This winter has been pretty mild, but it has just started to get cold. The funny thing about the cold is that I just don’t think it effects kids like it does adults. Even though it is freezing, every morning this past week my daughter has requested a smoothie. Because it is harder to eat fruits and veggies in the Winter I have been all about the smoothie. We love frozen fruit because it is flash frozen right after it is picked. That means it has has as many nutrients and as much flavor as fresh! Our smoothie of choice lately has been a Cherry Pineapple Smoothie. It is citrus-y, delicious and packed full of vitamins. And let’s be honest – when the weather is cold, its grey and dreary outside, who doesn’t want to feel like they are in the tropics? And if you can’t be there, at least you can feel like you are eating something tropical.
For this smoothie, we used frozen cherries and frozen pineapple. Both of them are sweet, but also give a bit of tang. We even love to let them sit in a bowl and thaw for a minute and then just eat the fruit! I also add 1/2 a frozen banana for a bit of sweetness.
Then I put in a splash of orange juice and Greek yogurt. Blend and enjoy! We love the flavor of cherry and also the beautiful color of pink it turns your smoothie! Cherries say summer to me, and I love that we can still eat them in the Winter just frozen!
This smoothie takes just minutes to make and is a great breakfast, or even after school snack. If your kids don’t like the texture of cherries, this is a great way to introduce them because they will most likely love the flavor! If you have extra, we like to pour them in our silicone ice pop molds and either refrigerate for a gogurt type snack, or freeze for a frozen treat!