As some of you may know I LOVE food! However, me and cooking - not so strong a relationship there (nor am I inclined towards counseling, i.e. cooking classes – ugh!). I AM a whiz when it comes to baked goods, but those are mainly desserts so the motivation is obvious. Regular cooking… eh, both skill and creative flair fail rather spectacularly… plus, I just don’t want to. Creatively getting out of cooking, that’s another story. And since I now have another mouth to feed (a mouth entering that lovely, picky toddler stage) I’m really putting my creative slacker skills to good use.
In that vein I present to you: the Easiest Baby Smoothie Recipe ever! (really!)
Take 1 baby yogurt (4 oz)
Take 1 – 2 jars of pureed baby food fruit (4 - 6oz)
Whole milk for thinning (1 – 2 oz)
In large glass mix together with a spoon – that’s right, NO need to haul out the blender or chop up fruit!
Pour into sippy cup with straw, serve
Seriously, that’s all there is to it – you mix the yogurt and the fruit to taste and you use the milk to thin it enough to get through a straw. Pear and peach yogurt make great bases, but I imagine blueberry would be good, too. So far I’ve mixed apricot and banana strawberry (alone or together) with yogurt to make smoothies. I’ll probably dabble in a berry blend soon, and of course there’s always “mixed fruit”.
Damn, it’s so easy (slacker effortless) I even impress myself. AND it’s frickin’ delicious! Try not to eat too much yourself, though, ‘cause all that whole milk and baby yogurt goes right to your hips.
Mmmmm, smoothie. – the weirdgirl