How about making smoothies for your kids lunches? We make them all the time but I never have put them in my kids lunches. I figured why couldn’t I put them in their drink containers. So today I am putting smoothies in their lunchboxes. Hopefully it goes over like a trip to Disney World. If not I will let you know tomorrow.
There are all different ways to make a smoothie. You really can’t mess it up. We use yogurt and milk. You could use only frozen fruit with soy or cows milk and skip the yogurt. My kids call this a mooothie. Below is the recipe I came up with for lunch smoothies.
- 1 whole banana peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 cup whole milk yogurt plain or flavored both work
- 1 cup milk oat, soy, almond all work
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Place all ingredients in blender, with a cup of ice and blend until smooth.
You can substitute any fruit. Blueberries, raspberries, banana only, pineapple. You really can’t mess it up.
Note:the lemon juice is only to help with any browning that may occur as the smoothie sits in your child’s lunch. I also give my kids apple slices a little squirt of lemon juice in their baggie to keep them from getting brown, because then my picky kiddos won’t eat them. Because OH MY they are brown!
Heck you may just want to give these to your kids for breakfast and skip the lunch thing.
Happy lunch making!
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