Post by contributor: Autumn Kinsey is a military wife that finds beauty and joy in unexpected places... and in lists. She now lives near the Gulf Coast in Florida with her husband (when he's home) and their son Max and in her spare time whips up delicious meals and budgets (dubbed the budgeting guru).
I am continually trying to live a healthier life. In the last few months I've been trying to step up my fruit and veggie intake. The easiest way I've found to do this has been to make smoothies at home, usually with a small snack at lunchtime. My normal routine is to throw a handful of spinach in the blender with some water and liquefy it.
After that, I add 1/2 a banana and whatever fruit is in season that I think will go together well. Peaches and raspberries. Oranges and strawberries. Pineapple and papaya. Yum! I've made a few bad ones, but almost all are delicious! Tip of the day- the riper the fruit, the better!
As you can see, Max usually helps out!
Recently, I read about a PB&J Smoothie and it sounded delicious, so I attempted a similar one. It turned out amazing and even if you are a smoothie hater, I think you'll love it (unless you dislike PB&J's, in which case, I can't help you at all).
1 cup Fresh Spinach
2 T Water
1 cup Frozen Mixed Berries
2 T Peanut Butter
Handful of Ice Cubes
-adapted from PB&J Smoothie on 100 Days of Real Food
I've made this a few times this week and now after I make a smoothie, Max says "Mommy, is that peanut butter and jelly?" And if I say yes, he says (very sweetly) "Can we share?" It's adorable. Until he drinks 3/4 of it.
Well, I guess it's still pretty cute then, too.