When my son, Adam, was a toddler, I had a hard time getting him to eat well. He was so picky! Fruits were something I definitely could not get him to eat. That is when I started to make smoothies on a regular basis. He loved them, and I loved that he was getting the nutrition from the fruit and protein from the yogurt.
Smoothies make a great breakfast, snack, or even lunch- which is when we usually enjoy them. Paired with something salty like cheese, or something with peanut butter, it makes a nice lunch.
Of course there are limitless varieties of smoothies. This one is pretty basic with fruit and yogurt, but it’s one that we like the best.
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt (I use Dannon Natural since it does not have a lot of extra ingredients)
- 2 whole bananas, peeled
- 1 1/2- 2 cups frozen tropical fruit (a frozen tropical blend of: strawberries, pineapple, and mango chunks) or frozen peaches
- 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
- 1/2 cup milk
Place the ingredients in the blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth. Add more juice or milk if needed.
Makes 4- 5, 1-cup servings