I can’t possibly be the only person who shops on the weekend and is completely out of fresh fruit by Thursday, right? I have always stashed overripe bananas in the freezer for baking, but have recently taken to turning them into the kids’ new favorite drink – sunrise smoothies. I have one child that doesn’t like bananas and another child who doesn’t like orange juice, so the smoothie obviously has magical powers that bring everyone together. Greek yogurt adds a nice dose of protein and calcium.
Sunrise Smoothie (makes 4 servings)
Approx 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
1 small ripe banana, fresh or frozen
1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1 cup orange juice
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until completely smooth. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrients per serving: 108 calories, 0 g fat, 22 g carbohydrates, 16 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Choosemyplate.gov has lots of other tips for getting more fruit into the day, especially for kids. I would love to hear your ideas!