Thursday, January 8, 2009

Smooglies: The Breakfast of Champions

I love love love making smooglies (we thank Bridgie for coining this term) for myself and the kiddos for breakfast! It's a super easy and complete breakfast that (almost) everyone in the family loves (Garrett being the only exception). Here's how we make ours:

Blend until liquified:
8 oz yogurt (we love vanilla or banana flavored)
1 banana

Then add to blender and blend well:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
(if needed, add milk to help with blending)

Finally, I add 1/4 cup Sunridge Farms vanilla protein powder (I get it from the bulk section of HEB Plus) and blend until it's...well... blended.

I love this protein powder for several reasons.
1. It doesn't make the smoothie foamy, like others I've tried.
2. It tastes good (to my kids and me, at least).
3. The protein makes this a complete breakfast. And,
4. It has some other nutritional extras in it, like brewer's yeast. (I can't remeber the others and unfortunately it doesn't get printed on the label when I buy it bulk.)

Also, sometimes we use canned coconut milk (bought at Walmart near the Asian food, I think) in place of regular milk, and that's also very yummy! I read a while back in the book "The Healing Miracle of Coconut Oil" ( that coconut has a lot of health benefits. It reads a bit like an info-mercial, but the science seems to make sense to me, so I enjoy coconut when I can.
As Kellan loves to say...



Nicole said...

Brookie!!! I love your blog....please keep it up! I always wonder what your precious family is up to, and now I can stalk you! :)

Brooke said...

LOL, Nicole, you always make me laugh. I just found your blog... Wow, your family is absolutely gorgeous! Good luck keeping food down these next few weeks :)