Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How to Make Kids Friendly Smoothies


Smoothies are easy to put together. Use whatever fruit you have available and add a little milk, some yogurt and some ice cubes. It really is that simple. You can also add extra flavors like sugar or vanilla. We prefer to leave the sugar out the preschoolers not only for health reasons but we want to appreciate the real flavors of the fruits. What I love about smoothies is that they are great for any time of year, and it's a fun way for the children to get their calcium!

 Kids love to cut and wash all the fruits!
Big Blue Fruit Smoothie
Carton of blueberry yogurt
1 cup of milk
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries, strawberries or peaches
½ cup ice cubes
Have the children add all together in blender and blend until smooth.

The Straw-bana Smoothie
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
2 cups orange juice
1 banana, cut in pieces
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
Have the children add all together in blender and blend until smooth.

The Van-anna Smoothie
1 cup yogurt plain, vanilla or flavored
1 banana or other kid favorite fruits
1 cup milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
Have the children add all together in blender and blend until smooth.

What kinds of smoothies do your kids enjoy?

2 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Hey, that sounds pretty good for kids AND adults.

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

True, I forgot to mention a lot of the parents just happen to slip in during smoothie day.
You just gotta have extras!