Blues Buster Smoothie

Blues Buster Smoothie

  Ingredients  

Makes 1 servings
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Directions
Blend all ingredients with ice (amount of ice will vary depending on desired consistency). Pour into a glass and serve chilled.


(Calculations are approximations. The nutritional content may vary depending upon degree of cooking and cooking method.)

 

 

• 6 oz. blueberry yogurt

• ½ cup apple juice

• ⅓ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

• ⅓ cup frozen sliced peaches

• 5-6 ice cubes (approx.)

 

 
 

 

 

 

  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrate: 60 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • % of Calories from Fat: 6 %
  • % of Calories from Carbohydrate: 86 %
  • % of Calories from Protein: 9 %
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Calcium: 240 mg
  • Sodium: 85 mg

  • Blues Buster Smoothie is a meal in itself! With 280 calories per serving, this recipe is a great breakfast or lunch for families on the go.
  • Not only does this recipe provide 20% of the Daily Value of calcium, but it also has about 2 servings of fruit per smoothie and 6 grams of protein (the equivalent of 1 oz. of meat).
  • Smoothies are a fantastic way to get kids to try different fruits. Younger children will probably want to try anything that looks like a milkshake! Try putting a small amount of smoothie in a sample cup at first so the child is overwhelmed with an entire smoothie.
  • Introducing new foods to young toddlers is always a challenge for parents. New foods should always be introduced one at a time so you can watch for any signs or symptoms of food allergy. Also, parents may want to introduce soft or pureed vegetables before fruit. Research has shown that once infants and toddlers get a liking for the sweetness of fruit, they are less likely to try and like not-so-sweet vegetables. So, if vegetables are introduced to children first, they will learn to like those before trying fruits.
  • Modify this recipe as you wish. Make it a strawberry-banana smoothie, banana-peanut butter, or strawberry-kiwi, whatever you want and your kids will eat!  

  • Frozen fruit may be difficult to blend. Try to allow some time for the fruit to thaw before starting the blender.
  • Keep little fingers away from and out of the blender. Adults, please supervise if kids are making the smoothies on their own.

Recipe courtesy of 3-A-Day of Dairy