Tropical “Ice Cream”

This summer I’ve tried to start many of our days off with a fruit and veggie packed smoothie. It’s a refreshing breakfast and a fulling way to kickoff the day.

Problem is, a few days I’ve gone a little too heavy on the veggie and it has made my kids scowl a bit when I announce that it’s a smoothie morning. I think they worry that I’m going to kale overload them!

After the too many green smoothies, we took a little break from morning smoothies and then I reintroduced morning “ice cream”. I mean, technically, it’s just smoothie in a bowl, but calling our smoothie bowls ice cream made their reintroduction 10x better! Who needs a cup and a straw when you can have a bowl and a spoon? And toppings?!?

I whipped up this tropical “ice cream”/smoothie bowl for my four kids and two of their cousins and everyone clambered for seconds. It’s that good!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla stevia drops

Directions

Place your most frozen items in the bottom of a high powered blender, add liquid, yogurt, and stevia drops.

Pour into bowls and serve! You can get fancy and sprinkle granola on the top if your “ice cream” wants a little crunch. Coconut and Cashew Butter Granola is my favorite, it’s sold on Amazon and at Target.

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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