The Mini Clean Supper Clubbers Share their Smoothie Favourites
Our Mini Clean Supper Clubbers have been nagging us (parent Clean Supper Club) for ages to share with you some of their favourite Smoothie blends.
They started with simple fruit and milk combinations but are becoming more adventurous. It’s really funny what they will drink that we’d never get them to eat!
The Mini Clean Supper Clubbers & woof.
As parents we love their daily enthusiasm for having 4 portions of their 7 fruit & veg before leaving the house or when they return from school. Although the smoothies started off fruit based they now contain vegetables too.
The easiest veg to get into smoothies are those their taste buds are familiar with already – carrots, spinach, cucumber & celery. They aren’t keen kale consumers and at their age neither were we! They like to taste test many of our smoothies too, so encourage this as beetroot has become surprisingly popular. We can now include oats and nuts or almond or cashew nut butter, giving extra energy and a creamier blend.
We do use organic full fat milk, not only do they prefer it but it provides many vitamins and minerals too. They do like water, nut milks or coconut water.
Let them choose their own mixes and see what colour they can turn their smoothie. Weekends can become a smoothie fest sometimes a family sized pancake stack can be accompanied by 3 smoothie varieties per child – gluttons!
To make our lives easier we buy lots of ready frozen fruit, mainly blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries or mixed berries and mango. This saves on waste & money. When fruit is frozen at source it retains more nutrients. We regularly peel chop and freeze our own kiwis and bananas.
Basic Smoothie recipe consists of…
1 Banana 1 Apple Handful of Berries Milk
Extra additions to this are spinach or carrot.
Put all ingredients into the blender (we use a Nutribullet as we find them really easy) cover with milk and blitz until smooth.
These are some of their favourite combinations…
Ingredients for these smoothies generally makes about 750ml of smoothie, unless other wise stated.
Blueberry White Chocolate Adventure Smoothie
1 large cup of Blueberries 1 tbsp. of Cacao butter 1 handful of Spinach 1 Banana Coconut water or milk.
Strawberry & Watermelon (500ml)
2 cups of Watermelon 5 massive Strawberries A good squeeze of Lime Whole Milk or Nut milk
Carrot & Berry
1 medium Carrot chopped 1 Banana 1 good handful of Raspberries 1 good handful of Strawberries
Vitamin C Boost
1 Banana 1 Apple 1 Blood orange, but any juicy orange will do, just peel it. Whole Milk For an extra immune boost add a handful of goji berries.
A Typical School-day Smoothie (500ml)
1 Banana ½ cup of Blueberries 1 Apple A handful of spinach will go unnoticed in this mix. Whole Milk
Don’t forget to make them extra creamy add a handful of raw oats. Apples, pears & berries are known to balance blood sugar so don’t cause any spikes or dips. This is important for sustained concentration and energy, we’ve noticed a significant difference in our crazy munchkins.
We know they’ll be delighted when they see their recipes on our Clean Supper Club blog! They’d love it if you would let them know if you have enjoyed their creations and which one are your children’s favourites.
Claire & Sarah Feeders & Keepers of the mini Clean Supper Clubbers
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