Cool Down with Lo-Cal Smoothies

Warm weather has set in and so have all those ballgames, summer camps and kids’ activities. If you’re like most parents, you dread having to give your child another sugary slushie from the concession stand, a popsicle with artificial food dyes and not-so-good for you treats. We’re here to help you create a healthy alternative to those unhealthy snacks!

We have charged Jacob the Intern with trying and sampling new smoothie recipes and even put together this great video to show you how to make and enjoy a Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie. (We haven’t tried freezing these yet. We’re thinking it might be a great alternative for frozen treats!) Here are our recommendations for making more.

  • Use fresh or frozen fruit.
  • Use natural sweeteners like honey, Stevia or Agave nectar.
  • To help your kids grow big and strong, consider adding a scoop of protein powder.
  • Use almond milk instead of milks full of sugar and flavors.
  • Squeeze in flax or coconut oils to get good fats in their diets.
  • Try adding your favorite veggie combination. We recommend leafy greens like spinach or kale in small amounts or others like carrots and cucumbers.

There are lots of great recipes out there; you can even create your own or try one of these smoothies. Try these and let us know what you think!

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