Introducing a whole new BEEutiful way to get your kiddos to literally beg you for kale, spinach, beet/dandelions greens — you name it!!
It’s frrrrrreezing outside so you may be wondering why in the world I’m posting a frozen treat like this in January. Maybe it’s just my kids but the first thing they want when the temps drop isss….. ice cream. I have no idea why. I’m all about consuming warming foods and making broths this time of year.
This new SMOOTHIE BITE thing happened by total accident anyway and I’m overjoyed that it did!
All of us kitchen witches have our own rhythm that keeps our families well fed. It’s important to have someone tending to the pantry and keeping fresh food available for growing little people. With all the demands of everyday single mama life, I can fall short quickly if I don’t pre*pre*prepare. We’ve got some major food allergies and sensitivities in our home so if I fall short, we all pretty much eat SUCK food which leads to SUCK health and SUCK behavior — like immediately.
So I pretty much run my kitchen in the same way I ran my deli. Stocking up, not wasting a single thing — and being ready for the hungry mouths to swarm me!
So this all came about as I was making our massive batch of smoothie ice cubes and I ran out of trays so I decided to put them into my pretty candy molds using a chocolate funnel tool. (Sells at craft stores for under 5 bucks) I use these as my base so I can make fast smoothies on busy school mornings. Don’t get me wrong, smoothies are the fastest breakfast as is but this keeps me from pulling out 4 or 5 different jars and clean up is a breeze! Minutes matter around here and the less I have to clean, the happier I am 😉
We came up with this idea for families that want to make smoothies with their kids but the kids got turned off when they saw certain GREEN ingredients.
This way the kids just pop the fun ingredients that they love in with the smoothie cubes and BAM (!) you’ve got them loving it up in an instant! This also helps you control the amount of sweetener that goes in – super important!
So now that I’m using pretty molds, none of these are making it to the blender anymore. The kids now call them ice cream bites and they’re munching them like popcorn.
Here’s some we made with protein powder and without the greens. We had snow flurries the day we made them so my youngest one calls these snowflakes!
You can also use them as a base and make really yummy ice cream in a high speed blender. CLICK HERE for my kid’s smoothie book that’s packed with tips and recipes for smoothies, ice cream, popsicles and soooo much more.
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