Arla have asked us to find out which nutritious smoothie recipes your DC love in the summer.
Here’s what Arla say, “Arla Big Milk is the only fresh cows' milk enriched with essential nutrients to support your child's growth and development, as part of a healthy balanced diet. Containing added iron, vitamin D, vitamin A, and naturally rich in calcium; Arla Big Milk has been developed to specifically support the needs of children aged from one to five.”
So, what nutritious summer smoothie recipes do you have up your sleeve? Maybe you make a breakfast smoothie which gives your DCs a brilliant kickstart to the day? Or a fruity ice cream smoothie you treat 'em with on a warm summer’s afternoon? Even better, a veggie smoothie that they're happy to drink - or that you enjoy making for yourself. We’re looking forward to hearing the different things Mumsnetters whack into a blender to create delicious, nutritious smoothies!
Everyone who shares their smoothie recipe on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher!
Smoothies are the only time I go al fresco. I am otherwise a neurotic recipe follower, who thinks deviating is not measuring out the spices.
I use the fruit that the DC swear they don't like - bananas, kiwi, whatever else is floating around. Pop it in the blender whilst they aren't looking. Ass the juice or milk and blend. Too much kiwi is a giveaway though - the seeds show.
Well, being a dairy-intolerant family, our smoothies contain no milk! We use either almond milk or Oatly, usually plus a banana to add creaminess.
Current favourite is blueberries and cherries (at least twice as much blueberries as cherries), frothed up very vigorously, and with chia seeds sprinkled on top.
Another fave is mango and fresh herbs. You have to prepare the mango in advance by chopping it and freezing on a tray. When you want the smoothie, whack the mango in the blender, add the almond milk and blend again. Add fresh herbs, whole or roughly chopped, and serve. Mint and tarragon are good. This one doesn't need banana, and is definitely better with almond milk than with Oatly.
I think either of these would work with milk or with yogurt.