Friday, April 16, 2010

Liquid Lunch

LIQUID LUNCH: Strawberry, Raspberry, Banana Smoothies
by Riley (age 13)

My mom makes these for most every swim meet, especially for trials /finals meets where I am swimming starting at 7:30 am and then racing for points, usually after 5pm. Most of these championship meets last 3-5 days, so good nutrition is very important. These smoothies supply a lot of easily digestible carbohydrates and taste delicious.

2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 banana
1/2 cup organic vanilla yogurt
Orange juice to cover (about 2 1/2 cups, use apple juice if you want)

A day or two before a meet, put all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until mixed up. This can be tricky because the frozen berries really thicken it up. Add a bit more juice if it gets too thick.

Drink a smoothie when mixture is done and then freeze the remaining smoothie in baggies or small cups (like little sippy cups).

Put frozen smoothies in the ice chest when packing food for the morning, right next to the ice pack. By lunchtime the smoothie will be the perfect consistance to eat, still frozen, but soft and delicious.

*****Riley, We know Garrett will be a big fan of this recipe!! Thanks for sending it in!! Michael and Georgia*****`

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