Kids in the Sink

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

on March 7, 2012

It’s been a while since we posted a story about our children.  Or not. We kind of always talk about them but that’s because we like them that much.  Most of the time.  You know the deal.

The other day we were inside whipping up delicious things in the kitchen and our big kids (the toddlers) were outside playing.  We heard them playfully yelling and squealing and it piqued our interest.  Those silly kids were playing tug of war with a vine-like weed that was coming off the fence! And having a ball doing so.

It really is the little things in life that make you smile.  We both ran for our cameras to record and photograph this silly little moment they were having.  If only we adults could have that much fun with something so simple. Sometimes God has a way of slowing us down and that was a nice little moment where we stopped everything we were doing to enjoy our kids enjoying their lives… insert smile and content deep breath here…

After they came in from their war with the weed, they enjoyed this smoothie very much as an afternoon snack.  The original recipe called for plain greek yogurt but when we made it that way, we noticed it had a stronger yogurt flavor than we prefer so we decided to use plain yogurt next time and have reflected that change in the recipe.  We also happened to have simple ginger syrup on hand from our recent candied ginger adventure so we added that.  If you don’t have it, don’t worry about it.  Add some freshly grated ginger or maybe some agave nectar or honey if you like it sweeter.  Have fun with it and remember to enjoy the simpler things in life.

-Heather and Melissa

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup milk (we used skim but whatever liquid you want will work)
2 tsp ginger syrup

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately or store in airtight container in freezer until ready to serve.

Souce: slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

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