Quench Their Thirst Without Colas
Fruit smoothies are an easy and fun way of making sure your child gets their daily serving of fruit in a drink that's delicious enough to make them forget about soda. You can combine any type of fruit your child loves and even sneak in a sweet veggie like carrots, which the fruit flavors can mask.
We love this super simple recipe for flavor-packed Lemon Blueberry smoothies, adapted from kidscooking.about.com.
What you'll need:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon of frozen sugar-free lemonade concentrate
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
To make this bright blue smoothie creation, combine the blueberries and pineapple chunks in your blender, then add the soy milk followed by the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.
If you are serving your fruit smoothie to small children, check your puree to ensure there aren't any fruit chunks large enough to pose a choking hazard prior to serving.