Snack. It’s a word I pretty much loathe. I’ve heard that word for so many years now. Ever notice how you can feed your kids lunch and they eat everything, yet 20 minutes later, they ask for that dreaded word? How is that possible?!?! I don’t understand it at all.
So when they come home from school, they want a snack. I know kids need snacks. But it’s just something I have against that word. Anyways, when it’s hot out, I like to make them smoothies as their after school snack. It’s a nice refreshing “treat” that is actually good for them. And a great alternative to the typical snacks they usually have. I realize I used the word “snack” way too many times in this post. But besides that, this would make a great and quick breakfast as well.
- 1 heaping cup frozen whole strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp. each chia seeds, and milled flax
- 1/2 c. orange juice (or apple juice)
- 3/4 c. vanilla yogurt
- 3/4 c. milk (or almond milk for a healthier option)
- 1 tbsp. honey, optional (my kids find it sweet enough without honey)
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and combined.
This recipes makes enough for about 4 smaller smoothies with just enough left over for Mom to tilt back that pitcher and get out the last few drops.