Monday, February 11, 2013

Sneaky Moms, Healthy Family

Picky teen, picky husband, picky me.  We all need to eat healthy but....
A great way to add healthy fresh fruit to the diet is with a smoothie.   We all know that.  Fruit is better than a pastry.  Its low calorie, nutritional etc.  Getting the guys in my family to actually drink one is the hard part.  Some times I dont feel like making one for myself.  The answer is to have the fruit prepped or frozen.  Ask them if they would like a fruit 'drink' and when they hesitate, grab the ingredients and throw them into the blender.  Mix and done.  Hand them the drink and make them feel guilty if they dont drink it.  Works for me.
Here are the ingredients I used today.

Fresh pineapple, strawberries, peeled fresh orange, frozen bananas.

  Always grate the zest from an orange before peeling it ( the orange part not the white part) .  Dry the zest at room temperature then store it in an airtight container until you need to add some extra flavor to a cookie recipe.

Add 1 teaspoon of honey if desired a bit of coconut and a smidgen of the orange zest.  Whirl in your blender.  Mine was a little dry so I added a small amount of pomegranate juice and mixed again.  You can add any fruits you like or have on hand.  Yum!  I really like these but if your family is hesitant,serve it up  in a non see thru cup ( a sippy cup :)   One taste and they will change their minds.

Moms have to be sneaky like that.