It was the last day of school today for the little ones and for many families it's the day that truly signifies the beginning of summer. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately and we've been spending lots of time outside. The kids are so happy to be out with the other kids on the street, riding bikes, rollerblading, skipping rope, and all that fun stuff.
With all that physical exercise the kids get hot pretty quickly and are always asking for a cool treat. Needless to say we've been going through a lot of freezies lately! But freezies are full of sugar and empty calories. Surely there's a better solution. My girls love having smoothies for breakfast, so I thought why not take these delicious and super nutritious smoothies and turn them into a frozen summer treat!
Silk Almond Smoothie Pops
I went super simple with our smoothie pops. I simply added to my Vita Mix blender, 1 banana, 8 strawberries, and a 1/2 cup of Silk Almond. If you want, you can had a few drops of vanilla and sweetener of your choice like honey. You can also find great smoothie recipes and inspiration for your own Smoothie Pops at drinksilk.ca.
We're very excited to be going strawberry picking next weekend for the very first time. So you can be sure that we'll be making lots of delicious smoothies and smoothie pops with our freshly picked strawberries. Take advantage of whatever is in season throughout the year. The recipe for the Mango Lassi Smoothie on the website sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try that one out.
I'd love to hear your favourite smoothie recipes and what healthy summer treats you give your kids. Leave me a comment below and let me know :)
Silk Summer of Smoothies Sweepstakes
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The contest ends July 27th
Open to Canadian residents only - excluding Quebec
One prize will be awarded each week ~ Enter once daily
Prize: A kit that includes a Vitamix blender, a $350 Visa gift card, a Silk tumbler, eight Silk coupons (each good for one free 1.89 L Silk of any variety), and five recipe cards.