I honestly think that Gabby is one of the only kids in the world who is not super jazzed about consuming smoothies. I mean, huh? What kid wouldn’t love a frosty milkshake-esque blend of fruits and milk/yogurt? Mine, that’s who! It’s not that I think she needs to consume smoothies all the time…. Gabs eats plenty of fruits and veggies, but it would be fun every so often to whip up some yummy combinations for her to have as a cool refreshing treat, that is also great for on the go.
One particular day, after I picked her up from school AND when we actually had plenty of nice fruit in the house, I threw out the idea to make a smoothie as a snack. Gabby was open to the challenge and I let her choose the fruits. Banana, blueberry and pineapple were her picks and that must be a genetic thing because her dad loves this exact combo!
The flavors came together wonderfully and Gabby really enjoyed it too, which was a big win! We hope you will try this fruity, refreshing and easy to make smoothie as well!
½ medium banana (preferably frozen), sliced
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup cubed pineapple
½ cup milk (we used unsweetened almond milk which works great)
optional protein boosts- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt or 1 Tablespoon nut butter (will add about 4-5 grams protein each)
Add milk to blender and then the fruit. Blend on high for at least 1 minute, until a smooth mixture is formed. Pour and serve. Chill if not serving immediately.
Makes 1 smoothie, one serving, or 2 small child/snack size
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories 140 Protein 2 g Carb 33 g Fiber 5 g Sugars 20 g Fat 2g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 90 mg
Serving size: 1/2 smoothie Calories 70 Protein 1 g Carb 17 g Fiber 2.5 g Sugars 10 g Fat 1 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 45 mg