I am a happy mom because I don’t have much of a problem when it comes to asking my kids to eat their fruits. They love fruits and I don’t even need to ask them, they ask themselves if they want some fruits for snacks. I try as much as I can to give them better snacks and since they always want something sweet – fruits are always the best options.
Summer or not we always have fruit shakes or smoothies in our house. Before I came to the US, my shake and smothie combinations were very few and mainly included mangoes, bananas, papayas and avocado and occasionally guyabano (sour sop) – all tropical fruits and flavors. They are all wonderful of course, there’s no doubt. But now that I reside in the US – I have all the berries that are otherwise not available in my native land to turn into wonderful smoothies. Yay!
I saw some Kiwis the other day in our grocery store and then some lovely strawberries were on sale too. I thought that these two fruits with contrasting colors and texture might result to a great smoothie when blended together. I added as usual some applesauce to sweeten the smoothie and sort of balance the tartness. I think it worked well for they were gone in seconds when my two tots got a hold of them! That’s what I call sucess! Enjoy!
2-3 Kiwi fruits, peeled and chopped
1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (chopped)*
1 cup Applesauce
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
Honey or Brown sugar, about 2 Tablespoons or to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Process till smooth. Pour into glasses or jars and serve immediately. Enjoy.
*Note: I pre-cut the strawberries because they are frozen and it’s more difficult to blend/purée them when they are whole. I usually place them on the bottom of the blender to make it easier. Pulse until the strawberries are all broken down and smooth and then process as usual. Enjoy!
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