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Summer Fun with the Twist N’Pop Cup!

21 June 2010 10 Comments

Summer is here which means lots of time at the beach, BBQs, and thinking of ways to keep my 4-year-old cool during these hot weeks.

My daughter loves sipping interesting drinks but don’t give her soda and try to limit processed juices. She loves water but every now and then I like to mix it up and put something fun in her Twist N’Pop Cup.

Below are a few Fun Summer Sipping ideas! Feel free to use, customize, and modify them to fit your kid’s tastes.

Banana-Pineapple Smoothie

2 bananas
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of vanilla or pineapple yogurt
1 cup of pineapple juice
2 pieces of ice

Peel bananas and place in blender. Add orange juice andyogurt. Next add pineapple juice and ice. Blend for 30-45 seconds.

Berry-Banana Smoothie

1 banana
1/2 cup of raspberries
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 cup milk
1 cup any yogurt

Add the banana, raspberries, blueberries, milk and yogurt. Blend well.

Apple Spice Smoothie

1 cup soy, rice, or dairy milk
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 small apple
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup ice

Wash, peel and core the apple. Cut it into cubes. Add ingredients and blend for 30-45 seconds

Contest! Share a smoothie idea in the comments. One person will win a Twist N’Pop Cup!

Update: The winner is Wen! Thanks for entering!

10 Comments »

  • sue said:

    1 banana
    1/2 cup of orange juice
    2 frozen strawberries
    1 cup of strawberry yogurt
    1 kiwi
    3 ice cubes

  • Mama Ash said:

    I would love to win these cups, I make him smoothies all the time and thank you for these great recipes! I’ll have to post this on to my fan facebook page!
    Everything Mom and Baby

    Super Toddler Smoothie:
    Ingredients: (12months and beyond)
    1/2 cup milk of choice
    1/4/ frozen wild berries
    1/2 banana
    1/4 pear, cored
    1 tbsp hemp/and or rice protein
    2 tsp flax oil
    2 tsp molasses (optional)
    Small handful sunflower sprouts or raw spinach leaves

    1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
    Makes 3/4 cup
    Nutritional Information
    This smoothie is a good source of fibre, antioxidants and omega 3 fats as well as protein that will keep your baby going longer.

  • Milly said:

    Hi wonderful recipes! For those organic conscious moms or those who like to substitute or just take a break from all the antibiotics and hormones once in a while. Try using Silk or almond milk (given you child inst allergic to nuts or soy)There are some wonderful options in flavors as well like Vanilla. Mixing 2 cups or light Vanilla Silk with 2 cups of your favorite organic fruit (ours is raspberries)and a teaspoon of honey, makes a delicious drink

  • Eric said:

    Try this Cantaloupe Smoothie..Kids are going to LOVE it!

    Ingredients

    * 1 cantaloupe – peeled, seeded and cubed
    * 3 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste (or substitute honey)
    * 2 cups ice cubes

    Directions

    1. Place cantaloupe cubes and ice into the container of a blender. Process until the ice is in small pieces. Add sugar, and puree. Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.

  • Amanda said:

    Here’s a healthy and delicious treat!

    Ingredients

    * 1 avocado, diced
    * 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
    * 1/2 cup whole milk
    * 1/4 cup cream of coconut
    * 8 ice cubes

    Directions

    1. Combine avocado, yogurt, milk, cream of coconut, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth.

  • chrystal said:

    I like to mix up the smoothie. ( whatever ingredients there are :) and put it back in the freezer for and hour or so, not too much longer. When you take it out give it a good strong stir and you have your own home made sorbet type dessert.

  • wen said:

    Here is my no blender baby “smoothie” recipe. I buy unsweetened pureed mixed fruit cups, 3% Balkan style yogourt, and use any 100% fruit juice. I mix one tablespoon of each in my 9 month old’s little sippy cup and serve it to her every morning. This is a quick and easy way to make a little bit of smoothie for a small appetite and leaves very little mess to clean up too!

  • Mama Ash said:

    @Milly be careful with Silk and Almond milk as they tend to have Carageenan in it!
    Even if it’s organic, always read ingredients they are sneaky!
    http://www.notmilk.com/carageenan.html

  • Chrissy said:

    Those ALL sound sooooooooooo YUMMY!!! My daughter loves fresh fruit smoothies.

    For something cool and refreshing, I give her a carrot-apple drink.
    4 carrots, washed
    2 apples, washed and cored

    Add these into the juicer and presto! A sweet yet delicious and nutritious beverage. This recipe makes a bit more carrot-apple juice than Little One will drink in one serving, BUT Mama gets to drink the rest! LOL!

    I also do an easy berry smoothie in the blender, since we have lots of berries on our farm.

    handful of blueberries
    handful of strawberries (tops off and hulled)
    handful of raspberries
    1 c milk
    1 c yogurt

    Now that Little One is older, I sometimes add a little bit of local honey. When she was younger, I avoided local honey because it is not pasteurized. She gets a little in her smoothies now though.

  • OMICSGroup said:

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