We are big fans of smoothies at The Schell Cafe. Smoothies are a quick and tasty way to get a good dose of fruit, protein, and vitamins into the Littles’ diet. Going gluten and dairy free doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our smoothies! Here’s a remake of our favorite standby. Guess what?!?! It scored a unanimous four thumbs up!
I don’t really use a recipe for smoothies, so I guesstimated on amounts. This yields enough for all four Littles to enjoy the smoothie for an after-school snack. Sometimes I add or subtract ingredients based on what I have on hand. If I’m making a breakfast smoothie I’ll add more. The following is our favorite smoothie variation. (OK, not really. We like a peanut butter & chocolate smoothie better, but it’s really a dessert and worthy of another post). Stay tuned.
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup milk (we used vanilla Almond Milk)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 scoop protein powder (we use Whole Foods 365 Vanilla Whey) ***
1/4 – 1/2 cup yogurt (we use So Delicious Coconut Milk Strawberry)
Blend all ingredients. Pour into individual glasses and enjoy! The Littles claim the smoothie is best consumed through a brightly colored straw.
What’s your favorite smoothie combination?
*** This protein powder contains milk. I still have 2 containers of this protein powder and plan on using them before switching to egg white protein powder.
Mrs. Kravitz says
Nice pic… love the 4 colored straws… What surface is that??? doesn’t look like your countertops!!! xoxox, J
Oh Mrs. Kravitz! You nosy neighbor. It’s not my countertop, but an old tile sample from the house redo. I’m working on my photography skills. The straws are real…an HEB special. And the glass is from IKEA.
Lida Payne says
Our favorite is a copy of peanut butter mood from Jamba Juice. Our’s has less calories, still high calorie though!
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk
1-2 T. pb
3 T. ovaltine
about 6 ice cubes
It’s really good, sometimes I put in leftover coffee instead of milk if it’s for me.
Lida Payne says
OOPS…I KNEW I FORGOT SOMETHING….ALSO ADD ONE FROZEN BANANA TO THE ABOVE LIST (I KEEP THEM SLICED)…BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS.
Hi! I love to add Organic Flaxseed Meal from Costco to my smoothies… I got the tip from a pharmacist who told me her young daughters LOVE the stuff. Maybe your Littles might too? Not sure if they carry at all locations, but it’s worth looking into!