Your children may take a while to get used to veggie juices, but fruit smoothie recipes for kids are always a winner! And, yes, you will enjoy them too! They may even be good as a weight loss snack, as they often don't pack too many calories. How about a healthy strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe to start off with?
Pineapple juice benefits are plentiful and your family will still get most of the benefits if you simply blend some fresh pineapple into fruit smoothie recipes for kids.
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The tangy taste of pineapple adds a wonderful flavor to smoothies. If you learn how to pick a pineapple that is ripe, you will also get a sweet-tasting smoothie. Cutting a pineapple ahead of time and storing the slices in an airtight container in the fridge will save time when making the smoothie. Canned pineapple often comes with added sugar or preservatives, so using it may not be such a good idea if your focus is on healthy nutrition.
Healthy Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe For Kids
1/2 cup ice cream
1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 fresh or frozen banana
1/2 cup milk
One to two drops of vanilla essence
For a healthier alternative, you can replace the ice cream with yogurt and add a teaspoon or two of honey for sweetness.
1. Add a drop or two of vanilla essence to the milk
2. Pour the milk into the blender. Add the banana and blend
3. Add the ice cream and blend again for a few seconds
4. Add the pineapple cubes and strawberries and blend for roughly 30 seconds on a low speed setting
Enjoy! And here I share some pineapple juice recipes. (If you are not receiving my free e-mail tips yet, please join my circle of juicing friends. You will also receive 3 totally free e-books when you add your name.
Remember, it may even be possible to sneak in a small amount of frozen veggies into the above recipe if your kids are not looking! They probably won't even notice the difference. Now that would turn your blender into a tool for creating super-healthy fruit smoothie recipes for kids!
From the juicing for health desk of Rika Susan.