|Four 10-12 oz. servings of Fruit Smoothies....family favorite.|
Tough Mom? Yes and one day they will thank me for it. One day.
We are not huge breakfast eaters at my house so they will grab a bowl of cereal, waffle, whatever...but when it's time for a snack, I'm pushing fruit, yogurts, cheese, etc.
I know that fruit has sugar. That's OKAY with me. My kids are active and they can burn natural sugar. It's the snack cakes, gummy junk and soft drinks that are not okay. My hubby is terrible at letting them sneak that junk in. He is the biggest kid at my house. grrrr.
What's my solution?? Smoothies.
Here's one of my favorite recipes for a fruit smoothie that all of my kids love. Plus, this is great for me too before and after I run. I drink them all of the time instead of thick chalky protein shakes. I add in extra protein powder to give it that extra healthy boost that we need and it also fills us up! Full kids are happy kids....not whiny kids begging for snacks that never satisfy them. Healthy eating habits start with parents! If you provide junk food, kids will eat junk food.
Here's my recipe that I use:
3 ripe bananas
2 Red Apples
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt--I don't use fat free. Not a fan of artificial sweeteners.
Splash of Orange Juice--We like the tartness.
2 cups of Frozen Berries--No need to add ice if you use frozen fruit.
2 scoops of protein powder--I used Carrie Burrows Vanilla
|Bananas ready for smoothies.|
|Frozen Berries--I bought Store Brand.|
|Added 2 scoops of Carrie Burrows Vanilla Protein Powder.|