Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

School day smoothies recipe

If your kids are into smoothies, there’s no reason why they can’t enjoy one at school. Simply freeze them ahead of time, and they’ll be cold and ready to drink by lunchtime.

Serving Size:

Makes 400ml

Category:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup (130g) natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice

Method:

Step 1. Place berries and banana in the jug of a blender.

Step 2. Add yoghurt and juice.

Step 3. Blend until smooth.

Step 4. Fill silicone popsicle moulds. Seal well. Place in freezer and leave overnight.

School day smoothies
Notes

  • These are delicious eaten frozen. Packed in a school lunch box, they will melt and be drinkable by lunchtime.
  • Use whatever combination of fresh fruit, yoghurt and juice/milk you prefer. You could even try freezing a Green smoothie .
  • Obviously, adjust quantities depending on the size of your receptacles. You could use plastic bottles or jars - as long as you can seal them tightly with a lid.
  • You could use this Brainy breakfast smoothie recipe for a morning boost yourself or make double for you and the kids.
  • If you have a child that is resistant to fruit flavours then try this Banana smoothie with Milo. That chocolatey goodness will hide the banana flavour.
  • In summer you can try this Blackberry and peach smoothie or even use tinned peaches in the off season.
  • You can't go past the tried and true Banana smoothie. It's a winner for kids all year round.
  • If you are trying to get more green veggies in then you can try this Kid-friendly green smoothie and call it Ninja Turtle juice.
  • If making smoothies every morning is a bit of a pain that has you pulling lots of ingredients out of the pantry and fridge then you could try these delicious Smoothie freezer packs. They make morning smoothie making a breeze.
  • With strawberries in plentiful supply in summer you will love boosting your daily shake with that superfood quinoa in this Strawberry quinoa smoothie.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.