Frozen Fruit Smoothies

My kids just love smoothies, and will often ask for me to make them for them to enjoy at school. It sounds like a lot of work, but really, if you keep some frozen fruit or berries in the freezer, you can whip up 4 serves of this delicious frozen fruit smoothie in just a couple of minutes.

Most of the ingredients of this fun, fruity smoothie are general household fridge items – milk, a kid-sized tub of yoghurt (any flavour is fine but I opted for vanilla), half a cup of fruit juice (I used apple but any variety is fine too), a ripe banana and two cups of frozen fruit. I used a mixture of berry blends in this smoothie. It was a great opportunity to use up some of the mostly empty bags of frozen fruit I had in the bottom of the freezer!

You can add some honey for sweetness if you like.

Now, this part is really tricky.

Just kidding, dump everything into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy!

It literally took me three minutes to measure out the ingredients and make this smoothie for my children. It took longer to rummage through the freezer to find the frozen fruit!

This smoothie is terrific frozen overnight and popped into lunchboxes in the morning. Not only will the reusable pouches keep the lunchbox contents nice and cool, but it will mostly thaw for a cool, refreshing drink by the time your child is ready for it.

Ingredients

Method

Place all items into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or pour into pouches for later consumption. You can freeze the pouches for up to two months or store in the fridge for up to three days.

This recipe makes enough smoothie mixture to fill approximately five 200ml clear reusable pouches.