Smoothie is a great snack to tie the kids over before dinner when they have had a long day in kindergarten and school, or as a healthy dessert after dinner. I find it a great dessert if they have not eaten too much of their dinner and I think they need a little bit more nutrition than what they have had during their meal. However, it is not always the easiest to think of new ingredients to test out new recipes, especially not when the kids are the judges. They tend to ask for what they know and like. But, during one of the last shops, Ralph discovered a frozen smoothie mix in the freezer section at the supermarket. This mix contains pineapple, mango and banana, so all that was needed to add was some liquid.
Not looking at the size of the bag, I poured everything into the blender (and it is a big blender!), so we can easily say we had more than enough smoothie once done. 🙂 With frozen smoothie blends like this, all you need to add is liquid. We added some tropical oats yoghurt from Oatly and apple juice. With a little bit of encouragement, the blender managed so mix everything into a delicious thick smoothie.
The great thing with the finished smoothie mixes is that it is normally made with good quality fruit and it makes it extremely easy and quick to make a good and healthy smoothie for the family. And when the boys want smoothie, they normally do not have time for any major cutting and preparation of fruit. You also need a few of the ingredients to be frozen to get the best texture and temperature of the blend.
If you can’t find the mixes you want or like yourself, you can easily make some and freeze yourself. Then you can make portion sized and pack in ziploc bags or similar. Then you will accomplish the same ease of making a healthy smoothie, but with the ingredients of your choice. You can buy large quantities of fruit and berries and make several portions. You can also add vegetables if you like that in your smoothie blend and you can make separate portions for kids and adults if you want something different than what the kids prefer.