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Family Fitness Food Recipe: Smoothie

by Sarah on October 16, 2010

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Our homestead moves us through the summer months, leading us from berry patch to berry patch. We start off with strawberries . . . move on to raspberries . . . head up to the mountain for blueberries (10 gallons in our freezer!) . . . and back down for tremendous blackberries (the ones the goats haven’t eaten!)

And my secret ingredient – kale. We always have kale on hand and it adds so much nutrition and doesn’t affect the flavor). And what a way to sneak in some greens for the kids.

Great makings for great smoothies!

So here’s my basic recipe – of course, it varies a bit depending on what’s in season.

I love to start my day off with a cup. It gets me through farm chores. And I pack a small thermos of it for my husband to bring to work for a late afternoon snack. It provides him with fuel to run around a bit when he comes home.

In a blender, place:

  • 1-2 cups of whatever berries you have on hand.
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 c. organic plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 T. sweetened condensed milk (or you could go a little healthier with agave nectar, honey, rice syrup . . . )
  • ¼ c. whey protein
  • 2 T. ground flax seeds
  • 2 kale leaves (yup!)

And lately I’ve been adding some additional goodies to really make a meal of it:

  • 2 T of all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 T of tahini

Blend it on a high speed until smooth. And then slurp it up.

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