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Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothies

chocolate pudding green smoothies

Ok, so you know that part of Hotel Transylvania where Mavis zings with the human? Zing is when you meet your soul mate, or fall in love or whatever? Well I “Zinged” with this smoothie! Ha!

But seriously, there’s almost a whole clamshell of  healthy greens in there and it tastes like chocolate pudding, I mean Hello!

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I used Organic Girl’s Supergreens for this, because I love it, but you can use any greens you have laying around. SUPERGREENS! is a blend of baby red chard, baby tat soi, baby spinach, baby green swiss chard, & baby arugula. I had almost a whole clamshell package that I needed to use up, and it measured to about two packed cups of greens. I added the whole thing to this smoothie!

The other super food in this smoothie: Avocado! Avocado is what gives this smoothie its creamy, pudding-like texture, and they are very good for you, too! I love avocado on pretty much anything (sandwiches, mixed with tuna, in homemade guacamole, etc.etc.) but I know there are people out there who are anti-avocado. (My husband) But fear not! You cannot taste the avocado in this smoothie!!

Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothies
Cuisine: smoothies
Author: Heather Brooke
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 packed cups Organic Girl SUPERGREENS! or any greens of your choice
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons light agave nectar
Instructions
  1. Add almond milk and greens to your blender and blend until the greens are pulverized completely.
  2. Remove skin from avocado and banana. Remove pit from avocado. Add avocado and banana to blender and blend until combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder and agave nectar, alternately, until the smoothie tastes like chocolate pudding. I used 3 T cocoa powder and 2 T agave nectar, but you can adjust to your taste.

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Peach and Sweet Potato Smoothie

Peach smoothie with sweet potato, esmoothie recipes for kids

So picture this: I’m with a friend at a restaurant that serves Peach Smoothies.

She says ‘Oh, I think you need one of those for the baby.’ Wink, wink.

And I’m like, ‘No, I’m good. We had peach smoothies this morning for breakfast. With sweet potato.’

Do you know what she did? She made the same exact face that my daughter makes when I say things like ‘Pesto’.

I about died I laughed so hard. I was like WHY ARE YOU MAKING THAT FACE? HAHAHA SWEET POTATOES ARE SWEET! HAHAHA WHY WOULDN’T YOU PUT THAT IN A SMOOTHIE?!! HAHAHA

And then everyone looked at me funny.

THE END.

So, seriously, if you think this sounds absurd – I get it. But just try it. Just take one bite and then decide if you like it. <- HOUSE RULES

Peach smoothies, peach smoothie with sweet potato

We loved it. And maybe it’s just because I have baby brain, but I think this would be fantastic served as baby food. I love to make my own baby food, do you?

P.S – We’re on Facebook! I know!

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Peach and Sweet Potato Smoothie
Cuisine: drinks, smoothies
Author: Heather Brooke
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Sweet Potato (cooked, peel removed, then cooled)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peaches
  • 1/2 Banana (sliced, then frozen)
  • 1 cup Tropicana Farmstand Peach Mango Juice
  • 1/2 cup Water
Instructions
  1. If your sweet potato is raw: Wrap it in plastic wrap and microwave for 7 minutes or until cooked. Allow to cool completely in the fridge and then remove the skin.
  2. Slice sweet potato, and add sweet potato slices, peaches, banana slices, and peach mango juice to blender. Slowly add remaining water until you reach the desired consistency and fruit and veggies are blended completely.
  3. Serve immediately

 

 

 

Watermelon Smoothie
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Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Why are watermelons so intriguing to kiddos? My daughter has asked me to buy one ever since they started appearing in the large cardboard boxes at the store.

Now I like watermelon, but mostly when someone else purchases it and cuts it because, well, I’m already carrying around one watermelon (I’m 27 weeks!) and I certainly don’t feel like carrying another one upstairs to the kitchen!

Watermelon Smoothies

But of course I bought it, because you NEVER tell your kid that she can’t have something healthy, right? So we hauled that sucker home and cut into it. It made a mess everywhere, but shoo, was it good! But the whole time we were eating it I was wondering how to translate the taste of fresh watermelon into a watermelon smoothie. It’s trickier than it sounds because watermelons don’t have a whole lot of flavor. Watermelon has a muted, mildly sweet, refreshing flavor, that could easily be overpowered by another fruit. You could just blend it in the blender but then you would have room temp watermelon smush. Blech.

So anyway, this Watermelon Smoothie recipe is exactly what I was looking for. The ingredients combine to let the watermelon shine! The words agua fresca come to mind, even though I’ve never had one. ;)

I’m going to post the recipe at the bottom like I usually do but I thought I would also list out the steps, because this one takes a little bit of planning ahead.

How to Make a Watermelon Smoothie

1. Buy a ripe watermelon from the store. Cut the red flesh into chunks and freeze overnight.

2. Slice a ripe banana, and freeze the banana pieces overnight.

3. Once your watermelon and your banana are frozen, you are ready to make your smoothie!

4. Pour 1 cup of water into your blender. Add the frozen ingredients one piece at a time, blending each ingredient on the highest setting. Continue to blend your ingredients until the smoothie is free of all chunks.

5. Serve immediately.

Watermelon Smoothie
Author: Heather Brooke
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Serves: 2
Total time below includes time to cut up the watermelon and banana and place in the freezer.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Watermelon (diced & frozen)
  • 1 cup Strawberries (frozen – I used Dole)
  • 1 Banana (sliced, then frozen)
Instructions
  1. Buy a ripe watermelon from the store. Cut the red flesh into chunks and freeze overnight.
  2. Slice a ripe banana, and freeze the banana pieces overnight.
  3. Once your watermelon and your banana are frozen, you are ready to make your smoothie!
  4. Pour 1 cup of water into your blender. Add the frozen ingredients one piece at a time, blending each ingredient on the highest setting. Continue to blend your ingredients until the smoothie is free of all chunks.
  5. Serve immediately.

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