This is not a story entirely about yumminess. I just wanted to warn you up-front. If you don't like nasty visuals with your food, read no further.
I love smoothies. Dump some frozen fruit in the blender, add juice or milk, maybe a little sugar, and you've got yourself a fruity delight with a straw. I've enjoyed the health factor for my kids, as well, since fresh fruit can be so expensive.
However, it's not so fun anymore.
A while ago I made the kids a berry smoothie, with blueberries and such, instead of the normal strawberry, pineapple, cantaloupe concoction (the variety bag from Sam's Club). I was excited, but they didn't share my enthusiasm. They all just stared at it. The dark color and berry seeds threw them off, I guess.
Andy was particularly put off by its appearance. He says, and this is where I apologize, "Uh, mom, I am not drinking purple diarrhea. Sorry. I don't believe that is healthy."
He then proceeds to call Jake down from upstairs by yelling..."Hey Jake! Come drink your diarrhea!"
Gross. I know. This is what I live with.
They all thought it was funny, laughed a bit, said it over and over, and drank the smoothies. I just about puked watching them. So I have a big bag of berries in my freezer. I can't do it. I just can't do it again.
I'm sticking with the tropical blend. They've ruined the berry theme.