Blending fruits and veggies into smoothies and serving them in smoothie cups is one of the best ways to encourage your infant, toddler, and older children to get more vitamins. You may enhance the likelihood that your children will drink the smoothie, love it and ask for more.
On a great day, smoothies can provide you with 5 to 10 minutes of extra time of peace so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a hot shower. Brightberry's new kids smoothie cups come with a secure lid and stopper straw to help prevent the mess.
You can use these healthy smoothie cup recipe ideas for healthy snack times and breakfast. The portions are large enough for two kids or a mama and bub smoothie.
Healthy Strawberry and yogurt smoothie
1/4 cup fresh strawberries (you can use frozen ones as well)
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup of full-fat yogurt
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in smoothie cups with straw.
Avocado, spinach, and fruit smoothie
1 cup frozen mango and banana chunks
1 cup spinach leaves
¼ cup milk of choice
½ cup yogurt
Combine everything except the frozen fruits and blend until smooth. Add the frozen banana and mango and pulse until well blended. Serve it in your baby's favourite smoothie cup.
Tip: When adding veggies to the smoothie, the key to ensuring a good flavour and texture is to pick a few ingredients each time rather than adding many things to one smoothie.
Delicious orange smoothie
½ cup frozen berry mix
½ cup of fresh orange or orange juice
½ cup yogurt
1 cup of cold milk of choice
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Combine yogurt, orange, berry mix, and vanilla extract and add milk into the blender. Blend until smooth. You can add water or more milk to reach your desired thickness. Serve in colourful silicone cups with straws.
½ coconut juice
¼ cup pineapple
¼ cup mango chunks
¼ cup grape juice
1 cup yogurt
¼ cup milk
Combine ingredients all together and blend until smooth.
Tip: For older kids, use a Brightberry silicone smoothie cup without the lid as an open cup and decorate it with sliced mangoes and pineapples.
Apple smoothie with a twist
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 apple: peeled, cored and sliced
1 small banana
Raw, fresh, or frozen sliced zucchini
½ tsp honey
1/2 cup ice cubes
Mix the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Seve in a cup with silicone straws.
Cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
½ cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
Optional veggies. ½ cup squash or cauliflower florets
1tsp ground flaxseed
An optional sweetener like honey
Tip all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a silicone smoothie cup to make smoothie times yummy!
Kale peanut butter smoothie
1 banana peeled and chopped
A handful of frozen strawberries
20g peanut butter
A handful of kale (you can also use spinach)
1 tsp. rolled oats
Put into a blender and mix well. Pour into a smoothie cup and let your kids enjoy. It doesn't even taste like the greens, more like strawberries and bananas. Yum!