Smoothies: Nutritious Snack for Kids that They Actually Like!

When it comes to getting kids to eat healthfully, it’s not always easy.  Dot and I got to experimenting a while back and ended up making some awesome soothies.  She likes them so much that we went through quite an experience one night when she kept asking for “foovies,” and we had no idea what she was saying.  Now the whole family calls them foovies, and we have them all the time.

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There are tons of ways to make smoothies, but we like our version, and it’s even pretty healthy:

  • 3/4 cup yogurt (we like fruit or vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup frozen berries or fruit
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 banana

I just recently tried freezing some of the smoothies in these popsicle molds I got from Tupperware, and they are a HUGE hit.

Smoothie popsicles are awesome!

Smoothie popsicles are awesome!

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    Lorna Doone Brewer

    @Ayrian – I once made one with carrot juice instead of OJ and plain yogurt instead of fruit or vanilla…it was not so good. I think using carrot juice instead of OJ would be awesome, though, if I hadn’t made the other substitution, as well. I want to hear more about how you make the banana-peanut butter-strawberry-milk smoothie!

  2. Ayrian

    I love to make smoothies with my little guy. I have even gone as far as throwing in some veggies like: spinach or kale, and he gobbles it up! I have also used carrot juice as the liquid and one of our favorites is Banana Peanut butter, Strawberries with Milk.
    They are so nutritious and delicious!

  3. kate @ the wooden spoon

    We make these using a similar recipe, but with milk instead of OJ. We never measure and use what we happen to have around, so it’s always something a bit different! Sometimes we use strawberries, a banana, plain yogurt, and honey – that’s my favorite. I haven’t tried making them into popsicles yet, though. We don’t have molds, but I suppose a regular popsicle stick in a plastic cup would do the trick!

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