Springlicous Smoothies

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SPRINGALICOUS EASTER SMOOTHIES

Springlicous Smoothies
Springlicous Smoothies

If you are looking for some super healthy additions to your Easter breakfast, these Smoothies would be perfect! Studies show, kids who consume the recommended amount of fruits and veggies:

  • Have a decreased risk for Type 2 diabetes
  • Have Improved immunity
  • Maintain a healthier weight
  • Have better vision and skin
  • Have healthier gums and teeth.
  • Have more energy to play
  • Have a preference for healthier food!
  • Have better brain function.
  • Have better sleep.
  • Plus, live longer!

Smoothies are a great way to achieve this!  We had a little fun with a rabbit craft to turn these ordinary smoothies into a fun Easter activity.

Springalicous Smoothies
Springalicous Smoothies

Add your hard boiled egg and a pancake, and you have a complete and balanced breakfast.

Springalicous Smoothies
Springalicous Smoothies

Here is what we did:

Step 1) Let the kids decorate cups.

You can use glass cups if you have them, or clear plastic cups work as well.   For decorating supplies, get:

  • Glue (we used hot glue because it’s faster and sticks very well)
  • A sharpie marker
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pom poms
  • And pipe cleaners
Springalicous Smoothies
Springalicous Smoothies

Step 2) Choose your ears.

The straws were fun, but I love our carrot ears!  We peeled a carrot, and sliced it in half, so the two sides were identical.  (I should have drawn some eyelashes on this orange guy!

Springalicous Smoothies
Springalicous Smoothies

Step 3) Make your smoothies

I don’t recommend making every color smoothie for breakfast!  Choose a color, and stick with it for all the smoothies!  Cleaning out your blender 5 times isn’t exactly a quick activity.  (all recipes below)

Directions

Ingredients, Always Organic:

Each makes 2 glasses (1 cup each)  We like them thick- like ice cream. Add more liquid if you like it thinner.

Pink Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk (organic almond milk or soy milk works as well)
  • 2 cup frozen organic strawberries

Green Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk (organic almond milk or soy milk works as well)
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey

Orange Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk (organic almond milk or soy milk works as well)
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen organic banana

Yellow Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk (organic almond milk or soy milk works as well)
  • 2 cups frozen organic mango chunks

Purple smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup milk (organic almond milk or soy milk works as well)
  • 2 cups frozen organic blackberries

Step 4) Have fun!

Don’t forget that these kitchen memories and traditions you have with your kids are meant for bonding and having fun.   If they don’t drink or eat everything you lovingly make for them, it’s OK! They are going to remember the fun they had decorating cups together and spending time with you.

Springalicous Smoothies
Springalicous Smoothies

 

Thanks to: http://www.superhealthykids.com/springalicious-easter-smoothies/

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