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What’s for Dinner: Smoothies!


With all the heat we’ve been having, I’ve been desperately trying not to cook, or at least not to heat up my kitchen. The other night when it was particularly unbearable to think of turning on any heat source whatsoever, we had smoothies for dinner. And it was perfect. 

When making smoothies for a meal, I like to make sure it includes some kind of protein and I try to sneak veggies in there when possible. I love using almond milk, almond/peanut butter, or yogurt. I can usually sneak some greens in there, but if a green smoothie would make your kids suspicious, add frozen blueberries or a dark berry mix, which are great at hiding the green color. Here are a couple of my favorite sites for smoothie recipes:

Simple Green Smoothies – Lots of yummy, healthy recipes here. They are green, after all! A few of my favorites are the Almond Butter and “Jelly” (I make it with frozen strawberries instead of grapes), the Pineapple Mojito, and the Pumpkin Spice (very seasonal right now!). They also have a handy chart on this page with a formula for making your own green smoothies. It’s on my fridge.


Martha Stewart’s Most-Pinned Smoothie Recipes – Here are a few more great choices, and I especially like the ones that include oats, like this Hearty Fruit and Oat Smoothie. It’s very filling! 


So if temperatures rise again over the weekend like it looks like they might, or anytime you just don’t want hot food, splurge and make smoothies for dinner. Why not? 

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