Contributed By Marissa Bognanno, Author of The Boot Blog
I’m really good at being healthy from January until May; pre-winter and summer are my habitual indulging periods. (Because how can one resist hot dogs? Barbecues! Ice cream!) It’s hard to get Manu to follow suit on my health quest, but I figured out that if I don’t tell him something is good for him, he’s way more inclined to eat and like it. Take this smoothie, for instance. Had I approached him with this: “Manu this smoothie is so good for you! Pears are rich in fiber and sunflower seeds are a huge source of protein!” He would have likely replied, “Ew.” (His new favorite American word.) Instead, I said, “Mmm, try this blended drink thing I made.” Sold.
Pear and Sunflower Smoothie
(makes about 1 1/2 cups)
1 small container greek yogurt
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Peel and chop the pear. Blend with the other ingredients. You can add a little milk of your choice if you like a thinner consistency.