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I'm a sucker for smoothies. Like, if I could live off of smoothies and cereal (and some chocolate thrown in there), I'd be the happiest person alive. And I'm a sucker for easy-to-make things for my kiddos. Throw in that it's healthy and delicious, and I'm the happiest Mama on the block.
Enter in smoothies with almond milk and DIY popsicles. (Oh, and let me remind you that today in Arizona, the high is 108. Dyyying.)
I went to Safeway and picked up some Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber and Silk Almond Coconut Blend Milk. Anything to make smoothies creamy and add a little sweetness is the perfect combo for a perfect smoothie.
I love making smoothies because they're packed with healthy goodies for my family and me. I love putting kale, blueberries, bananas, chia seeds, protein powder, and of course, some milk for creaminess and sweetness.
The Silk AlmondCoconut Blend was perfect for this because coconut milk is so sweet and yummy. All the while, this milk blend packs tons of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and 50% more calcium than cow's milk (boom goes the dynamite).
Enter in healthy smoothies that kids will love::
I also wanted to experiment for the first time making DIY popsicles. Luckily, I picked up the last pack of the popsicle makers at Safeway (sorry anyone who followed after me!), so I was ready to rock and roll and do a little popsicle-smoothie-deliciousness-making.
Here's how I made the popsicles:
- kale (lots of it!)
- blueberries (adds a blue color so it's not green from the kale and has SO many great antioxidants for you)
- pineapple (adds another sweet, yummy flavor)
- Almond Milk Protein + Fiber (so good for adding more nutrients for my kiddos while adding creamy and sweet)
I put the popsicles in the freezer for 24 hours. When I took them out, I ran some warm water on the containers and gave them to Lia and Siena. The girls LOVED them so much, and they're the best critics because they're honest as all heck.
Overall, it was a dang good couple of days. There is not very much more that brings me as much joy as feeding my children healthy, whole foods that are SO stinking good for them. And seriously? Store-bought popsicles can't even touch this yummy goodness.
In between tweeting, reading books to my daughters, and [not] burning mac n cheese, I am the Founder + Creative Director of Blessed is She women's ministry + community.