Have you ever tried to prepare a meal with your children, only to find that the chopping, peeling, and dicing creates a huge mess? Or are you having trouble finding a healthy snack that your kids actually enjoy eating? We have the solution to both of these problems: a simple smoothie.
Getting your children the nutrients and vitamins they need on a regular basis can be tough — although fruits and vegetables are quite tasty, they’re not as appealing as chips or candy.
Some produce needs to be chopped or diced before it can be used in a smoothie, making it difficult to get your children involved. But foods like bananas, berries, and spinach require relatively no prep — they’re perfect candidates for your next family-friendly batch of smoothies.
Add a spoonful of honey or a splash of almond milk to a combination of fruit and you have an easy smoothie the kids will love.
Looking to get inspired? Here’s a roundup of smoothie recipes that kids can help prepare and enjoy.
Almond and Blueberry Smoothie
Throw in a handful of almonds, toss in some blueberries, and pour a few cups of milk. It’s as easy as one, two, three! Thanks to the almond milk and almond butter, this smoothie will give children their daily dose of protein and sate their sweet tooth.
Banana Cream Smoothie
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This sweet, creamy smoothie is rich in vitamin B and super simple to make. Instead of chopping the banana, let your child break it into little pieces. That’s what’s so great about this fruit — it’s easy to prep, full of nutrients, and delicious.