I’ve gotta be honest: we’re not huge into Smoothies. I know, I know. It’s just that we prefer to eat our food as is – rather than blended up in a pureed form. ha! Are we weird? Maybe so. Anyway, we DID give these Kid-Friendly Fruit Smoothies a try, and my kids were big fans!
The ingredients list is simple:
1 cup of orange juice
3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 bag of Dole’s frozen mixed fruit (Don’t thaw!) – We’ve found these at Sam’s Club!
We got started by tossing everything inside the blender, and when my kids saw the finished product, they yelled, “It looks like icecream!” Mom mission accomplished – ha!
For each kiddo, I poured part of the smoothie into a wide-mouth canning jar (Around here, we use those cuties as drinking glasses!) and plopped a giant straw down in the cup!
I found these straws at a kitchen store in Pigeon Forge, TN. (Similar ones can be found here.) They’re specifically designed for smoothies, milkshakes (Yay!), etc. but they’ve been perfect – just in general – for my kids. (We’ve also used them for a variety of school activities, but I’ll save those ideas for another post.)
Anyway, back to the smoothie: My kids sipped and sipped and sipped – no one coming up for air until theirs was all gone.
You may have fancier smoothies you enjoy – or healthier version you prefer – but these were a big hit around here…with us non-smoothie people.