I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to get this blog going! I have such a passion for food, health, and my kids and now I get to share my thoughts and ideas with everyone. I am always on the hunt for new ideas and techniques to sneak in all the nutrients our bodies need to grow. For children I feel this is even more important since their nutrition helps them grow and develop, and the eating habits they learn now will likely follow them their whole life. I love being in the kitchen and getting my girls involved. We have made and will continue to make so many mealtime memories.
This blog started when we were visiting with some friends and their children for the 4th of July holiday. I introduced my friends to my Vita-Mix, quinoa, chia seeds, and other things I will tell you about as the blog goes along. At mealtime I would help cook dinner and sit with all the kids while they ate. There were five of them, between the ages of 16 months and 3.5 years old. I was WAY out numbered but they were all great, laughed through dinner, and cleaned their plates..yes, the broccoli too. I realized then how much I cared about what kids were eating, not just my own but everyone else’s children too. I want my stories, recipes, and information to inspire others to take the time to give yourself and your family healthy options and spend time with them in the kitchen making memories and good food together.
My strawberry – banana ice cream was a big hit that 4th of July weekend! I had read online that placing frozen bananas into the food processor would give you soft-serve ice cream. It does and it is great! I just took it one step further here. Since many of us have decided to take on the sugar challenge I posted yesterday I thought this would be a good one to follow it up with since this sweet treat has no added sugar. It is also vegan and allergen-free and takes just a few minutes to throw together. Quick fact, strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges. Maybe this will help fight the coughs and colds going around. At least it’s a good excuse! :)
Hope you all enjoy as much as we do!
|Strawberry Banana Ice Cream||
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 frozen strawberries
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- It’ll take one to two minutes for it to form the right consistency.
I have made this several times. I find that it comes out best when the bananas are not frozen solid. This morning I placed 2 ripe bananas, and 2 strawberries in the freezer and made the batch for this recipe and picture about 6 hours later. If the bananas are frozen solid you may need to add a little milk and you will have to mix longer. It may also help to cut the bananas into 1″ slices if frozen solid.
Peel bananas and clean strawberries before placing in the freezer. They will keep good in there for several months. Freezing fruit that is about to spoil is a great way to make sure you do not waste it.