Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Call It Pistachio

We invested in a Vita Mix blender several years ago and with it the family enjoys making smoothies.  I purchase fruit and then we freeze it and then blend.  This blender is very powerful and will blend whole pieces of fruit very quickly.  I like to start out with a frozen banana, add another fruit or two along with plain yogurt, a tablespoon of honey, sometimes a couple of dates for added sweetness.  Then for added nutrition I add a large handful or two of spinach which then turns it this pretty pistachio green color.  Today's smoothie is banana, peach, papaya.  If you choose a darker fruit, like blueberries or raspberries, the green won't be as pretty, but still packed with nutrition. I like to put granola on top of my smoothies for an extra treat.  If the color bothers you, call it pistachio, it helps.


mommyx12 said...

I'm aching to get a vita mix. But you know what? Don't you think a real pistachio smoothie would be yummy? I'm thinking of the really bad for you pistachio pudding!! I bet it would taste great though.

Gae said...

Just saying hi,
I found your blog today and have enjoyed reading your posts.
We have 11 children (so far) so I was intrieged by your title.
Our children are still younger though so I have loved reading about your older children.
Ours range from 1 up to 20
God Bless