Our daughter is a fan of smoothies. But she's getting a little bored with daddy's recipe for homemade smoothies (blended frozen raspberries, frozen mango and milk). We're looking for suggestions for new smoothie recipes and figured this community would be a great place to ask. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and/or links to recipes!
We buy bags of frozen fruit from Trader Joes (they have at least five different kind of fruit at any given time). Each morning one of our two boys gets to choose the day's "flavor" - including strawberry, blueberry, mango, pineapple, mixed berry, raspberry, or banana (fresh - can't get those frozen). They love trying to come up with crazy combos (I usually limit it to three fruits at a time just to keep things easy for myself). The fact that every day can be different keeps them from getting bored.
So we just mix about a cup of the "fruit du jour" plus about a cup of vanilla yogurt (Trader Joes sells big tubs) and about half a cup of orange juice in the blender. You can also sneak in Wheat Germ or unflavored fibre powder if that's of interest.
My daughters love a smoothie with:
pineapple juice - or you could use canned pineapple with juice and add some ice
Perfect as an after school snack!