Unicorn Smoothie

Dazzle your kids with the naturally colorful layers in this fruit smoothie. Add a fruit skewer to take this recipe loaded with protein, vitamins C and D, calcium and fiber (as well as a good dose of folate) to the next level. It's hard to say what kids (and you) will enjoy more, making this smoothie or drinking it.    

This recipe includes kid friendly steps, like adding ingredients to the blender and swirling the colorful layers, so you can encourage your little ones to help! Make sure all helpers wash their hands before helping in the kitchen.

Ingredients
1 1⁄2 c lowfat or nonfat milk (divided)
1 1⁄2 c plain lowfat or nonfat yogurt (divided)
3 bananas (divided)
1 c blackberries (or blueberries, frozen)
1 c mango (chunks, frozen)
1 c raspberries (or strawberries, frozen)
star fruit (and kiwi, mixed berries, and chia seeds, for garnish)
Yield amount
4 Servings
Preparation time
20 minutes
Instructions
  1. Combine 1/2 cup each of milk and yogurt, 1 banana and the blackberries (or blueberries) in a blender. Blend until smooth. Divide the mixture among 4 large glasses. Place in the freezer. Rinse out the blender.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup each of milk and yogurt, 1 banana and the mango chunks in the blender. Blend until smooth. Divide the mixture over the purple layer in the glasses. Return the glasses to the freezer. Rinse out the blender.
  3. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup each of milk and yogurt, the remaining banana and raspberries (or strawberries) in the blender. Blend until smooth. Divide the mixture over the yellow layer in the glasses. Run a skewer around the edges to swirl the layers slightly.
  4. If desired, arrange the star fruit slices, kiwi slices and berries on 4 wooden skewers to garnish each glass. Sprinkle with chia seeds, if desired

Use smaller or medium sized plastic kid-friendly glasses, for the little ones. Yield amount will increase with the smaller glasses.

Notes

If you have fruit that may be passing it's peak quality, freeze it to use for recipes just like this!

Equipment you’ll need:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Measuring cups
  • 4 large glasses, (smaller or medium sized for young children)
  • 4 skewers
Source

Adopted from eatingwell.com.