of Cooking with
author of Cooking
Time Is Family Time
Fruit Smoothie and Variations
Adapted from Lynne
Fredericks' Cooking Time is Family Time.
My versions of this simple shake had long been limited to bananas, strawberries and peaches with orange juice. Then we had a Puerto Rican nanny, Tabitha, who taught Stephan a Latino version using milk, honey, ice and vanilla. Even with just one fruit, such as bananas, it tastes amazing! If the fruit is really sweet, we'll omit the honey altogether. We all just love this shake as it's a fun, nutritious snack and energy booster all in one!
Yield: 12-16 ounces
- 1 ripe
mango, peeled and cut up or 1 1/3 cup of other tropical
(combination of more than one is okay)
cup whole or low fat milk or 1/2 cup whole, low fat yogurt, orange
or other fruit juice or soy milk
- 8 ice
- 1 Tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon
1. Older children can help cut up the mango or other fruit into 2-inch
chunks. Younger kids can pour the milk or juice into the blender. Add
fruit and let the kids process on high for about 30 seconds.
2. Have the children uncover the blender and add the ice cubes, two at a
time, blending with the lid on for about 30 seconds after each addition
or as long as it takes for the mixture to become smooth. Next, kids can add
the honey and vanilla, processing for a few seconds to distribute well. The finished mixture should be smooth and frothy.
with Kids Home
The ABC's of Cooking ::: Aa
Kid's Meals |
Lynn's Thoughts on
Feeding Her Children | Recipes