Healthy banana smoothie

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Healthy banana smoothie

Recipe for healthy banana smoothies that make a great calcium rich drink or snack for kids.

Number of servings: Makes 2 kids serves or 1 adult serve
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: None
Difficulty rating: Easy

Age recommendation:

Toddlers and older children. To make this recipe suitable for babies 9 months and older leave out the milk and just use the banana and yoghurt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 150ml milk
  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt (Greek is better)

Method:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and whizz until they are combined.
  • Serve immediately.

Tips:

  • Served-banana-smoothieThis makes a great breakfast on the run – pop into a smoothie container with a straw and serve with a healthy muffin, like these apple bran muffins.
  • Turn this banana smoothie into a healthy chocolate milkshake for dessert by adding 2tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (~3.5g)
  • You can use a variety of fruits including berries and mango, to make different flavoured smoothies.
  • Don’t use over-ripe bananas, the flavour will be too strong. Save over-ripe bananas for making cake.

Nutritional content per child sized serving:

 Energy 462.65 kJ
110.57 cal
 Protein 5.16 g
 Total fat 3.93 g
 Saturated fat 2.48 g
 Carbohydrates 12.95 g
 Total sugars 11.75 g
 Fibre 0.92 g
 Sodium 54.54 mg
 Cholesterol 15.20 mg
 Potassium 344.33 mg
Calcium 144.97 mg
Iron 0.16 mg
Zinc 0.56 mg

 

References

  1. AusNut. Nutrient Database. 2007. [cited 27 April 2012]. Available from: (URL link)
  2. Queensland Health. Introduction to Solids. 2008. [cited 8 December]. Available from: (URL link)
Date Created: January 14, 2014 Date Modified: January 17, 2014

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