The month of December brought a lot of bad eating habits that I’m trying to break my family and myself of, and it’s not just cookies (although I won’t lie, I think I ate about 2 dozen peanut butter cookies in a 1 week period). One of the most problematic practices we fell into was consuming too much pre-packaged “convenience” food.
My kids love having a smoothie for a mid-morning snack, but I started buying the pre-packaged freezer mixes last month. As far as snacks go, they’re not the worst thing, for sure, but they do have added preservatives and artificial sugar. Yuck. We LOVE our favorite healthy breakfast smoothie recipe, but I wanted to make my own pre-packaged smoothies that I could whip up in under 3 minutes for a quick and more healthful snack. Smoothie recipes with frozen fruit are my favorite! Turns out, it’s super-easy to do! I came up with this Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe freezable so I can have one any time! This is the perfect basic smoothie recipe to try.
More Kids’ Smoothie Recipes:
Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
I started by freezing organic Stonyfield vanilla yogurt in old baby food trays (although ice cube trays would work just fine):
Then I got frozen strawberries and cut up 1 banana:
and combined them in a 4-cup Pyrex storage bowl headed for the freezer.
When you’re ready for a smoothie, just grab the bowl from the freezer, add 1 cup milk of your choice, and blend it up! This recipe makes 2 large 6 oz smoothies, so you can adjust it down (or just use less) depending on your needs. I used my trusty Cuisinart Blender for years – it is affordable and easy to use. However, now I have a Blendtec and it is absolutely amazing. It is almost like a member of the family.
- 4-6 cubes frozen yogurt of your choice
- 5-6 strawberries
- 1 banana, cut into pieces
- Combine all three ingredients into a freezer-safe container.
- When ready to eat, blend ingredents together with 1 cup milk.
- Makes about 2 - 6 ounce smoothies