Apple, Mango, Peach and Strawberry Smoothie in the @Vitamix #newBDK

Apple, Mango, Peach and Strawberry Smoothie in the @Vitamix #newBDK
13 Feb 2014

Normally, when the girls get home after school, they are hungry, and ready for their afternoon snack. They usually reach for goldfish crackers or wheat thins.

In the past few weeks, we noticed a change.

Daddy, can you make us a smoothie?

They have noticed how much Wendy and I are enjoying our daily smoothies. We put in all kinds of goodness in the ones we make.

I am still experimenting with different fruits and vegetables. My go to recipe is my Big Daddy Spinach Smoothie. This is what I have been having for my pre and post workout drink for the past few months. It tastes great, and is packed with a whole lotta awesome.

Well it was time to make a custom one just for them. Rachel picked out the ingredients she wanted to use.

Apple, Mango, Peach and Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:
• 2 whole apples (cut in half – including seeds and core)
• 2 cups mixed mango, peaches and strawberries
• 6 cups Almond Fresh almond milk

Instructions: Put it all in the Vitamix. Set it to the Smoothie option. Press the toggle switch. Watch it pulverize.

apple and fruit

If you are not using a Vitamix, you may need to cut the apple into smaller pieces.

finished apple smoothie

Yummy!

Rachel and Lauren loved it! They polished off 40 ounces themselves. When Wendy arrived home, she saw it and had the rest. I was able to sneak in a sip. It was pretty darn good (and you could not tell there was an apple core with seeds in there).

girls drinking apple smoothie

Wendy and I are so happy with the results we have seen in our health journey. The girls asking for healthy drinks instead of store bought yogurt drinks or smoothies that contain extra sugar and other preservatives makes me really happy. It also helps to justify the expense of investing in an awesome blender that can make smoothies like they do at smoothie bars. An added bonus… both girls are now starting to read labels.

If you try this recipe, please let me know how yours turns out.

Cheers,
Big Daddy

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the recipe!! Sure looks DELICIOUS!!! I really need to get a Vitamix! My birthday is next month, putting it on my wishlist!

  2. Very tasty! My husband bought me a blender for our anniversary, and the kids (with my supervision) make fruit smoothies most days. It is so healthy and delicious.

  3. This looks like a really great recipe. My family and I have recently started experimenting with smoothies and fresh juice combos. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Big smoothie fan here. My kids not so much lol . Never thought to add apple though. Sounds really refreshing !

  5. EverythingMomandBaby : February 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    We’re also smoothie fans here. Thanks for the recipe. I love zip an apple can add.

  6. Jennifer Van Huss : February 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I love Smoothies!! There is something so refreshing about them! That is a great recipe!! Thanks!

  7. Tammy In R Dream : March 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I start each day with a Smoothie in my Vitamix and most lunches too. Love your girls smiles :)

  8. […] This is first on my list because you have to start getting healthy by making sure that you’re getting the right nutrition!  Craig wrote a great post about our Vitamix! […]

  9. I love smoothies for breakfast. Can it get any better than apple mango peach strawberry for the most refreshing… I think not.

  10. I would love to own a Vitamix one day!! This smoothie recipe sounds yummy :)

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