A berry banana smoothie

A fun and simple smoothie sure to brighten up your day. My kids love them. Last week, my bananas were almost over ripe. I peeled them and put them in the freezer for a day like today.i don't like to waste fruits. Before they go bad, I peeled them, chopped them and place it in a ziplock to freeze. It is convenient for smoothie makes. And I love the textures it gives the smoothies. They ask for smoothies when they are in the mood for it. And that is about 3x a week.When I make the kids smoothies, I try to pack it with nutrients as much as I can without making it look green to them. Just for reference, my kids don't like smoothies that are green. No matter how tasty and sweet it is, if its green, they won't touch it. Sometimes I add flax seeds, rolled oats and powdered supplements. As long as they don't see, they consume it.

In this smoothie, I included:

  • Mixed berries for flavor because of its natural sweetness. It is low carb and packed with antioxidants and protein.
  • Bananas are packed with potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C.
  • Chia seeds helps make the smoothie thicker while its packed with calcium and Omega 3.
  • Greek yogurt for creamy texture and tangy flavor. It has the lowest added sugar among all yogurts and it is rich in lean protein, calcium, probiotics, and antioxidants.
  • Milk, you can use any milk you like. But I used oat for a non dairy option. You can use coconut, almond, soy or dairy milk.
  • For added sweetness, I used honey. I try to avoid refined and process sugar.

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas

1 c frozen berry medley

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 c greek yogurt, plain

2 c oat milk or more

honey to taste

Blend all the ingredient til smooth. Add more oat milk to thinner smoothies. Add more honey to make it sweeter.

Enjoy!

Mediterranean turkey pita

Mediterranean turkey pita
for the meatballs:
2 lbs of ground turkey
1 egg
1 medium onions, chopped finely
1/2 c shredded carrots
1/2 c shredded zucchini, juice squeezed out
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 c bread crumbs or panko
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp celery salt
3 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper
oil for pan frying

For the pita sandwich:
whole wheat pita
arugula
onions, sliced into rings
cucumber, sliced
tatziki sauce (I got from Trader Joe's)
turkey patties
extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper.

For turkey patties, combine all ingredients together and let the 
flavors settle in for at least 2 hours. Form them into patties as bigas your palm. It will make about 13-16 patties. Preheat frying pan onmedium high. Add oil, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. frythe patties covered, turning them once. About 6-10 mins. To assemble the pita sandwich, reheat the pita on a hot pan over high heat for about a minute per side. Cut the pita in half. Open the pocket. Start by putting the arugula, onion rings, and cucumber. I cut my patties inquarter, and put them in the pockets on top of the vegetables. Top itwith tatziki sauce. And drizzle with olive oil.