I like to save time. Doesn’t every Mom? With a focus on healthy this year, I started making smoothie freezer packets for kids. Perhaps it’s also because I bought a Vitamix and am determined to have my family eat whole, healthy foods. You can reuse the ziplock bags and keep a stash of smoothie mixes in the freezer. Keep coconut water or almond milk on hand and add 1/2 cup to your smoothie packet. Hint: Using dark berries allows you to camouflage kale or spinach without the kids thinking there is anything green in their smoothie.
Green Smoothie For Kids (aka Hulk Juice)
1 yoghurt (you can also freeze the yoghurt in muffin tins and buy the large tubs)
1 stalk celery
1 cut up apple
1 handful spinach or kale
Berry Smoothie for Kids
1/2 cup each blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
1 peeled banana
Chocolate Banana Smoothie for Kids
2 peeled bananas
1/2 square bakers dark chocolate (to freeze) or 1T cocoa powder to add later
Mix with 8 oz. almond or soy milk and 1T honey.
Peach Flax Smoothie for Kids
1 frozen banana
3 cut peaches
1T flax meal
Mix with 8 oz. almond or soy milk.