Hello. I’m Kristin and I’m the “mama” behind the STUFT mama blog. I’m a busy, race running, fitness instructing mom of troublemaking energetic toddler twin boys. Along with being a self-confessed SunButter addict, I love to experiment in the kitchen and create healthy meals that will please the whole family.
Summer is a perfect time for smoothies. Over here at the STUFT house, I make nutritious smoothies on a daily basis to make sure everyone’s getting their fruits and vegetables. I’m sure you know it’s not always easy to impress the picky toddler (or the picky husband), but I’ve managed to come up with some delicious smoothies that knock my boys’ socks (and shirts, apparently) off.
Here are a couple smoothie options to please anyone in the family.
I usually need something filling and with a little caffeine boost to start off my morning. This is my “go to” smoothie of choice.
Mama’s Mocha Morning Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso or instant coffee (optional)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon SunButter
- 1 ½ cup vanilla soy milk or vanilla almond milk
I usually add a handful of fresh spinach and a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the mix before blending. It makes it that much more delicious and nutritious. You can’t even taste the spinach, but it does make it a fun greenish/brown color.
My husband is a little pickier. He watches CLOSELY when I make his smoothie to make sure I don’t sneak in any “green stuff.” I’m determined to sneak it in one of these days, but I haven’t figured out how to master my stealthy skills yet. This one tastes like a milkshake. Smooth, creamy, SunButtery, and it only has 3 ingredients. You can’t go wrong.
Dad’s Delectable “Milkshake”
- 1 frozen banana
- 1-2 tablespoons SunButter
- 1 ½ cups vanilla soy milk
Sometimes I add a little Greek yogurt in it for protein, but it’s delicious without it and surprisingly very creamy.
For my 19-month-old twins, I try to get as many nutritious goodies in the mix that I can. They love their smoothies and usually come running when they hear the blender start up. Feel free to substitute in different frozen fruits, but we like this combination the best.
Toddler Time Smoothie Treat
- ½ frozen banana
- frozen strawberries
- 1-2 tablespoons SunButter
- 1 ½ cup vanilla soymilk
- ½ cup strawberry flavored yogurt
- Handful fresh spinach (optional)
This smoothie is amazing! It also works without the yogurt, but I like to add it for some extra protein. I can’t tell you how excited I get to experiment with different vegetables in their smoothies every day (I’ve even done kale, broccoli and carrots). I’m pretty sure they’re just as excited to drink them every day as well.
Here’s the spinach version. Fun color, right?
We’re a busy, on the go, active family that always finds time to get in our daily SunButter fix. If we skip adding it to our smoothies (gasp), it can usually be found smeared on our lunchtime sandwich, on top of our high protein microwave muffin
or in the middle of our banana French toast.
Thanks, Kristin, for guest blogging with us. We can’t wait to try your smoothie creations!
Q. What’s your absolute favorite SunButter smoothie recipe?
Get through transitions more smoothly with SunButter Smoothies: healthy snacks that fill you up with good carbs and lots of protein. As seasons begin to shift in sports, weather, school, arts and other areas, we're filling up the blender with good stuff to whip up these peanut free snacks.
You think you’re too busy to bake? Meet Kristin, mom of toddler twin boys, who she pushes in a stroller in half marathons and other races. She also cooks and bakes nut-free—and blogs! Just in time for holiday baking, here’s a guest post from Kristin, blogger at STUFT Mama. Thanks, Kristin, for sharing your race experience (so proud of you!), and two yummy SunButter recipes. We are thankful for you. Hello! I’m Kristin. I'm the busy mom of toddler twin boys behind the healthy lifestyle blog STUFT Mama. I had the pleasure of writing a guest post earlier this year on SunButter Smoothies, and I’m so excited for another opportunity to share some more healthy treats. Before I get to all the SunButter yumminess, I just have to say thank you to all our friends at SunButter for their support in a special race earlier this month. I pushed my two 30-pound boys 13.1 miles in San Diego’s Silver Strand Half Marathon to raise money for a very special deaf little girl.