A while back, we made the investment in one of the fancy-snazzy juicer/blender machines. I was a little nervous b/c I am notorious for buying a "gadget" that I think I need but never use! However, this one has been different! We have been pretty faithful around here in making fruit smoothies and drinks for breakfast.
I was determined NOT to add any ice cream, milks and very little yogurt to not make our "Healthy" drinks not so healthy. Plus if my kids get a "taste" for something sugary they won't think my "healthy" drink is so good anymore!
Our favorite smoothie drink is:
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of strawberries
lots of ice
1/2 cup of water
...that's it! Of course, the taste of the smoothie depends on the sweetness of the fruit. But, usually the drink will taste yummy all the time. I made these all winter long and they were good...I am looking forward to SUMMER and buying in season fruit. I am sure the drinks will be even more amazing!
I also add spinach to mine sometimes. My kids won't touch it if it's green. Why do kids hate "GREEN"?? I think the smoothie is almost better with spinach...a tinge of a different taste!
For our family, I have found that this is a great way to get some "good food" into my kids. I haven't been super creative with my drinks but it has worked for us. They are a great start to our day and very easy to make. Cleaning the blender is quick and simple which makes it nice. That's what keeps me coming back for more!