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Welcome the warmer weather with this wholesome, filling, and protein-packed Tropical Sunshine Smoothie. It’s a delicious and healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack that your entire family will love!
Look at me!! Two posts in one day! Crazy, right? I just happened to have two guest posts appearing on different blogs today, so I’m sharing them with you here as well. Lucky you!
Have you noticed a trend on the blog recently (hint, hint: plenty of frozen beverages)? After a winter that seemed to drag on and on, the sunshine could not come soon enough in Virginia this spring. And once we were able to shed our layers, I pulled out my blender to create this delicious smoothie. While it tastes like a decadent fruity milkshake, it’s actually packed with protein, fiber, and calcium…and sweetened naturally with fruit.
My Number One Smoothie Fan is this little guy, who automatically comes running when he hears the sound of the blender. On this particular morning, he had been sick with a nasty cold and virus for a few days and hadn’t shown much of an appetite. I was anxious to get some nutrients into his little body, so I made him this Tropical Sunshine Smoothie as a mid-morning snack, using whole milk, whole milk Greek-style yogurt, and plenty of Vitamin C in the form of orange juice and fruit. Let’s just say that it was a major hit!
And once his older brothers arrived home for lunch after a morning at preschool, they were happy to enjoy the left-overs! I just poured the extra smoothie into my silicone popsicle molds (<– affiliate link!), stuck them in the freezer, and this healthy “dessert” was ready for the boys to enjoy a couple of hours later.
They were excited about the treat, and I was just happy that they were sucking down smoothie pops rather than cookies or candy!
I hope that you give these a try, and be sure to let me know what your little ones think!
I’m sharing this recipe over on Megan’s blog, Coffee Cups and Crayons, since I’m one of her new monthly recipe contributors. Be sure to check out the full details HERE!
Looking for other healthy breakfast options? You might also like these:
Healthy Peach Melba Breakfast Shortcakes
Healthy Blueberry Cheesecake Pancake Sandwiches
Toddler Muffins: Whole Grain Honey Peach Mini Muffins
Looks yummy to me! My kids love smoothies! Heading over to check it out! 🙂
Thanks, Michelle! Enjoy!!
Yes, thank you!!! I’m about to start making smoothies in the mornings for after my workouts, and this looks so delicious.
That’s great, Jaime! You’ll like this one! 🙂
um…YUM!!! 🙂 Smoothies are my one true love–just can’t get enough of them!! 🙂 Definitely whipping up your recipe soon!! Pinned!
Thanks, Anna! It’s definitely a good one. 🙂
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Looks Delicious!!! Stopping by from the DIY sunday showcase. I love smoothies and will need to try your recipe soon! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for visiting, Stephanie!! 🙂
Your smoothie looks super yummy! I will have to whip this one up for my kiddos this weekend:) Dropping by from Thrifty Thursday.
Hi, Jen! Thanks so much for stopping by! Your kids will love this treat!
I saw your Tropical Sunshine Smoothie recipe over on Coffee Cups and Crayons and I had to check your site for more delicious smoothie recipes. However, I’d like to pass along a warning about giving protein powder to children (and I’ve confirmed this with both our family pediatrician and a good friend who is an ER doctor): Protein powder should NOT be given to children because children’s kidneys cannot process the concentrated amounts and, in extreme cases, it can lead to kidney failure. If the smoothie has milk and/or yogurt then it already contains protein so there should not be the need to add more – at least not for the kids. I don’t want to be negative or to scare anyone, but thought I would pass along some very real health information for all of us parents trying to get out kids to eat healthy! And I can’t wait to try the tropical sunshine smoothie – just without the protein powder. 🙂
Thanks so much for letting me know, LV! 🙂
I can’t find the list of ingredients and measurements for the tropical smoothie. It’s all general information.
Hi, Holly! I shared this recipe as a guest post on my friend Megan’s blog. I included a link to the full recipe on her site at the end of the post. You can see the recipe on Megan’s site here: https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/tropical-sunshine-smoothie/