We made a beautiful fruit salad for a party this past weekend. It had loads of perfectly ripe bananas, apples, green and red grapes, strawberries and oranges. So delicious and healthy. The green grapes were especially good (we got them at HEB, by the way). Well, the party came and went and we still had about a quart and a half of fruit salad.
The next day we took a look at it and you know what we saw. Chunks of -still perfectly edible- fruit that we didn't want to touch. The bananas really make the whole thing unappetizing. But, we didn't want to throw it away. Then the hubby has a great idea. Smoothies!
So, I tossed it in our Blendtec with a splash of the fresh strawberry limeade (also leftover from the party), about half a cup of ice and a cup of frozen papaya and pineapple, to thicken it up.
I poured tall glasses of it for the boys for breakfast and they sucked it down like nobody's business. They usually nurse smoothies for a while, but these were gone in a flash. Maybe because they were not as super thick as usual? Or, maybe it was the combo of fruit that they loved? I don't know, but we'll have to test it out, because smoothies are quick, easy and full of nutrition. [Plus, momma can hide really good stuff in smoothies and they usually can't tell. Muahaha...]
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