Hey busy moms, dads & caregivers,
With the weather warming up, we tend to crave cold treats like ice cream and ice pops. Most of these summery cold sweet treats don’t have much nutritional value and even contain harmful ingredients like artificial colors and flavors.
This recipe contains fruits, veggies, protein, healthy fats and does not contain any refined sugar. Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and manganese and helps metabolize fats and carbs. Flax seeds are mood and brain-boosting fatty acids and add a nutty flavor to compliment the sweet and tart berries. Baby spinach is a great source of vitamin A, iron and calcium and berries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and low in sugar. Since both spinach and berries are part of ‘the dirty dozen’ and contain a high pesticide load, you should buy that produce organically. Hemp seed is high in protein, making this smoothie a complete meal.
This Summer Smoothie Sorbet recipe is quick, healthy and delicious, having the thick consistency found in ice cream that will satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth.
- 1 cup milk (whole or non-dairy)
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 banana (ideally frozen)
- 1 &1 /2 cups frozen tropical fruits (peach, mango, pineapple, berries)
- 1 tbsp. flaxseed
- 1 tbsp. hemp seed
- Handful baby spinach
- Blend and serve with a spoon!