Mix It Up!
Beebo started Kindergarten a few weeks ago, and ever since breakfast has been rather challenging. The usual suspects: cereal, oatmeal, eggs, toast - are suddenly no longer working and every day it is a battle to get her to eat something! (Anything- i'll accept anything!) I do not want her to feel rushed while she is eating because that is not a nice feeling to have when you are eating. And they are not allowed to eat on the bus, so that means she cannot eat until snack time (about 3hrs later). I worry that she'll be hungry. I worry more that she'll be whiney.
I polled my Facebook peeps and asked them, what to do about our situation? Surely my child isn't the only one out there with this issue?? The number one response, Smoothie! Of course Smoothie was the right answer. Beebo loves smoothies and would have no issues eating this in the morning.
Problem: Little guy Xman's bedroom is not in a very good place. In fact, it is right NEXT to the kitchen. I worried how i'd make these smoothies for Beebo without waking him up (he doesn't start Preschool till 9am)? No sense him being up if he can still sleep!
My friend Keri suggested i pre-make the smoothies and simply take them out of the freezer the night before for it to thaw. Great idea, but I wondered what to freeze these smoothies in? Ziplocs? A glass? I thought about it for a few days and then i remembered these:
I picked up a pack of the freezer jars to see if this could work for us. I love that the cap threads on instead of snapping. And at 236ml, they were just the right size! Plus, they stack on top of each other to make storage in the freezer easy peasy!
The batch above contained plain greek yogurt, strawberries, peaches, and banana. I hope to get more inventive with the contents as we go and plan to throw in some spinach or kale too!
What are your favourite smoothie recipes?? We've got lots of school ahead, so i'm going to need a lot of variations!
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