Vegan Mofo: Kids love smoothies

7 Oct

Smoothies are our morning staple around here.  It’s the one place I had put anything and Silas will eat it happily.

Green stuff in blender?  “More, more, mama!”

Green stuff on plate?  “nooooooooo! ew, ew!  OUCH!”   Yes, it hurts him to look at vegetables.

Shae and his friends even squeal a little when they hear smoothie time.  Kind of fun to hear little teens squealing over eating something so healthy.

Today it’s just Silas & I, and our pretty pink blender.  Produce is dwindling dangerously low in our house at the moment, so it’s a super simple smoothie today, but one of Silas’ favorites.  Just bananas, frozen blueberries, soy milk and flax oil.  Generally, we use almond milk in all of smoothies, but I may have had a few too many Almond Lattes this week.  Oopsy.  (yum)

Silas wanted to include dry blackeyed peas also, but I made an executive decision to nix that.  Gotta draw the line somewhere.

He seemed quite happy without them.  Please ignore the obnoxious pj’s,  some things are beyond my control.  But I’ll take ridiculous characters on pajamas over on the tv anyday.

After contently drinking away, and  taking about 10 quick breaks to “cheers!” me, I asked if he liked his smoothie and we got a resounding yes.

Thumbs up from Silas!


4 Responses to “Vegan Mofo: Kids love smoothies”

  1. coldandsleepy October 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM #

    You know, I have never tried feeding the Emperor a smoothie. That sounds like it just might work as a vehicle for getting something resembling a vegetable into his body. He loves soy yogurt and he loves fruit and he loves kale when he doesn’t realize he’s eating it so… maybe. Maybe.

    Silas is totally adorable. He overcomes the Sponge-Bobbiness of his pajamas with the power of his cuteness.

  2. erin October 7, 2011 at 6:32 PM #

    Silas looks so happy drinking up the yummy smoothie. I always forget to give those to Lily. Need to whip out the blender this weekend.

  3. Sarah M. (@appifanie) October 7, 2011 at 8:30 PM #

    Livi is not a smoothie fan :/ Go Silas!

    • pbandkelly October 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM #

      Oh no! Not even if she gets to choose the ingredients and help make it?

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