting them! The key to doing this is adding a sweet frozen fruit. This one’s one of my favorites. It’s packed with so many vitamins, the perfect thing to kick your metabolism in high gear, and gives you a ton of energy to start off your day. On this morning’s listening list is also one of my favorite, most fun and energetic musicians, Cannonball Adderley.

What you need: 

  • 3 cups loosely packed kale
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1inch x 1inch fresh ginger

Method:

Blend!

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What kind of music do you like to start your day off to?

Good morning! Smoothie diaries..

Good morning all!

I’m one of those people that practically rolls out of bed and eats breakfast, which usually consists of a smoothie of some kind. It’s the perfect thing to get me going and take on the day! This morning’s smoothie was very simple.

Yield: 1 serving

What you need:

  • 2 kiwis (skin cut off)
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • *1 tbsp flax seeds

*Flax seeds are a pure and natural source of Omega-3, Lignans, Fiber, Trace vitamins and minerals, and amino acids! They’re great added into smoothies, yogurts, cereal, baking, whatever! They don’t really have a taste at all.

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First things first, since you are getting ready to seize the day, you “Better Go” and play this while you’re preparing your smoothie!

That’s Ben Webster and Sweets Edison from “Ben and Sweets” The track is called “Better Go”. I’m a fan of anything that makes me dance. Between Ben and Sweets and this sweet berry smoothie this day is starting off on the right foot!

Add all of your ingredients into your blender and go! Don’t be afraid to improvise on this one by:

  • substituting your favorite frozen fruit
  • Throwing in an apple
  • subbing OJ or another juice for the coconut water..

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Have a great day!!

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