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Summer is all about fun and being outside. And with a wild toddler who could probably run all day if I let him, summer also means that I am going to be doing a lot of running and playing. Basically, I need all the energy I can get!
One way to keep my energy levels up as a busy mom is to get lots of fruits and veggies. But I’m not a huge fan of veggies, so what do I do? I add fruit and veggies to an already fun drink and turn it into an energy-boosting smoothie!
We love fruit in our house, but only the Mister loves veggies, so I thought this would be a great way to sneak veggies into a fun drink and give our family the energy we need for long summer days outside!
First I pureed some carrots with a little bit of the SunnyD. The food processor was perfect and made the carrots into more of a mash so they would blend well with the smoothie.
Next I added some fruit, spinach, and two bottles of SunnyD. It was so colorful that I had a hard time pushing the blend button!
Even though the final smoothie wasn’t as pretty, it was delicious! It didn’t taste anything like veggies, and it was really more like a yummy juice! Everyone in our house loved it, and the Mister even asked me to make it more often!
- ¼ cup grated carrots
- 2 6.75 oz bottles of SunnyD
- 1½ cups packed spinach
- 6 strawberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1½ bananas, cut into coins and frozen
- Add the grated carrots and a few tablespoons of SunnyD to a food processor. Puree.
- Add everything to blender. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
I loved being able to reintroduce SunnyD into our home since it was something I loved drinking when I was little. And the 24 count pack is perfect for grabbing and tossing into my bag before we leave the house to go to the park, the zoo, the pool, or anywhere else our summer might take us.
Adding fruits and veggies to a fun drink is the perfect way to give us the energy we need to run around outside all day. And I’m glad that SunnyD is still around because it’s fun to be able to introduce something into my home that I loved as a kid.