Alexander's Banana Berry Smoothie

My son has autism and one of his biggest struggles, other than communication, is eating. He only eats a few select foods. We worry because he has such a limited diet. He needs his fruits and vegetables, but there is no good way to give them to him. I have to think out of the box normally. The chances of him eating something other than the four or five foods he normally eats are slim to none.

Lately, I have been on a health kick. My husband and I are both trying to eat healthy. I have been putting together new recipes to try. One of my latest obsessions are smoothies. I love making smoothies. I add all kinds of fruits into them. My latest smoothie, my Banana Berry Smoothie is made with blueberries, four ice cubes, bananas, and raspberries. I also add 1 container of vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup of milk. To top it off, I add mint.

My son loved drinking it! I decided to name this smoothie after him. I am going to try adding kale tonight when I make their smoothie. From what I hear, I do not think he will be able to taste the kale. Kale is full of nutrition. When I juice, I cannot taste the spinach in the drink, hopefully this will be the same way. If he continues to drink the smoothie, I am going to get even more creative.

Do you drink smoothies? What are your favorite kind of smoothies?

1 comment:

  1. I love my fruit smoothies. My smoothies are pretty basic... Frozen or fresh fruit. Usually strawberry , blueberries, or peach with one banana and skim milk. I just throw this all in my Magic Bullet. Not too often, I'll add some low fat yogurt.

    I think I should try and become more creative like you. :)

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