6.07.2011

Smoothie-sicles

Last year we got this great Zoku Quick Pop Maker and we love it!! The best part is that I can pretty much put whatever I want in it and the kids will think it's the best.

We've been having smoothies for breakfast in the morning lately. I put in banana, spinach, strawberries, blueberries and orange juice. And yes the kids know I put spinach in it. I'm not one of those mom's who likes to hide vegetables in their kids foods. (Although it's fine in some instances.) At first they weren't so sure about the spinach, but after I pointed out how pretty it looked in the blender with the red, blue, green and orange they really liked it.

So I mixed up a big smoothie to make in my Zoku maker. I did the same as my normal smoothies, but added some plain Greek yogurt as well. I should also add the yogurt to our morning smoothies, but just hadn't thought of it until this afternoon. Yum, yum, yum! Sam had one for dessert and loved it! 

You can really do lots of fun things with this pop maker. I'm generally not the most creative with it, but I like that they love the "healthy" frozen treats that I make them. 

And we're sitting inside eating them today because 100 degrees is just a little too hot outside! :)

2 comments:

Grandma and Grandpa said...

We agree smoothies are great. I can just see them when you mentioned spinach (that's funny). Love those treats. I think your right anytime you can get the kids to like something that is good for them is a plus.

Queen Bee said...

sounds so delicious!!

people give me the raised eyebrow when i say that we mix spinach into smoothies too, but you can never taste it ;)