Smoothies are a Healthy Staple!

I’m so happy that my son loves these healthy smoothies just as much as I do! It really doesn’t take a lot to make one, bananas can go a long way. I always try to add something green, berries, mangoes and fresh pineapple (hmmmmm) when I have them, flax, a little cashew milk sometimes, and a portion of a serving of nuts. My wife likes to use avocado, I’m not sure if I do yet…

I try to base portions on what I’ve already had on that particular day. I try to keep serving sizes in mind when I’m making smoothies. Like, if I haven’t had any walnuts that day I’ll add a whole serving. I try to stay within a serving of walnuts/pecans every day an not go over that in the course of the day. So, I may ration out a 1/4 cup in the morning and eat from that throughout the day. This way I don’t waste expensive nuts or OD on them!

The Ninja is The Tools

A couple of years ago I bought the Ninja and really didn’t know what I was getting into. I just knew that I wanted to make smoothies. This seemed like the easiest way to get started in the kitchen, at the time a very foreign place to me.

So for the past couple of years I’ve really enjoyed making smoothies for myself and the family. But I had no idea until recently that the ninja was so essential in the kitchen. I recently purchased The How Not to Die Cookbook. Pretty much every recipe I’ve tried thus far has used the ninja, most notably the food processor. I always wondered if I would ever use that and now I do all the time.

Even my son gets crafty with the ninja. It’s so awesome seeing him whip up something creative and healthy! Here’s the Ninja we have: Ninja.

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