Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Strawberry Banana Flaxseed "Milkshake" Smoothies

Although I am a fan of green smoothies, they haven't sounded appetizing since I've been expecting.

I often forget that simple fruit smoothies are still a nutritious snack, breakfast or dessert that make things that aren't very exciting on their own into a yummy treat! Frozen bananas are the key to a naturally sweetened smoothie that has the taste and consistency of a milkshake without the sugar or fat. This morning we had Strawberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothies that had a carton of strawberry yogurt and milk/water to help it to blend into drinkability.

As you can see my 17 month old loved it! In a few months, after baby O is born and the summer months are in full swing I plan on adding back the greens (probably spinach) for more nutrition!

Say hello to Amy, who's hosting kitchen tip tuesday this week!


Stephanie said...

Huh I have never made my smoothies in my food processor, just my blender. I never thought of it! Green smoothies are tough for me to get down too. Adding flax seed definitely ups the health benefits! Thank you for sharing!

Monica said...

I linked to my pink smoothie recipe today too! It is so yummy, as good as a milk shake and full of nutrition.
I love the idea of adding flax seed, i'll try that!

Amy said...

These are our favorite, too! I keep frozen banana chunks ready at all times. ;-) Sometimes I'll add ice cubes for some more thickness and to stretch them a bit.