How to Trick Your Kids Into Healthy

 

My girls are a bit stinker-ish when it comes to taking vitamins to supplement their sometimes lack of interest in fruits and veggies.  Especially in winter time, when they are not getting enough vitamin D from the sun, I like to sneak in extra vitamins and healthy stuff however I can.

One of my favorite things to make is a simple strawberry smoothie for a mid-morning snack.  Normally I buy a 4lb bag of frozen strawberries to make our smoothies, but this week I took the time to cut up lots and lots of strawberries because they were on sale really cheap at the grocery store.

Here’s how I make them:

 

Cut up a pound of strawberries, and stick them in the freezer so they are almost frozen solid.  This takes about an hour.

 

Tip: Add your secret ingredients when your kids aren’t looking.

  I add 1 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt, a few tablespoons of protein powder, a banana,(we’ve also added kiwi and blueberries..whatever extra fruit we have around, just for fun) and about 1/2 cup of milk.

 

Put it all together in a food processor or blender, and mix away until smooth and creamy.  My kids won’t drink it if it tastes lumpy.

 

Good luck, and may you and your family enjoy delicious strawberry smoothies!

 

4 thoughts on “How to Trick Your Kids Into Healthy

  • April 8, 2010 at 6:41 am
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    I like that it’s SUPER high protein powder…not just high 🙂 Good idea though, I shall remember!

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  • April 8, 2010 at 11:00 am
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    Because I am not a milk drinker, I have been known to throw in powdered milk as well to up the calcium. Frozen orange juice concentrate is also good in a smoothie.

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  • April 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm
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    The pic of belle looks like shes a model or something

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  • April 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm
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    How about a ‘crazy’ add of baby spinach?!! No, really! whip it up 1st so it’s basically juice then add everything else–can’t even taste it, especially when you use tart fruits (OJ, strawberries, etc). It’s amazing what you can put in smoothies!!

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