Smoothies are a fun and easy way to get all our daily fruit and vegetable portions in.
Everybody loves a sweet treat, like a milkshake, now and then. But those kinds of snacks are not always the healthiest. And healthy foods aren’t always something that one considers when the sweet treat cravings hit. Smoothies to the rescue!! You get a treat that’s good for you, and refreshingly scratches the ‘need a sweet treat now’ itch.
By making them at home, I know exactly what’s in there; fresh wholesome ingredients without added sugar, coloring and other additives. Some people add honey to make their smoothies sweeter, but I don’t do that. If we want a sweeter smoothie, we just add more pineapple.
We also make homemade smoothie popsicles too, by freezing the smoothie liquid into molds.
We usually turn the smoothie making process into a fun family activity. When the kids were younger I’d explain which nutrients are in which fruits and vegetables and what they are good for. I’d tell them for instance that carrots are full of vitamin A and that vitamin A is good for your eyes/vision. Beets have lots of phyto-nutrients that help your body heal. But really, they didn’t want an explanation, they wanted a second serving.