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Are your little people obsessed with unicorns? Mine are! And who can blame them, I love the magic of rainbow coloured things too! This summer is all about trying to get my children to choose healthy options and get them cooking and making things in the kitchen with me more. My daughter absolutely loved making this unicorn smoothie with me and enjoyed drinking it even more which makes it a hit in my book!
I sometimes struggle to get my children to have enough fruit in their diet and mixing some fruit up into a smoothie is one of my failsafe methods of getting a little bit of healthy goodness into them. I use full fat dairy milk yoghurt too to add some calories and calcium which also gives them extra nutrients. I use a yoghurt that is flavoured with honey to make the smoothie a little sweeter and more palatable for younger tastes.
You will need...
Brightly coloured fruit to create the layers. I used raspberries, blueberries, mango, and bananas (with ½ teaspoon spirulina to make it green).
Yoghurt. I used greek yoghurt with honey but you could use any yoghurt you like.
It's really easy to do, just blend a handful of fruit with a small amount of yoghurt and layer each into a glass. Make sure to put the heavier layers on the bottom and pour each layer slowly so the layers don't mix. Decorate with a themed straw and voila you have a really fun, healthy drink.
Healthy Unicorn Smoothie
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup mangoes
- 1 small banana
- ½ teaspoon spirulina
- 2 cups yoghurt with honey
One by one blend each fruit with ½ cup of yoghurt using a decent blender.
Add the spirulina to the banana smoothie to make it green
Layer the four smoothies in a large glass, pouring slowly and carefully.
My daughter loved that the layers all had different flavours and enjoyed drinking them separately. You can really mix the flavour up by using different fruits too, try using cherries, strawberries, blackcurrants, anything you can think of with a strong colour.
If you want to, a great idea is to make extra smoothie and freeze it in *ice lolly moulds for hot days outside. My youngest absolutely loves a smoothie ice lolly, he thinks they are a real treat!
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