Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What to eat Wednesdays - Banana berry smoothie

I've talked about smoothies so often recently that I thought it was high time I share my smoothie recipe with you.

L and I enjoy one of these most days for lunch. I find it's a great way to get a whole lot of different, yummy and nutritious foods into our diets. Plus we both love them. L gets very excited when I pull the blender out because she knows a smoothie is coming her way.

  • 2c milk kefir or natural yoghurt
  • 1 banana, broken up into chunks
  • 1/2c mixed berries, eg. boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries
  • 3 spinach or silverbeet leaves, stalks removed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1T honey or maple syrup
  • 1T flaxseed or LSA oil
1. Place everything in a blender.

2. Whiz until smooth. 

3. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

I pour any leftover smoothie into ice-block moulds and freeze it to enjoy another time. L is able to eat the ice-block if I cut it up into little pieces for her. I'm sure in a few months she'll be able to eat the whole thing straight from the stick, but at the moment that's too messy.

I decided to see how L would manage eating a whole ice-block on her own...
Could have been worse.


  1. Hey that looks awesome with the greens in there too! Gonna have to give it a go for Lucy! Try getting greens past her!!! Also tried the baking soda deodorant, and it was great! Thanks for that. Have always hated using aluminium, but hadn't found a good alternative.

  2. Yeah, the smoothie is great for getting extra greens in. The dark colours of the blueberries and blackberries disguise the colour of the greens so you don't even notice they're there. And you don't taste the avocado, it just gives it a nice creamy texture.
    Glad the deodorant is working for you. I still can't get over how fresh I smell. :)

  3. I just love the ice block idea!! Berry kefir smoothies are also among my favourites... thanks for sharing!


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