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young girl makes a smoothie in a blender

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Smoothies are healthy, right? The reality is, they have lots of good ingredients, but they often contain a lot of sugar, too. And many of the messages our kids get about serving size are way off. Smoothies are 16 ounces at most cafes, and that is just way too much sugar for kids to drink in one sitting. Try making smoothies at home and enjoy them together in smaller servings to get all of those vitamins and antioxidants without the sugar bomb.

5 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups orange juice—fresh is so good but use what you have

1 banana, sliced

1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries

3/4 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS

Place the juice, banana, berries, and yogurt in a blender; blend until smooth. If the smoothie seems too thick, add a little more liquid (1/4 cup).

COOKING TOGETHER

KIDS CAN:

  • Squeeze the juice. (Cut the citrus small enough for them to manage.)
  • Slice the banana
  • Measure everything
  • Push the button on the blender! So fun!

GROWN-UPS CAN:

  • Manage the blender
A photo of Cheryl.

Cheryl Knecht Muñoz

Cheryl is the Founder and Owner of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, a cooking school for kids and their families in River Forest, IL. As a chef, instructor, and working mom, she is passionate about growing, cooking, and sharing good food together.

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