After school snackPosted: October 22, 2012
My kids come into the kitchen like clockwork around 3 proclaiming “I’m starving”. I try to squash my annoying comment that they don’t really know what starvation is, since I myself am usually feeling some stomach noise that time of day as well. Instead I focus on what to serve them that is not crap and they’ll still be hungry for dinner. These shakes have been filling that order, what goes in varies a bit but the chocolate remains the same.
1. Nut milk of some variety (1 cup)
2. 4 ice cubes
3. Fruit of some kind (banana, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries)
4. Handful of spinach (I’ve also used romaine lettuce or a scoop of choc. greens powder)
5. 2 TBS raw cacao
These two cups hold a little over 1/2 cup each it seems to be a good portion size. The straw does make it fun – kids love straws. I usually collect straws from restaurants that bring them in drinks even though we ask them not too. I can cut one straw into two making them a good size for these small cups. I wash the straws and then re-use so one straw can last about 5 days before splitting or cracking – not bad.