The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares directions on how to make a tropical smoothie with your children in 10 minutes. Enjoy this delicious Summer beverage!
A whole orange goes into this refreshing drink, making it nice and thick.
Adult: Yes (Adult needed only for kids too young to use a blender by themselves.)
Active time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Table knife
- ½ cup overripe banana slices–frozen preferred
- 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter (if you’re allergic to nuts, leave this out)
- ½ cup fresh, frozen or canned pineapple chunks (not in syrup)
- 1 seedless orange, peeled and sectioned (Sectioned means pulled apart after you peel it.)
- 2 ice cubes
- ¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.
- Put the banana, almond butter (if no one is allergic to nuts), pineapple and orange in the blender. Put the top on tightly.
- Turn the blender to medium and blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Turn the machine off, and add the ice cubes, yogurt and coconut.
- Put the top on tightly, turn the blender to medium and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth.
- Serve right away, or keep covered and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
Did You Know?
The word ascorbic, as in ascorbic acid (another name for vitamin C), means “no scurvy”? Scurvy is a disease that comes from not getting enough vitamin C.
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