Top Five Spring Smoothie For Preschoolers

Preschool La Palma CA

In the US winter is retreating and spring is occupying the stage. To children, spring means lots of outdoor activities. After a long winter confinement indoor children come outdoor to welcome and cherish nature through various types of outdoor activities. Outdoor activities means lots of sweating and kids feel thirsty and hungry. Spring-summer is the time when kids crave for ice-cream, dessert, and different types of juices to remain cool and to cope with their hunger. It is ok to let them these foods occasionally but, it is prudent to keep them away from consuming them daily. These spring and summer soothing foods are full of preservatives, sugar, sodium, and artificial flavor and color. According to a preschool assistant, parents, however busy they may be, should spend some extra time and effort to prepare sweet, cool, and soothing smoothies at home daily and help their children develop a healthy eating habits.

Spring is in the air, and that means different types of fresh fruits and veggies are hitting the grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Take your children to grocery or farmers’ markets and let them pick their favorite fruits. Bring them at home, properly clean them and preserve them. Some fruits and vegetables, you need to keep inside the refrigerator and some you can keep outside for a week. So take out your blender, mix and match more than one fruit and vegetable and make super tasty and healthy smoothies for your children.

Here are some spring special smoothie recipes, given by a dietician in a Preschool in La Palma CA .

  1. Spring Rainbow Smoothie

Make this smoothie with beta carotene and antioxidant-rich fruits like avocado, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, and mangoes. Blend each type of fruit separately. Pour in a long smoothie glass one by one according to your choice of colors.

2. Banana mango smoothie:

Both banana and mango are tropical fruits and are abundant in spring and summer. Both fruits contain different types of minerals and vitamins, in addition, mango is a rich source of beta carotene. To make this smoothie, you will need 1/2 banana, ½ mango, 1 cup chilled milk, or chilled plain yogurt. Blend all ingredients and serve it cold.

3. Green Monster Smoothie:

To make this kid-favorite smoothie you will need 1 medium banana cut in chunks, 1 cup green grapes, 1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt, a few pieces of apple and pineapple, and ½ cup chopped fresh spinach. Add all the ingredients into a blender and serve this monster green smoothie to your child.

4. Berry blush Immunity Booster smoothie:

Berries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and other nutrients that help to enhance the immunity power of children. We all know that spring is the time when kids especially toddlers suffer from different types of allergies and fever. Nature blooms in the spring and the air become full of pollens. These are the culprits to create an allergic reaction. To make your children internally strong, you need to give them an immunity booster. To make this you need 1 cup frozen and diced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries and 1 cup low-fat yogurt, and ¼ th cup crushed ice. Banana is optional. If you want to increase the thickness of the smoothie, you may add it. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend it well. Serve it as a refreshing evening smoothie for your kids.

5. Fruit, Vegetable, and Nut Smoothie:

To make this smoothie you will need 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup chopped spinach, 1/3 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds, or 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds. Add everything to a blender and blend it well. To get your required consistency, you may add chilled water.

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