Smoothies are easy and fast to make, delicious, and can be taken anywhere, even in a lunchbox.
According to the Saludalia website, smoothies are a practical way to include fruits and vegetables in children’s diets, as they give them the essential nutrients to stimulate their development and strengthen their immune system. The key is to combine the ingredients well and take advantage of their colors, flavors and textures to increase children’s appetites and complement a balanced diet. Here are some ideas to contribute to children’s growth:
- Mango, peach and yogurt: you’ll need 2 mangoes, 300 g of peaches, 200 g of natural yogurt, the juice of one lime and 6 ice cubes. Peel the fruit and remove the pits. Put the pulp in the blender with the lime juice, yogurt and ice. If you prefer, add honey to sweeten.
- Blueberries: place 2 cups of blueberries with 1 cup of yogurt, a half a cup of apple juice and a small amount of honey in the blender and mix.
- Kiwi and apple: you’ll need 6 kiwis, 2 green apples and 250 ml of orange juice. Remove the peel, cut the fruit into pieces and blend with the orange juice until you get a mixture with a smooth consistency.
- Mixed fruits: put slices of banana, a handful of strawberries, half an apple and a small amount of blueberries into the blender. Mix everything together with a tablespoon of whipped cream and 2 cups of skimmed milk powder.