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Start your day with Cupid's Vanilla Berry Smoothie! It's a two-minute breakfast solution that will help your family lead an active and healthy lifestyle...and it's 100% kid-approved!
Don't we all love to spoil our loved ones...especially on Valentine's Day?! But just because the holiday is known for chocolate, candy, and everything SWEET, doesn't mean that you have to send your kids off for the day with a massive sugar rush! Instead, how about this festive vanilla berry smoothie?
A Pretty Berry Smoothie For Valentine's
Not only is this smoothie packed with protein, calcium, and fruit, but it's also quick to prepare (about 2 minutes and only 3 ingredients!!!). I use Horizon's Organic Vanilla Lowfat Milk because I always have some chilled in my refrigerator (it's Spencer's FAVORITE milk so I buy it in bulk!), and it's a great shortcut since it's slightly sweet and has a mellow vanilla flavor already added to it.
Best of all, the smoothie is 100% kid-approved! Each of my 3 boys LOVES this frosty drink...can you tell?!
Smiles all around! They even request this for snack in the afternoons...holiday or NOT!
When we're rushing off to school in the morning and I need a quick grab-and-go option to pair with their drinks, I offer the boys some of their favorite Horizon snack grahams and sandwich crackers, too.
These are also pantry staples at our house, and they're great for munching in the car, tossing into school lunch boxes, or pairing with fruit and dairy for breakfast. The added carbs give this breakfast some extra staying-power to fuel my boys through their busy mornings.
Spence literally does a cheer when he sees me serving these Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers!
And if you need some Valentine's Day lunchtime inspiration, here's a quick and easy packed meal that I recently put together. Nothing fancy, since I don't have that much free time, but it's perfectly festive for the holiday!
I included some heart-shaped watermelon (which I cut with a cookie cutter), as well as a heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You also see some Horizon Organic Fruit Snacks, some Horizon Vanilla Yogurt with Valentine's Day decorations, and some Horizon Organic Chocolate Lowfat Milk (Gibbs's lunchtime favorite).
Treating your family to a special holiday meal is a great way to show them that you care, and it doesn't have to be time consuming or difficult. Trust me -- your kids will LOVE these simple and sweet ideas!
Cupid's Vanilla Berry Smoothie
- 8 ounces Horizon Organic low-fat Vanilla Milk
- ½ cup Horizon Organic Fat-Free Plain Yogurt (can substitute with vanilla flavored yogurt for a sweeter smoothie)
- ½ cup frozen red berries (I like a combination of strawberries and raspberries)
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.