A wonderful idea to do with your children is to make berry cubes! These pictured above are made with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. My son really likes eating “ice cream” and I don’t mind giving it to him when there’s no actual ice cream in it. The ice cube tray that i used to make these cool star shapes were from Ikea.
Now on to the drink! There is so much yum going on here that you will swear you were having the most fattening thing in the world, but I promise, its healthy! Although it IS a dessert, and should be treated as the occasional sweet fix that it is. Although the sugars in this drink are all natural, it still counts as sugar. There are 18g of sugar in 1/3 cup of dried cranberries. Taking that into consideration, there are numerous health benefits to eating dried cranberries, such as vitamin C, antioxidants, helping to prevent urinary tract infections and other problems of the kidneys such as kidney stones, they ward off infections of the ears, nose and throat, and they are high in vitamin E, helping your skin to glow!
- 4 strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 cup nut or oat milk of your choice
Blend all until smooth and then put them in ice cube trays.
Chocolate Cranberry Delight:
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 tbls raw cacao (Read my post about the health benefits of raw cacao here http://omgirlsguide.com/2013/04/21/the-smile-maker-smoothie/)
- 1/3 cup naturally dried cranberries (make sure it doesn’t contain sulfur)
- 4 tbls hemp protein powder (optional)
Blend it all until smooth and then put the berry cubes in.
The taste as the Chocolate Cranberry smoothie melts the berry cubes will be sure to please even the most demanding of sweet tooth’s