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Smoothie Freezer Packets for Kids

EAT, snacks By January 1, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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
1/2 avocado

Berry Smoothie for Kids

1/2 cup each blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
1 peeled banana
1/2 apple
yoghurt

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
1 Yoghurt
3 cut peaches
1T flax meal

Mix with 8 oz. almond or soy milk.

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Tropical Peach Breeze Smoothie

EAT, snacks By April 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Tropical Peach Breeze SmoothieAfter a fruit-filled tropical March break, the family is completely hooked on two things: peaches and coconut water!  Getting back into the school routine wasn’t easy, but breakfast is proving to be less stressful (and more healthful) than it was prior to the vacay. With a chill still in the Canadian air, I had resigned myself to using expensive, imported fruit.  But then I was given a revelation: canned peaches are amazing!  Their nutritional value is not only on par with fresh peaches, but they actually have 1.5 times more antioxidants and their Vitamin C levels are 3.5 times higher than fresh.  California Cling Peaches are canned within 24 hours of delivery to the cannery, which ensures that the peaches maintain superior taste and nutritional value.  The way to find them is to look at the various peaches in the stores to make sure they say Made in the USA – those are the California Cling Peaches.  With this new information, I found a recipe that has quickly become a stable in the house (and at the office!).

Tropical Peach Breeze Smoothie

1 can 14 oz / 398 mL California cling peaches (slices)
½ cup coconut water or plain or vanilla almond milk
½ cup Greek vanilla, honey or peach yogurt, preferably 0%
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp ginger
tsp nutmeg
Honey or agave syrup (optional)

Prep: 5 min Total time: 5 min

Directions

Drain peaches reserving 2 tbsp (30 mL) juice. Place peaches, reserved peach juice, coconut water or almond milk, yogurt, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg in a blender. Blend until smooth. If you wish sweeten with honey or agave syrup.

Makes about 2 cups (500 mL) for 2 smoothies.

The information and recipes were generously sponsored by California Cling Peaches.  As always, our opinions are our own.

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