You Say Smoothie, We Say Soosmie

You Say Smoothie, We Say Soosmie

There are some things you can count on in our house.  There will always be:

1. French Roast coffee, freshly ground and brewed, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.
2. Sunday Morning Pancakes.
3. Daily Soosmies

Soosmies?  You probably call them Smoothies, but in our house, they’re Soosmies.  We started making our smoothies about six years ago, way back when we were living in Southern California, and the hubby was heavy into his cycling and our daughter was still a toddler.  It became an easy way for him to refuel after riding from our house in Redondo Beach way up into the hills of Malibu and back again.  For my daughter, it was a yummy way to get some extra calcium and fruit.

Years later, after my son was born, we were still making smoothies.  It turned out that he really disliked cows milk, rice milk, almond milk, any milk.  But he looooved smoothies.  So of course, we went with it.  Smoothies every day!  He was the one that dubbed them “Soosmies,” because that was how he pronounced it when he was little.  The name stuck!

Our daily Soosmies evolved into a way for all of us to load up on extra calcium and fruit.  It’s become our ritual, and we have afternoon Soosmies, usually after a long school day or after coming back from a workout.  When there are days that happen to slip by and we don’t get our daily fix (like if we’re on vacation), we go into Soosmie withdrawal.

You already know that we love Wallaby Yogurt here at our house.  Because of our Soosmie habit, I buy 5-6 of the 27 oz yogurts every week.  I know, it’s a lot!  Soosmies are also a great way to use up any extra fruit (I always freeze any ripe, leftover fruit), and it’s always fun to experiment with different combinations.  The high yogurt content in our Soosmies makes them exceptionally thick and creamy.

Here’s how I make a standard Banana Berry Soosmie.  It’s really versatile, so have fun experimenting with your favorite fruits!

Banana Berry Yogurt Soomies (Smoothies)

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups soy milk*
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt**
3-4 ripe bananas (cut in 1 in chunks)
1 cup frozen strawberries (cut in 1 in chunks)
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
{Or substitute any of your favorite frozen fruit.  We also love peaches, mangoes, blueberries, blackberries, and pineapple!}

Instructions

Place ingredients in your blender in the order listed.  Blitz away and serve!

Comments

    • Liren

      Kids and smoothies go together like peanut butter and jelly! Whenever we have little friends over, they all love these smoothies :)

  1. Tangled Noodle

    I could develop a Soosmie habit, too! Come to think of it, we bought a new blender weeks ago to replace a broken one and we’ve yet to inaugurate it. Perfect timing! I love Wallaby as well – their NF Vanilla is my favorite.

    Reply
    • Liren

      A new blender? Well, this is the perfect thing to break it in! And I couldn’t agree more with you on the Non Fat Vanilla. That’s my husband’s favorite. If they sold it in 5 gallon containers, we’d get it!

  2. Stephanie G.

    I don’t have a blender so I use my immersion blender and it works just as well. Some plain yogurt, fresh strawberries, fresh bananas, a little orange juice and a bit of honey and we’re set! It’s the only way I can get Skyler to eat strawberries anymore because she thinks they’re too sour.

    Reply
    • Liren

      Hi Stephanie! Yeah, this is so perfect for immersion blenders. I used mine all the time when I between blenders once. I can’t get Big C to eat bananas but she’ll happily have them in her smoothies. Funny how these kids are.

  3. Holly

    I love smoothies too! My favorite last summer was chocolate soymilk, vanilla yogurt, banana and a scoop of peanut butter. It covers all the bases: fruit, calcium and protein. :)

    By the way, your smoothie picture is perfect… the quality is really great.

    Reply
    • Liren

      Holly, your choco-soy-van-ana-peanut-butter-smoothie sounds soooo good. I’m definitely going to try that! And thanks — glad you like the photo!!

    • kitchenworthy

      Hi Denise, I can’t tell you how flattered and surprised I am!!! Thank you again for thinking of me, I really am very touched!

  4. Stella

    That’s so cute that he called them ‘soosmies’. I want one now-that photo is so appetizing!

    Reply
    • kitchenworthy

      Kids are so cute — we end up talking “their” language a lot!

  5. Cristina @ TeenieCakes

    Yummer! That’s a beautiful image of the soosmie with that strawberry. I’m going to be thinking of one all day now. I’ll have to check out that Wallaby Organic Vanilla Bean Yogurt.

    Have a great weekend! =)

    Reply
    • Liren

      Thank you, Cristina! Hope you were able to check out the Wallaby yogurt — it adds so much creaminess to the soosmies.

    • Liren

      Hi Sasha, I’m so glad you stopped by and are enjoying the blog!!

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