Foodie Friday: Smoothie

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I love making smoothies for my son Wyatt. He loves them and since he isn’t that great at eating fresh fruits and vegetables this is a good way to sneak many of them into his diet. I am also able to sneak a few more good things into my picky husband’s diet too ūüėČ

Smoothie’s in my house greatly depend on what we have around the house but generally this is what we have and what I use.

Recipe:

Follow this order and the blender tends to blend things appropriately.

6-8 large ice cubes
1 banana (I won’t eat bananas except in smoothies)
Large handful of spinach leaves (I buy Popeye’s bagged spinach)
Medium handful of blue berries (I have frozen bag in the freezer at all times)
2-3 halves of frozen peaches (I skinned and pitted and froze peaches last summer)
4 Cuties/Clementines or 2 regular oranges
Then I pour in whole milk because they’re mostly for Wyatt but you could add 1%,
I probably pour in a cup. If the blender won’t blend I add more milk.

Can you imagine all the vitamins you’re getting in this??!!

I just bought frozen strawberries that I plan to add next time. This summer I’m going to try to freeze more of my own fruit, maybe blackberries and raspberries?

When I think about this, Wyatt drinks over 1/3 of this recipe so he gets 1/3 banana, 1/3 cup of spinach, 1 half of a peach, 1/4 cup of blueberries, over 1 Cutie. That definitely hits the fruit mark and helps get us closer to the vegetable one.

Sometimes I make banana and spinach smoothies. They are green and actually really tasty too. Ice and milk is all you add to those.

The Daisy Buchanan

This is a delicious cocktail my father in law recently made. I’m¬†mostly posting this here so I can pin it and¬†reference the recipe later, I would recommend you all do the same and eventually enjoy one yourself!
This is the recipe for 2 drinks:
1 oz Gin
2 oz St. Germaine
1/2 oz simple syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Champagne
Put all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Shake and strain. Pour into two martini glasses.  Float the top with champagne.  If you are fancy you can put a curlicue of lemon peel in the glass.
The hardest part of this drink is it takes just a little bit of champagne, I recommend  getting tiny bottles of champagne for this recipe.