Be My Valentine Smoothie | FPIES + Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipe

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy, when skies are grey.  <— That song would make me cry tears up until just last year.  It’s the song my mother would sing to me every night before she would put me to bed.  I never thought I would be able to smile while singing it again until I had Sweet Baby.  She is in every word my saving grace.  My 2014 New Year’s Resolution is to plow through FPIES trials and create more fun and delicious recipes for her to enjoy.

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In the past week we’ve come up with some fun smoothie recipes, a biscuit recipe, and even a brownie recipe during the Christmas holiday.  I feel so blessed to have these sweet moments and recipes to enjoy with her.  The best part is that she’s doing it all with me right by my side.  She truly loves to be in the kitchen, just like her mommy!

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Chris will always be my Valentine, but I’m so happy to have Sweet Baby as my little Valentine too!  While I can’t give her a huge box of chocolates or even a store-bought candy bar, I can most definitely give her love, hugs, kisses, and our very own sweet treats that we make together.  Bonus.. this recipe has NO food coloring or harmful chemical ingredients that go into those Valentine’s Day treats she’s “missing out” on.  I don’t think she’s missing out, do you? ;-)

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Be My Valentine Smoothie | FPIES + Kid Friendly Valentine's Day Recipe
  • 6 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Cup Whole Milk Yogurt
  • 2 Minneola Oranges, peeled
  • * 1 Big Hug and a Kiss
  1. In a blender blend the strawberries, banana, yogurt, and oranges. Blend until smooth and serve in a fun cup with a straw. Give this smoothie to your Valentine and while they enjoy hug them really tight and seal it all with a kiss!


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Family, Food, and Photography are Courtney's passions and you'll see all of that on this blog.She married Chris in summer of 2008 and they had Sweet Baby summer of 2012.Sweet Baby has a rare food allergy called FPIES, which Courtney discusses frequently.She also loves to do car reviews, so check those out too!
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29 Responses to “Be My Valentine Smoothie | FPIES + Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipe”

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    Tammy — January 6, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    I’m am so glad you are finding new recipes that she can enjoy with no problems.

    I have a question about the FPIES though. Are the safe foods different for every child? Or is it a list of foods that generally most FPIES kids can eat?


    • Courtney replied: — January 6th, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

      Great question, Tammy! :-)

      FPIES is unique for each and every child. Sweet Baby can’t have oats, chicken, or soy as far as we know and we’re still trialing more foods! We’ve noticed she has the most common triggers, but in short no child is the same – some kids don’t even have safe foods while some only have one trigger. It’s really not a fair allergy at all and there’s no testing or treatment which makes it even more “fun”.


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    Donna — January 6, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

    No, your daughter isn’t missing out at. all. In fact, I’d say she has much more than most little girls. What a lucky little girl (and mommy)! :)


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    Penelope (NYC Blogger) — January 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    Oh, she is the sweetest Valentine ever! And I love that there is so much that is good that she can have too.


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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — January 7, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    So glad you can give her a fun treat that’s gentle on her system. She’s a doll!


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    LyndaS — January 7, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    That is a very nutritious smoothie. She is not missing out on anything. It is probably the rest of us with our eat-anything diet that is missing out.


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    Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews — January 7, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

    Sounds like our kind of smoothie! I use to sing you are my sunshine to my oldest all the time. :)


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    Nichol — January 7, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

    So glad she can have a delicious and healthy smoothie for Valentine’s Day and it is the perfect color!


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    Robin Gagnon — January 7, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    I would totally have one of Sweet Baby’s smoothies. It looks super yummy. I am so glad she is getting some variety now.


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    Mickey — January 7, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

    That smoothie looks awesome! Thanks for the info and recipe. :)


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    Marcie W. — January 8, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    This smoothie is just as pretty as it is tasty. It’s so wonderful that you’re finding comfort and strength in being a mommy.


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    Lolo — January 9, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    I want to have that smoothie for breakfast. Sounds great!


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    Kelsey Apley — January 9, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    Aw what a fun treat for her, sounds great! I love it being Valentine’s Day Inspired!!


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    Mellisa — January 9, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

    My kids asked me to make them a smoothie last week but I didn’t have a good kid friendly one. Thanks for sharing.


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    MySkinDesign — January 10, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    Thanks for sharing this information!!!!


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    HilLesha — January 10, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    That sounds amazing! My children would love something like this.


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    Colleen — January 10, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    1. I absolute love that song and sing it to my daughter all the time.
    2. You are a great mom working on recipes for your daughter to enjoy
    3. Love the name of your delicious sounding smoothie!


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    Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins — January 10, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    Awww, I’m glad that you’re finding food she can enjoy! And, this looks amazing BTW.


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    Stefanie — January 10, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    Reminds me of Orange Julius!


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    Leilani — January 11, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    So glad your adorable lil girl can enjoy a delicious treat like this!


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    Julie — January 11, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    This sounds like the perfect breakfast smoothie – I could drink one every day!


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    Shell Feis — January 11, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    This sounds delicious! My son doesn’t have FPIES but this sounds so yummy & healthy for anyone!


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    Tiff @ Babes and Kids — January 11, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

    She is just too darn cute. The smoothie looks very tasty too!


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    Kim @ What's That Smell? — January 11, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    She is too cute!

    This recipe sounds awesome, my kids LOVE smoothies.


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    Kathleen — January 11, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Strawberry banana is my favorite smoothie combo. Looks delicious!


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    Vanessa: thequeenofswag — January 12, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

    She’s so adorable in the snow. I love her pink jacket and that’s a great smoothie.


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    Angela S — January 13, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    I love that you made something to share with your sweet baby. She is adorable!


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    kristin — February 10, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    She’s the cutest, this smoothie sounds delicious!


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    Charlotte — October 13, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    This smoothie looks amazing. Will definitely be trying it!


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