Things turned a little upside down last week when I got the call from preschool that L was sick. It’s just such a sinking feeling, knowing that your little one isn’t well, and that there are very few things we can do to make them feel better when they are in the thick of it. This All-Fruit Smoothie, which is a super simple blend of fresh orange and banana, was one thing I tried once she was able to keep liquids down.
Truthfully, we aren’t the biggest smoothie drinkers during a large chunk of the year because the idea of drinking a freezing cold drink when it’s subzero outside is completely unappealing to me. But I recently realized that I can make them less icy, yet still delicious, as a way to offer produce that my girl might otherwise not eat. (I’ve also found them to be really helpful for helping me to meet my daily pregnancy protein goal.) This smoothie, which is super frothy and almost milkshake-like even though it doesn’t contain any dairy. It’s a good drink for hydration, to pair with a more substantial snack or meal, or as a fruit juice alternative when you want to serve up the whole fruit, including the fiber.
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This cold, but not super frozen smoothie is a bright note when we might not be feeling 100%.
- 2 fresh medium oranges (as much of the white pith removed as possible)
- 1 sliced frozen banana
- 1 packed kids probiotics (optional)
- Add the ingredients to a blender and blend on low to get it started and combined, gradually turning up the speed. Increase to high to blend super smooth.
I’m planning to try orange with some frozen pineapple and maybe then strawberries as soon as I can pick some up at the store.