The kids are also HUGE fruit lovers, and are obsessed with smoothies. There’s a great drive through coffee place by Ellie’s school that makes smoothies with almond milk, and she wants to stop there practically every day. But it gets expensive, and they use a lot of sugar. So we decided to make our own smoothies with with some fresh fruit from our local Farmer’s Market.
Then we headed over to Safeway to pick up a couple of brand new almond milk blends from Silk. And because Ronin was sad that they didn’t have blueberries, we also picked up some of those at the store.
The new Silk Almondmilk Proten + Fiber is perfect to help give us a boost of protein that we definitely need around here. There’s a lot of protein in almond milk, and this is even better. I purchased the vanilla flavor to add sweetness. The AlmondCoconut Blend milk was unsweetened.
After adding seven Silk AlmondCoconut Blend ice cubes, I added one peach (pealed), a half pint of raspberries, a pint of strawberries and about 3 cups of Silk Almondmilk Fiber + Protein. Last I added 1/8 cup of sugar and blended. (We did a second batch with blueberries added. Ellie doesn’t like those.)
Then I topped with a couple of raspberries and mini strawberries.
And we enjoyed! The kids (and John and I) all loved them…and the next day Ronin asked for more. (We froze some to eat later.) Very simple and so yummy.
As for our diet issues, we realized that Ronin’s skin issues (excema) was related to his dairy intake. For a few years of his life, he ate tons of cheese and milk but we never put two and two together. After cutting out dairy, those issues went away. We recently tried incorporating small amounts of dairy back into our diet (not milk, mainly butter and cheese) but if he eats too much cheese, the itchy excema comes right back. So he has a limit, and that works well for us.
We won’t be changing our milk though. He takes a Silk Almondmilk single serving box to school every day and loves it.
Have you tried smoothies with almond milk?