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RECIPE: Little Kids Berry Bonanza Smoothie

This pretty pink smoothie is full of great nutrients and antioxidants. While yummy for kids, it is also another way to add fibre into their day, in an enjoyable way. Making 24 children serves, this berry cool smoothie recipe will be a hit for the children within your care. Why not give this recipe a try this summer. You could even involve the pre-school children in the process too.


Berry Bonanza Smoothie Recipe

Serves 24 ~ 100ml servings/ makes 2.4L

Berry Bonanza Smoothie recipe for childcare

Ingredients

  • 1L Reduced-Fat Milk

  • 2 ½ cups (600g) Yoghurt (Vanilla, Plain or Berry)

  • 3 cups (500g) mixed berries (frozen)

  • 1 banana

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or jug.

  2. Using a blender, electric mixer or stick blender, blend until smooth and lump free (approx. 1 min).

  3. Divide equally between 24 children’s cups and serve.

Contains: Dairy


NOTE Add more milk for a thinner consistency for the smoothie. If you use fresh fruit, add ice. Store in the refrigerator until required.


But isn’t fruit high in sugar?

We get this question a lot. Yes, fruit IS naturally high in sugar, but it is also high in many other nutrients like fibre, vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals to keep us nice and healthy! The natural sugars in fruits mainly comes from fructose, and they are not the same as added sugars found in many processed foods and sugary beverages. Fructose is only harmful in excessive amounts, and not when it comes from fruit.


We covered this fruit myth with 15 others in our recent webinar - take a look.


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