With these kids being home ALL THE TIME, we’re finding it hard to come up with lunch options! Here’s a change, but still nutritious and delicious–smoothies! We love whipping up a nutritious smoothie for hot summer days.
Here are some of our favorites:
Peanut Butter Banana
Peanut butter, bananas and honey? Yes, please!
2 bananas, broken into chunks
2 cups milk
½ cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
2 cups ice cubes
This one’s good for breakfast, too!
1 cup soy milk
½ cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
14 frozen strawberries
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 ½ teaspoons white sugar (optional)
Fruit and Yogurt
This recipe is delicious! You may substitute the strawberries for any other berries or fruit.
½ cup yogurt
1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
¼ cup pineapple juice
1 cup strawberries
1 teaspoon orange juice
1 teaspoon milk
This one’s packed with Vitamin C.
Makes 2 small toddler servings:
2 small peeled tangelos or another type such as mandarins OR 1 large orange
1/2 cup mango (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh)
1 teaspoon coconut oil (I use virgin or unrefined)
1 heaping spoonful of whole milk vanilla yogurt (or plain would work or any other kind you have)
Dash of ground turmeric
Add a little bit of filtered water if it’s too thick, starting with a tablespoon at a time.
Razzy Blue Smoothie
This naturally sweet and creamy, frosty cold smoothie packs a lot of flavor and a nutritious punch.
16 whole almonds
¼ cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup raspberry yogurt
¼ cup Concord grape juice
1 cup 1% buttermilk
Here are some add-ons to increase the health factor. The kids won’t even know it’s in there!
- Chia Seeds
- Nuts or Nut Butter
- Almond Milk