Fruit smoothie is mouthwatering delicious and healthy as well. People who love bananas and strawberries can try making a fruit smoothie with these fruits and get delighted. This fruit smoothie is packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium. The bananas can give smooth texture whereas fresh strawberries can give a sweet flavor. This fruit smoothie is the best drink for individuals on the go. If you want your kid to have essential nutrients from the snacks, you can serve them a fruit smoothie and trail mix in the evening. This snack is rich in proteins that can help your kid to gain energy. Whatever be the snack item you prepare for your kid you have to make sure that it is rich in protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for muscle growth. The preparation time is around 5 minutes only. Even kids can make this recipe on their own without getting help from their parents. Let us see how to make this delicious and healthy smoothie.
- One peeled banana
- Half a cup of sliced strawberries
- Half a cup of low fat yoghurt
- One cup of one percent milk
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- Ice cubes
Procedure to make smoothie
Here is the step by step procedure to make strawberry and banana smoothie.
- First peel one banana and cut strawberries into small pieces to make it easy for blending.
- Add these fruits into the food processor along with half cup of yogurt and one cup of milk. Make sure you have used low fat yogurt and one percent milk to avoid adding more fat and calories to the recipe.
- If you like to give smoothie a flavor, you can add half teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- Finally add some ice cubes into the processor, cover and blend the ingredients to smooth.
- It is ready to serve in glasses.
People who do not have a blender can place the fruit slices in a bowl, smash them up and make a fruit smoothie. Yogurt and milk used in this recipe are rich in protein. This smoothie is the best way to gain energy.
Ingredients needed to make trail mix
- ¾ cup of unsalted roasted peanuts
- 1/3 cup of raisins
- 1¼ cup of whole wheat cereal
- 1 cup of mini pretzels
- 1/3 cup of chocolate chips
Procedure to make trail mix
- Take a large bowl and mix unsalted roasted peanuts, raisins, whole wheat cereals, chocolate chips and mini pretzels of above mentioned quantity.
- Mix all the ingredients and place them in individual serving bags.
You can also try some other ingredients such as dried cranberries. This will be a healthy snack to be served with a fruit smoothie. Parents can let their kids to try making fruit smoothie with other fruits. Preparing snacks on own will be fun for your kid and make you feel happy as well that your kid is eating healthy items.