Whether it’s a lazy dmorning with everyone hanging around, or you’re rushing to get out the door for a trip, these strawberry banana smoothies are a perfect way to make sure your kids start the day with a delicious healthy breakfast. And did you notice the prep time?! There’s no cooking, very little clean up, and ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. Even I, the Mama who doeth not cook on chol hamoed, will make these.
1. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours. You can sub frozen mango, pineapple, blueberries or peaches for strawberries.
Orange juice is considerably lower in sugar (7 grams vs. 24 grams per cup!) than apple or pineapple juice, and if you buy it with pulp, it has added fiber for health. Since fruit sugar and table sugar are processed the same way by the body, drinking too much fruit juice can contribute to unhealthy weight gain in children. If this is a concern, stick to orange juice, or cut the fruit juice in half and add more ice cubes to the smoothie.
If bananas aren’t frozen, you can add a couple ice cubes for an icier smoothie.