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Easy Fruit Smoothies
Are your kids hungry when they get home from school? Are they raiding the fridge even before you can ask them how school has been? Are you always looking for a quick and easy snack that is somewhat nutritious? Here is a quick and easy snack that they will love.
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/4 cup milk
- Place frozen bananas, fruit, milk, and yogurt in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour in glasses and enjoy!
- Makes 2 servings.
I always (and I mean always) have bananas in the house, but we do not always have ice (crazy, I know!!!). My kids love smoothies, but I can't tell you how often they have wanted a smoothie, but I don't have the ice to make it. So, one day I threw a frozen banana in the blender, without ice, and mixed it all up. It worked great. The smoothie was exactly the same as if I had used ice. The kids were thrilled.
So now, I just keep a bunch of bananas ( as well as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc...) in the freezer. Whenever they want a smoothie, I can do it, whether or not we have ice.
My kids also prefer the frozen fruit version. Sometimes they say that the ice makes it runnier. The fruit keeps it a little thicker. You can increase the milk if you want it thinner. My kids like them thicker, especially when they can use a spoon. They think of it as an "ice cream" treat versus a healthier alternative to cookies.
I have also found that using frozen Go-Gurts does well in a pinch as well. Just squeeze the frozen product out into your blender and it works just as well as ice.
This is not a profound recipe, just a quick shortcut in a pinch.