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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