a peek inside the fishbowl

23 May, 2008


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food


– one cup unsweetened frozen berry mix
– splash of one percent milk
– sprinkling of ground flax seed
– 2/3 cup water
– handful of fresh baby spinach

… and blenderize.

Normally I’d add Activia-brand yogurt, but I didn’t today.

But guess what, you will not taste the spinach. At all. (!)

(Bwa ha ha! I have a plan. A wicked wicked plan.)

6 Responses to "Discovery!"

1 | words words

May 23rd, 2008 at 10:08 am


but can you SEE the spinach?

That would kill it for our kids.

2 | andrea

May 23rd, 2008 at 10:10 am


ww: You can’t see it smell it taste it.

I am still amazed.

3 | Chantal

May 23rd, 2008 at 11:58 am


HMM I will have to give it a whirl (litterally!)

4 | Lee

May 23rd, 2008 at 1:33 pm


We do something similar. (Usually replace the milk and the water with some sort of unsweetened fruit juice.)

It comes out nice and green which is often a huge selling point for pre-school boys!

5 | andrea

May 23rd, 2008 at 3:17 pm


My experiment worked! I made another batch and fed it to the kinder. I added a bit of Activia pear yogurt in this time, and guess what, they totally ate it. Yah!

6 | andrea

May 25th, 2008 at 12:44 pm


Or, a more precise recipe. I tried this one again with the girls and it worked. The spinach went totally undetected.

1 cup mixed unsweetened frozen berries
1.5 cups fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup one percent milk
1/4 cup Activia brand pear yogurt
1 tbsp ground flax seeds

Combine and blend. Woo hoo!

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