Summer will be here before you know it, so cooling off with a refreshing smoothie will surely hit the spot. Kids love to drink a sweet and thick smoothie since the consistency and chill-factor is just like that of an indulgent milkshake.
But you can make summer smoothies that are far healthier for your kids than milkshakes are, and they won’t miss all the extra fat and calories since these smoothie recipes are extraordinarily delicious.
Kids will run in from playing outside for a cool sip and you’ll love the fact that they are so easy to make. Kids will get some much-needed servings of fruits and veggies with every glass and you won’t even have to force them to eat healthfully! Let’s get started with a few simple smoothie recipes that will tickle everyone’s taste buds! Each recipe makes 2 servings.
Peaches ‘n Crème
Pour one 16 oz. can of diced peaches into a blender with the juice included. Add ½ cup low-fat milk and an 8 oz. container plain or vanilla yogurt. Add one ripe banana for added natural sweetness and blend until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with a peach wedge. Smooth and delicious with a peachy-great taste. Serve with graham crackers or Nilla wafers to create a peach pie combination!
Berry Blast Off
Toss ½ cup blueberries, 1 cup chopped strawberries, and 1 cup raspberries into a blender. Add one ripe banana, ¾ cup orange or apple juice, and ¼ cup fat-free half and half. Scoop in 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt and 2 tablespoons sugar-free strawberry jam. Blend until smooth and serve. Toss a few blueberries on top of the smoothie for an added kick. These taste great frozen too, so if you have ice pop molds, pour the mixture into the molds and set overnight. Cool and tasty!
Scoop the flesh of 2 ripe avocados into a blender. Add 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk and 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Scoop in 1 cup low-fat chocolate frozen yogurt and 1 ripe banana. Toss in 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth and frothy. The avocado adds healthy richness and a uniquely thick consistency, but all the kids will taste is the chocolate goodness. Bottoms up!
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By: Melissa A. Kay