Post by Christina of Christina Williams Blog
My favorite party of Halloween is the candy! By the time Halloween actually gets here, I feel like we’ve been celebrating all month. Neighborhood parties, school celebrations, family festivities, Boo-ing our friends, trick-or-treating and of course, we have a Halloween birthday in our family… so there’s cake, too. Despite my high junk food tolerance, by Halloween night I always feel a little gross because of all the sweets. This year I devised a plan to sneak a little more real food into our diets this Halloween.
This Spooky Halloween Smoothie Bar is super quick to throw together, and I had most of the ingredients handy. I printed up some simple labels that could work for just about any smoothie ingredient, and attached them to the different containers. The kids came through and chose their own yucky ingredients, we blended them up and stuck a few wiggle eyes on some paper cups, and had a spooky, healthy snack.
Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, Spooky Smoothies would be a great breakfast before all the festivities begin. I love lots of spinach blended with frozen pineapple chunks and pineapple juice – bonus: It looks green and icky, but the pineapple totally overshadows the spinach flavor and my kids don’t have a clue they’re drinking spinach!
You can download the ingredient labels here.
Now visit my blog to see a more daring take on the smoothie bar for the bigger kids + adults. Happy Halloween!
Christina Williams is a blogger and graphic designer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s a night owl and a bookworm, as well as a mother to three children ranging in age from two to eight. She shares her latest DIY and design projects along with her adventures in parenting on her self-named blog, Christina Williams.