I realised that my kids may have been over doing it on the fruit a little (1-2 serves is recommended a day for kids), and under doing it on the dairy and veggies. So tonight we re-invented 'dinosaur smoothies' (named by my 3 year old as he asked for more). Green smoothies are very in vogue at the moment but increasing greens in your diet (spinach and kale work well in smoothies) is a good thing for all! Plus if you use some lite milk and plain reduced fat yoghurt, you're increasing your calcium too!
Dinosaur smoothie (not just for kids)
- 1 banana
- 300ml lite milk
- 1 handful spinach
- 2 heaped tablespoons plain, reduced fat yoghurt (check ingredients list, it should contain only milk and bacteria (a lactobacillus).
Try different combinations of fruit and green leaves.
Blend for one minute. You can add a little honey if you wish but I never have so we are all used to it without the extra sweetness.