Add some oomph in your day after day morning orange juice; by substituting your humdrum orange juice for a healthy exhilarating orange juice smoothie. Yes, turn your traditional breakfast drink into a nutritious, low calorie, low fat meal. How does this make breakfast any better? Well, smoothies are quick and easy to make and they taste delicious, too! Plus don't just limit your smoothies to the morning- try them all throughout the day. A smoothie is a very beneficial snack or even a dessert.
How to make smoothies for kids
Here is a basic recipe for an orange juice smoothie:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 2 bananas, cut into chunks
- 5-6 large ice cubes (about 2 cups)
- Enough for about 3-4 servings
Freshly squeezed orange juice in addition to ripe strawberries are the best choice, of course. Although bottled orange juice or frozen strawberries will also work. Ice cubes are optional, nevertheless they make the smoothie take on a better texture. Ice cubes also add coolness too, Plus if you do not use frozen strawberries; the ice makes your smoothie more refreshing. You can substitute milk or yogurt if you don't have orange juice. Adding smoothies to your families diet is an ingenious way for your kids to get various amounts of their daily requirements of calcium plus protein while adding a touch of fun.
The great thing about smoothie recipes is that they don't have to be exact at all. Or you could change or leave any of the above ingredients out if you do not have them, don't like them or just want to change it up. On the other hand, you could add just about any fruit you like (think bananas). You can add sweeteners if you will will wish. (Honey is yummy.)
How to make a smoothie
Subsequently there are tons of ingredients you can add to boost the nutritional value, such as wheat germ, flax seeds, and the like You can make several types of smoothies, based on tastes in addition to just nutritional requests. You can add greens to a fruit smoothie and your kids will never know. Make a smoothie with greens to have a homemade, refreshing drink similar to the popular canned type without all the additives. Add protein powder if you would want to build muscle. You can even add peanut butter to give your smoothie extra smoothness with a nutty flavor. Cocoa is scrumptious in many smoothie recipes. I sometimes have been known to even toss in one of my favorite candy bars too.
The possibilities are endless with smoothie recipes. Be creative with your smoothies. Let them become a valuable addition to your daily menus! They are also valuable when you don't have enough time during the day to consume an entire meal, or just need a quick pick me up!
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