Sunday, July 17, 2011

Strawberries & Smoothies!

 I tried something different this summer with the boys... we went to a local strawberry farm and picked our own strawberries! They loved it! Jaxon was especially good at picking them and finding good ones and Austin was especially good at following us and eating them as we went :) I wanted to gather enough to freeze for the summer because we're always making fruit smoothies. If you picked your own at this farm it was $1.59 a pound! A great deal for fresh strawberries. I think I found another little tradition to do with the boys. Strawberry picking every summer may need to make our summer wish list every year!

 I was bummed I forgot to take my camera to the farm, so here we are returning with our berries.

 The boys helped wash them, ate some, picked green tops off, ate some, bagged some, and ate some :-)

 We made strawberry shortcake for dinner that night and froze about 6 quarts of berries and had some fresh ones to eat for a few days. Yum!

A yummy snack!! here's the recipe to our favorite fruit smoothies I usually make.... very simple and a perfect summer treat!

Fruit Smoothies:
1-2 ripe bananas
frozen strawberries 
vanilla yogurt
apple juice
ground flax seed

In your blender put 1-2 bananas cut up, 1-2 cups of vanilla yogurt, and fill rest of blender with frozen strawberries. Pour juice in to almost top of blender. Blend! Add flax seed (this is for pure extra fiber nutrients, can make without). I don't have an exact recipe with real measurements but this is fairly accurate. Sometimes we use frozen raspberries, blueberries, or peaches too. Enjoy!

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