How to : A Quick and Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipe that Kids Can Make

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How to : A Quick and Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipe that Kids Can Make
Throw fruit into a blender for a quick kids meal or snack. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Smoothies are nutritious meals or snacks that you can drink. Blend together fruit and yoghurt for a quick and easy fruit smoothie recipes that kids can make all by themselves. Everyone should have at least five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, and smoothies fit right into that plan. Kids can easily combine everything they like into a blender and serve themselves. Smoothies are ideal for school breakfasts or after school snacks. Fruit and yoghurt increase their daily fibre and calcium intake.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 banana
  • Blender
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • Glass

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pour yoghurt and a peeled banana into the carafe of a blender. The yoghurt adds calcium to the smoothie. The banana lends vitamins and thickens the smoothie.

  2. 2

    Add frozen strawberries to the carafe. Frozen strawberries keep well or you can substitute your favourite fresh seasonal fruit or frozen fruit.

  3. 3

    Add ground flaxseed to the carafe. According to Web MD, flaxseed has omega-3 essential fatty acids and fibre. It can be added to baked goods and smoothies for a boost of nutrition.

  4. 4

    Turn the blender on and blend until everything is well mixed.

  5. 5

    Pour the smoothie into a tall glass.

Tips and warnings

  • Experiment with different fruit and nuts. Peanut butter and almonds can be added.
  • Soy milk, coconut milk or cow's milk can be added to a quick and easy smoothie recipe.
  • Ice can be added if you want a thicker, colder smoothie.
  • Keep different types of frozen fruit in the freezer for smoothies.
  • A hand blender is another way to mix smoothies.
  • Young children will need supervision when using a blender.

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