Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cold Food Cravings

For the most part, I haven't had and crazy cravings. No pickles and ice cream or bananas dipped in BBQ sauce. I once saw a show where the pregnant lady craved chalk. Yikes! I can't even imagine. My preggo tastes are actually somewhat norm, but I noticed that I seem to prefer cold foods...sanwiches, salads, fruits, veggies, and smoothies. I especially go through fruit like there's no tomorrow. We once went through 7 cantalopes in a week!

Smoothies are one of my absolute favs right now. I started out buying them, but realized it was more economical for me to make my own. Plus I know exactly what's in my smoothies if I make them myself. Here is my all natural smoothie how-to...

Here's what you need:
•1 large container of organic strawberries
•4 ripe organic bananas
•organic vanilla yogurt
•6 ziploc sandwich baggies

Using a mini muffin pan, I scoop 1 tbsp of yogurt in each cup and throw it in the freezer. It should freeze fairly quickly (maybe in 15-20 minutes). Once frozen, you'll have 24 mini frozen yogurt discs. Keep in the freezer until you are ready to make your baggies. Slice your strawberries and bananas. Each baggie should contain aprox 4-5 strawberries, 1/2 banana, and 4 frozen yogurt discs. Lay each baggie flat and freeze. Laying it flat will keep it from freezing in one big icy chunk.

When you're ready to have your smoothie, you just throw the contents of the baggie and 1 cup of milk (I use organic 2%) in a blender. You can add a shot of honey if you need some extra sweetness. And there you go... Yummy smoothies for the week. I'm not a milk drinker, so this has been a great way for me to get a good dose of calcium.

So before I sign off today, I want to congratulate Lemondrop Marie on her good news! You look so cute in your vintage maternity wear!

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy day!


Cosmic said...

All good nourishing fuel for this mama-to-be(your offspring choose well; love cataloupes so deliciously-juicy and nourishing too:)!


Hillary said...

Thanks so much! Yes, the cantaloupes have been so good this year!

Phia said...

I never thought to freeze the yogurt. Brilliant!! When I think to make a smoothie, I often find my yogurt is old. I'll use your trick and never worry about it again. Thanks!!