Wednesday, November 13, 2013


My daughter had her braces tightened yesterday. That always means days of soreness and the need for soft food. She can't eat much for lunch at school the day or two after a visit to the orthodontist, so after-school smoothies are a perfect mini meal. Yesterday it was a

Banana Mango Smoothie. For one serving, whirl in a blender 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt, 3/4 cup chopped mango, 1/2 of a banana.  (I use frozen mango chunks)

Today she wanted Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana.  For one serving whirl in a blender 1/4 cup milk, 1 tablespoon chocolate milk mix, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1/2 of a banana (frozen if you want your smoothie icy), 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt.

She hates having her braces tightened.  Her one consolation is that I am willing to whip up a smoothie for her.   As my kids get older I try not to cater to them so much, so requests for smoothies often get met with a "make it yourself" reply from me, but when they are sick or hurting, I go back to full-on babying!