Friday, April 26, 2013

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie: Ezra joins the team at I Heart Kale!

Is anyone still reading?  If so, are you wondering where we've been for the last three years? 

Sorry to throw you under the bus, Ezra, but we blame our blog silence on the arrival of a certain family member who blah blah didn't have the motor skills for making Indian food from scratch.  Today, at two and a half, he finally stepped up and made his own afternoon snack for the first time, so we're ready to get back into blogging and start sharing Ezra's kitchen adventures.  To introduce our newest sous chef, here's what we got up to in the kitchen this afternoon:

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie  
with Ezra and Phoebe

1 banana
4 strawberries
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast

Ezra helped to peel the banana, then we held a butter knife together and chopped the banana and strawberries.  I thought the knife work would be difficult, but he's been watching us cook long enough that I only needed to steady the knife while he did the rest of the work.  He put the chopped fruit into our Magic Bullet mini-blender. 

I measured out some milk, which he poured into the blender... and on the table... and himself... and the floor.  Then he got out a rag and mopped up the spill.  He sprinkled some nutritional yeast into the blender and scooped in yogurt with a big spoon.

We screwed on the blender base together and I did the pureeing. 

It took about five times as long to make our smoothie as a team, but we're laying the groundwork for Ezra to whip up four-course tasting menus for us in our old age!


Juliana said...

Good timing, my 20 month old loves to cook with me, I need some more recipes! We have a ninja blender, he is a master button presser!;-)

dawn said...

Your back!

tesstruhartz said...

Wondered sf you were hit by a bus or something and here you are again al safe and sound.:-)

Molly said...

I, for one, am thrilled to see you guys have returned, and, even more so, that Ezra is pulling his weight in Kitchen Kale. Welcome back!

manoverbored said...

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Caryliz said...

Yay for Ezra! I firmly believe in letting your wee ones cook alongside you (as long as you can stomach the fact that the process will take twice as long and the resulting mess will be twice as large!!!) Looking forward to more great stuff from you all. :-)