Back to school has arrived and as a parent you are probably struggling between choosing a delicious snack your child will eat and giving your child healthy protein, high fiber and all the daily required nutrients for a strong immune system.
But did you know you can have delicious and nutritious? The key is to make it yourself. Unfortunately, snacks labelled healthy at the grocery store are usually not healthy at all and the treats that truly are good for you can really pack a punch on your wallet.
So over the next while I will have a series of three fantastic make it yourself kid approved recipes (aged 2-18) that I will share with you and I hope you not only enjoy with your children but pass on to others to savor….guilt free!
PINEAPPLE MANGO SMOOTHIE
High in FIBER, ANTIOXIDANTS, CALCIUM, B VITS, OMEGA 3 & PROTEIN
1 ½ – 2 cups FRESH/FROZEN pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
1 FRESH mango peeled or 1 cup frozen mango
2 cups coconut water (add pure filtered water if you don’t like it thick)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1” piece ginger (more if you like it spicy)
*You can add a natural sweetener like stevia (1/8 tsp), raw unpasteurized honey or maple syrup (1 tbsp.) or 4 soaked medjool dates if you like it a bit sweeter.
Blend the above ingredients in a high power commercial blender for 45 seconds. Sip slowly and enjoy as a mid-morning or afternoon snack