Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy Morning Smoothie

The kiddos love smoothies with breakfast.  I love hiding vegetables in them.  Usually dark leafy greens, because they pack in a respectable amount of calcium, and as a dairy free household I'm always looking to get enough calcium into their growing bodies.

No spinach today!  I was out, but this ad hoc smoothie came out fantastically, so I thought I'd share.

Happy Morning Smoothie

1 large orange, peeled and seeded
1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 large apple, seeds and core removed
1/2 cup frozen cubed butternut squash
5 strawberries
2 medjool dates- optional, this adds sweetness
1/2 inch of fresh ginger (I'd use more, but the kids think it's spicy!)
1/2-1 cup apple cider  to blend

Add all ingredients to blender, starting with 1/2 cup of apple cider.  Blend on high until smooth.  If it is too thick, add more cider as needed to achieve desired consistency.

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