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Making Smoothies #kidsinthekitchen

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Breakfast time this summer has been a bit lazy. We’re all getting out of bed late and no one is in the mood for a heavy meal. While I encourage healthy choices sometimes the entire meal is a bit unbalanced.
This week I wanted to start a couple of days right with a nice balance of sweetness and protein with smoothies.
#kidsinthekitchen making a smoothie

I let the kids choose what ingredients they wanted and Strawberries, Banana, Pineapple seemed to be a hit. With the addition of yogurt, orange juice and a squeeze of lime juice the final flavor and texture were spot on. I could’ve added some protein powder or peanut butter to enhance the nutritional content. Next time!

#kidsinthekitchen making a smoothie

I don’t own a blender so I used my margarita machine. It works great at chopping ice into a nice slushy margarita so why not a smoothie. I dumped almost a whole banana, 1 cup each of frozen strawberries and pineapple, 6oz of yogurt and 1/2 cup of OJ into the pitcher and blended till smooth. This was enough for 2 kid size drinks to go along with their cereal and milk.
#kidsinthekitchen making a smoothie
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Comments

  1. thank you so much for the party Melinda! hope you have a fun weekend 🙂

  2. Perfect breakfast! (Freeze your bananas and you won’t have to use as much ice!)

  3. Katie M says

    Yogurt in smoothies. Genius! I used to always use milk to add something, but I’m sure yogurt has a better texture and flavor for the smoothie. Can’t wait to try this! Perfect for summer and a healthy snack. I’d love to make smoothies in a large quantity and then put then into mason jars in the refrigerator!

  4. Those smoothies look so good! We were playing in the kitchen in the last week or so as well. 🙂

  5. My boys LOVE smoothies and frankly, it’s one of the only ways I am able to “sneak” healthy stuff into their diets. Hey, whatever works, right?

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