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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" goes to Jen over at Balancing Bedlam and Beauty. Her post is about how she went shopping in her own home for new ways to decorate. And she had waaay too much fun with a can of spray paint! No, not that kind of fun, the good kind, like where you spray paint random things in your house just for fun! Check out this beauty...
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MINE: We all know that green leafy vegetables are some of the healthiest things we can eat, right?
But how often are we able to get our kids to eat even just a little bit of greens, especially in their raw, fresh state? Kids who are fed the standard American diet (SAD) simply do not have enough exposure to fresh vegetables and are not able to develop a taste for them. The following is a recipe I tried for the twins and, as you will see, they couldn't get enough. I call it a Shrek shake, because it's bright green and I knew my older kids wouldn't try it if I called it a spinach/banana shake. And I am pleased to say that they now ask me to make this on a regular basis, even though they now know what's in it! We were made to eat this stuff, so let's help our kids develop their natural tastes for what's good for them! Here it is...
A large handful of spinach
2 frozen bananas
1-2 cups of water or almond milk
Let's first talk about the bananas. The bananas for this shake are best when frozen right as they begin to turn brown. They are so sweet at this stage, the the shake needs no additional sweetener. I simply peel them, cut them into chunks, then lay them on a cookie sheet to flash freeze them. After about an hour, they are hard enough to place in ziploc bags to complete the freezing process. It's great to have lots of these on hand because they made the creamiest, coldest smoothies and shakes!
Simply put these ingredients in a blender, add water or almond milk to the desired consistency and serve...
(Behold the green-ness.)
As I was trying to do a photo shoot of the twins enjoying their shakes, in particular trying to get a photo of some green moustaches, I could not get Hyrum to stop drinking long enough to get a face shot!
(All right, mom, enough already with the picture taking!)
This final shot is one of the toddler with a Shrek Shake moustache, proving that at least three of my kids loved these shakes...
What I love about this photo is that Johnny's moustache matches the color of his sleeper, which matches the color of two of the mixing bowls in the background. Yes, things like that make me happy. I need a life. Enjoy the shakes!
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Sunday, February 22, 2009
Homemaker Monday: Shrek Shakes