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One way to make it easier for kids to eat better foods is to put it in a fun smoothie. And since it is so hot outside – now is the perfect time to whip up a cool, refreshing, and healthy smoothie for your kids to enjoy. They will love it so much and not even realize they are filling their little bodies up with lots of nutrients!
A huge kid favorite smoothie is a Berry Banana Smoothie! It’s so easy to make and is the perfect mid-afternoon snack after playing outside with friends!
This recipe is from HueTrition and they help your kids to make better choices! They have some yummy HueApproved Foods! Huey Berry Banana Smoothie is a HueApproved food!
Criteria for HueApproved Foods:
- Real food
- As wholesome as possible
- Pronounceable ingredients, fewer the better
- Color-packed fuel to color your world
At HueTrition, they divide foods into five categories, grouped by color: blue/purple, red, green, yellow/orange, and white. Dividing fruits and vegetables by color provides an easy way to incorporate nutrient needs and health benefits into our diet. You should aim to consume one of each of the 5 colors every day.
You can make this smoothie with just a few simple ingredients!
Berry Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 cup orange juice, nut milk, or soy milk (your choice!)
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
- Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order listed above.
- Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until it is mixed well.
- Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!
Tip– add your cup to the freezer about an hour before serving for an extra frosty cold smoothie!
Natural, colorful, filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables solves a lot of problems! No need to sweat it! Think of your plate as a colorful canvas.
Why are these ingredients good for your kids?
They are packed with vitamins B6 and C, and potassium and fiber. (Source)
- Bananas help your heart.
- They help your muscles move well.
- They help your stomach feel better when it’s sick.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fiber, folic acid, manganese, and potassium. Their fiber and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion, and the fiber is thought to have a satiating effect. (Source)
Another tool to help your kids eat better is using fun apps like HuePets!
Download the HuePets app:
The best part is that you’re able to use technology to encourage your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. It’s a great way to motivate them to make healthy choices.
HuePets truly is a fun, motivational tool that might just have your kids saying, “More fruits and veggies, please!”
Sign up for their Hue-Newsletter (look for the pop-up box for some fun freebies too) and check out their HueTube – YouTube channel that will be loaded with healthy tips! Make sure you check out all the cute HueGear!
They are what YOU eat! HuePets makes it fun for kids to eat healthy and try new foods! Scan real-life meals to feed your HuePet, unlocking prizes and raising your pet from a little egg to a HueMaster! Track how well your kids are eating, and get personalized recommendations on what to serve!
More ways to help your kits eat healthier foods:
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