Smashing Smoothies : Increase your child´s fruit intake with these fruity recipes
A fantastic way of introducing kids into fruit (and fruit into kids for that matter!) is by making them a smoothie. Any number of fruit can be chosen, and you can tailor it to their tastes and the season. They can be carb free, fat free, gluten free…suitable for every diet!
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Here are three great smoothie recipes to try.
Traffic light Smoothie
- 4 kiwis
- ½ small pineapple
- 1 cup strawberries
Peel the kiwi.
Remove the pineapple skin and core, and roughly chop the flesh.
Process the pineapple in a blender with about 2tbsp of water until smooth., and then tip into a bowl.
Process the kiwi until smooth, and put in a separate bowl.
Blend the strawberries, and pour into 3 tall glass tumblers.
Carefully spoon the kiwi on top.
Finally add the pineapple, aiming for a tri-colour traffic light effect!
- 90g / ½ Cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 30 ml clear honey
- 1 mango
- 100 ml / ½ cup Soya milk
Process the raspberries in the blender until smooth.
Add 1 tbsp water and half the honey to sweeten.
Remove the fruit to a bowl, and clean the processor thoroughly.
Remove the flesh from the mango, and blend.
Add the remaining honey and Soya milk. (Whole milk can be used, but Soya is a healthy and dairy free alternative)
Pour a 1 inch layer of mango into a tumbler. Then the same of raspberries, and alternate until the glass is full.
Using a teaspoon or straw, swirl gently until the two are “rippled”
Custard Cream Float
- 75g custard cream biscuits
- 1 large banana
- 5 ml vanilla extract
- 200ml / 1 cup whole milk
- 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Banana slices / crumbled biscuit for decoration
Crush the custard cream biscuits until finely ground. Put in blender.
Add the banana, broken into chunks, and process until smooth.
Add the vanilla essence, milk and 3 scoops of ice cream and blend again.
Pour into 3 tumblers and add a scoop of ice cream to the top of each one.
Decorate with slices of bananas and crumbled biscuits.
Whichever one you try, you can guarantee that your kids will be back for more!