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The Sun’s Up Smoothie is an easy, go to recipe that’s delicious and packed with sunny goodness. This is a quick recipe to make in the blender as you head out to start your day. It’s delicious for breakfast or for an after school snack.
Grab a Little Sunshine with the Sun’s Up Smoothie
We are re-focusing on the quick, easy & healthy at my counters this week! I love the Sun’s Up Smoothie. When we make the Sun’s Up Smoothie, I tell kids that we are grabbing all of the colors of the rays of sunshine and putting them into the blender for a healthy start to our day.
This blender of goodness is packed with all kinds of fruity yum. There’s a bit of veggies in the mix that cannot be tasted in this delicious blend. Carrots have some fresh sweetness in their crispy bite and adding a bit of 100% carrot juice into this smoothie mixture is undetectable. A smoothie is a wonderful way to blend in extra vegetables without the kids knowing. However, I am a firm believer about sneaking it in, but telling them afterwards what they are eating or drinking. I have discovered that it helps to open their minds to how a recipe can help us get foods in our bodies we might not eat alone.
Here is the printable version of the Sun’s Up Smoothie for your convenience:
- 2 cups ice
- 6 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup 100% orange juice
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 cup 100% pure carrot juice
Put everything into the blender, mix it up & serve…who doesn’t want to start their day with a cup of sunshine?
The Sun’s Up Smoothie recipe is a recipe I travel with when visiting schools with the Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club & it’s a ‘thumbs up’ winner for quick and easy breakfast making or after school snacking. I’ve made this smoothie thousands of times with many children – this is not an exaggeration! It’s always a big hit!
More on the Sun’s Up Smoothie Ingredients:
- . Dairy Allergies:
- The Milk: If you have a dairy allergy, replace the milk with your favorite dairy alternative. Depending on your allergy concerns, I suggest you consider rice milk or coconut milk for this recipe. The rice milk is very gentle in flavor. It allows the other flavors to ‘shine’ in this smoothie recipe. It does make the mixture a little icier. If you use coconut milk it adds a bit of a tropical flavor to this mix and is creamier. However, always use alternatives based on your dietary needs.
- The Yogurt: Replace the yogurt with one of your favorite vanilla dairy free yogurt alternatives based on your dietary needs. There are many great options on the market.
- Carrots: Carrots a are a great source of beta-carotene. What’s a beta-carotene? Here’s what the experts have to say (LINK). These orange, crispy bites are filled with other healthy benefits. You can learn more by clicking here.