This is the simplest recipe ever, but there are a couple things you can do to always have a quick, easy, healthy snack around for the family to share.
- Always have a few bags of frozen fruit in the freezer – best advice ever! You can use them in so many healthy quick snacks, they keep forever, and they are already cut up and easy!
- Invest in a good blender (Ninja!) – smoothies are easy and you can just sorta throw whatever healthy things you have around into one quickly for a snack, and sneak a serving of veggies in for the kids!
Seriously don’t get hung up on a recipe for smoothies, just keep it healthy, include at least one fruit that is pretty sweet, and think about thinks that usually go together for the most part. See below for a second bonus smoothie recipe, but for this family snack we used:
- 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
- 1.5 cups frozen mangos
- 1.5 cups plain (unsweetened) Greek yogurt
Blend. Yup, its that easy! The juice from the fruits makes it liquid enough (it may help to slightly defrost), and you can add ice if you want a more frozen drink, but it really doesn’t have to be complex!
Add it all to a big family-size cup and some colorful straws (add them to the things to keep on hand – kids love picking them out!), and you have a delicious snack that is quick enough not to disrupt family time but full of vitamins and energy.
Nick sometimes goes all out and mixes all kinds of crazy things to make a whole meal in a smoothie, so just to give you the idea of the types of things you can throw in for a quick meal:
- 1 Whole Apple (just take off stem, wash, and quarter. Seeds will blend)
- 1 Banana
- 1 Carrot (after everything you won’t even taste it. Peel and wash and throw in whole!)
- 1 “squirt” honey
- 1 “handful” Oatmeal
- 1 “sploosh” Yogurt
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Protein – either a couple Tbs nuts or Peanut butter, or for a much more healthy and tasty route: Plexus 96
Blend for a huge amount of vitamins, a full meal, and a boost of energy and head out the door in just a few minutes.