Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to School Smoothies

Since this week was back to school for Emily, we were discussing breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas. 
Emily decided that she wanted to pre-make some smoothies to have on hand for school.




I found these Ball Freezer cups at my local Wal-Mart and they work perfectly for pre-making smoothies and freezing them for later. (not a paid advertisement...speaking from personal experience only)
I have been making smoothies for a while, so my ingredients vary based on what I have on hand. 
Here is what we used for these smoothies.


I filmed a video of us making these smoothies. It was fun and I hope you will watch. 




Here is the breakdown of my smoothies.  I like to use around 1 cup of skim milk for the liquid.  You can use any kind of frozen fruit that you have on hand.  For this video, we used Mixed Berries, Organic Mango, and Pineapple Chunks.  I used vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, truvia, and ice.  My "secret" ingredient that I love to use in my smoothies is flavored extracts. They add so much flavor to a smoothie without adding in calories.  We used strawberry extract in the mixed berry smoothie and coconut extract in the Pineapple Mango smoothie. 

Here are the smoothies.  

These are so good and I am so glad that Emily enjoys drinking these. 



These are in the freezer and ready to go when Emily decides that she wants to drink one. 
These are also great to put in your lunch kit and let it help keep your lunch cold but also thaw at the same time. 
Enjoy!
Thanks for looking. 
See you on the next post. 
Hugs, Shelly
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