Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Treat Tuesday: Smoothies!

It's Treat Tuesday!  Make sure to visit Daydream Reader's blog for more great treats and books!


Today's Treat: Smoothies!

The Boys and I are taking Treat Tuesday and putting our own spin on it.  In the traditional sense of Treat Tuesday, cooking is not typically involved.  The Boys and I love to cook, though, so we will be making our treats together this summer.  I figure that the time spent cooking could lead to some great book conversations.

The Boys are Smoothie connoisseurs.   C.J. would drink them every day, and I love that I can get something healthy in them in the form of a treat.  Our recipes vary depending on what fruit we have, but this is what we made today:


 Ingredients:
2 bananas, quartered
1 cup strawberries, halved
a handful of blueberries
1 peach, skin removed and quartered
1 1/2 cup coconut milk (or orange juice)
4 ounces silken tofu (we've also used firm tofu, which works, or if you aren't a tofu fan, you could use vanilla yogurt)
2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey- adjust amount to taste)
1 or 2 cups ice, or until the blender is almost full

The Great Blendinis

Steps:
Throw everything in a blender.  Blend it!  Enjoy.

Yum.

 Easy peasy.

The Aftermath

P.J. is psyched to start his next Cherub series book.  
What are you eating and reading today?

2 comments:

  1. I eat green smoothies with spinach, almond milk, frozen mango, and a banana. Delicious. I'm reading Messenger from The Giver quartet. Thanks for sharing!

    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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    1. We haven't gone green with our smoothies yet- maybe we'll try that next time. I saw that you're reading Messenger. I have just read the first in the series (a long time ago). How is it?

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