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Blueberry Cubed Smoothie

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We were walking from the park the other day and came across one of those portable radar check stations. You know, the kind that tell you how fast you’re going?

J Man was absolutely entranced. Cars and numbers, together? Heaven for his 4 year old brain.

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The next logical step is to then run past the radar check yourself and see how fast you’re going…

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Everyone had to try. And if I do say so myself, we’re fast. Fast!

Almost as fast as this triple blueberry smoothie. Yes, here I go again with the 3’s. To sound academic, I’ll call it Blueberry Cubed.

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Frozen fruit is the ticket for a super creamy smoothie without a ton of ice. My choices this morning were banana, pineapple and blueberry #1.

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Blueberry #2 was in the form of blueberry soy yogurt. Plus a little almond milk to get the whole shebang moving…

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Whenever I make a smoothie without something green I feel like I’m cheating myself just a little bit. That, and confusing my children. A few weeks ago I didn’t have any greens and I made a strawberry banana concoction for the kids. “Why is it pink?” J Man asked. He’s used to green or mud brown smoothies.

Today I had kale on hand, so the kids were immediately at ease with their sludge like beverages.

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Blueberry #3? A few stripes of blueberry jam down the inside of the glass. Since I didn’t add any other sweetener (agave or maple syrup), this was the perfect touch.

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Note: I’m aware that my pictures are awful, just awful. However, I have other talents. The radar clocks my speed at 5mph and I know that “cubed” means three of something.

I can’t be good at everything.

Blueberry Cubed Smoothie

Ingredients

1 frozen banana, chunked
1 cup frozen pineapple, chunked
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup blueberry yogurt (I used the Silk brand)
1 cup almond milk
2 handfuls kale, raw
1 TBS blueberry jam

Instructions

Combine everything except the jam in a high speed blender. Before serving, drizzle jam in stripes down the inside of the glass. Set in freezer for 10 minutes to set. Pour smoothies in glasses.

Serves 1 hungry mom and 2 hungry kids.

Submitted to Meatless Mondays A-Z

Better With Veggies

this week: blueberries

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4 responses »

  1. I love smoothies, especially with some added greens! I love that you kids expect that to be the color, what a good example you are setting for them. Healthy is YUMMY!

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  2. This looks lovely! I love the colour. And the speed checks on the bicycle are too funny 🙂

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