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Shake It Up!


Rope in the kids to make these easy recipes for smoothies and shakes. They're so delicious, you'll forget they're healthy too.

Banana Smoothie

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 ripe banana

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in blender, blend for one minute.
  • Pour into glass and serve immediately.

Tip: Banana may be replaced with 1/2 cup strawberries, if desired.

Fruit Slushy

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup chopped mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in blender; blend for one minute.
  • Pour into tall glass and serve immediately.

Tip: Any combination of fruits is delicious in this drink. Se whatever is freshest and in season.

Berry ThickShake

Ingredients Needed

  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp low-fat ice-cream
  • 3/4 cup frozen berries

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in blender, blend for one minute.
  • Pour into glass and serve immediately.

Tip: Frozen blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are all available in supermarkets. When berries are in season and cheap and plentiful, buy extra and freeze your own in airtight bags or containers.

Summer Punch

Ingredients Needed

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup watermelon chunks
  • 1 orange
  • 1 passionfruit

Method

  • Put pineapple and watermelon in blender; blend on High for one minute.
  • Squeeze orange and add juice to glass.
  • Cut passionfruit in half, scoop out pulp and stir into glass. Serve immediately.

Frozen Yoghurt Shake

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen yoghurt
  • 1/2 banana

Method

  • Put all ingredients in blender, blend one minute.
  • Pour into glass; serve.

More Ideas For Healthy Treats!

  • Always keep a variety of fruits and vegetables in the fridge so your children have healthier choices. Involve them in grocery shopping, too.
  • Instead of sugar-laden cereals, choose healthier options like Cheerios, which is made with whole grain. Mix with raisins or dried apricots for natural sweetness.
  • On a hot day, freeze chunks of banana, strawberries or blueberries for an icy snack.
  • Besides milk, cheese is also a good source of dairy protein and calcium.
  • Mix fruits in when you serve ice-cream.
  • Homemade fruit juice is the best, but if you're pressed for time, choose packaged juices that are 100 per cent juice; many brands contain too much sugar.
  • Packaged potato chips are high in fat and salt. Bake your own instead.
  • Nuts are good snacks, in moderation. Buy raw nuts from the supermarket and toast them in the oven, so you don't overdose on salt from the canned versions.
 

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