The Melted Snowman Smoothie by Jodie Fitz

3 cups ice

1½ cups low-fat milk

6 oz. PICS low fat vanilla yogurt

1 banana

3 tablespoons PICS honey

1 ½ teaspoons PICS vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to a blender, blend well and serve.

 

Create a Snowman Mason Jar! This craft is simple and fun.  Here are the supplies you will need:

Mason jar

Ribbon

2 buttons

Double stick tape

Scissors

Decorative Paper Straws (optional)

Measure, cut and tie ribbon around the jar rim and adhere two buttons to the front of the jar with double stick tape. Serve your Melted Snowman with a colorful paper straw.

Dairy allergies? Substitute your favorite dairy free yogurt and milk alternatives. Coconut based products help keep this recipe thick and creamy.

Cooking with Kids! Every recipe has lessons, small and big, that encourage life and cooking skills. Here are a few to focus on:

  • Measuring ingredients
  • Peeling a banana
  • Blending
  • Blender safety
  • Pouring
  • Following directions
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KCC Sun's Up Smoothie

by Jodie Fitz

3 cups ice

2 cups PICS 100% orange juice

1-cup PICS low fat milk

½ cup 100% pure carrot juice

1 banana

6 oz. PICS low fat vanilla yogurt

1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract

1 tablespoon PICS honey

Add the ice, orange juice, milk, carrot juice, banana, yogurt, vanilla extract and honey into a blender.  Blend the ingredients until the ice is fully crushed.

Serve and enjoy!  After all, who doesn’t want to start their day with a cup of sunshine?

More on the Sun’s Up Smoothie Ingredients:

Dairy Allergies

  • The Milk:  If you have a dairy allergy, replace the milk with your favorite dairy alternative.  Depending on your allergy concerns, I suggest you consider rice milk or coconut milk for this recipe.  The rice milk is very gentle in flavor. It allows the other flavors to ‘shine’ in this smoothie recipe.  It does make the mixture a little icier.  If you use coconut milk it adds a bit of a tropical flavor to this mix and is creamier.  However, always use alternatives based on your dietary needs.
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  • The Yogurt:  Replace the yogurt with one of your favorite vanilla dairy free yogurt alternatives based on your dietary needs.  There are many great options on the market.

Leftovers?  No worries turn them into freeze pops!   Pour the leftovers into the 7 oz.  PICS paper coated cups and place them in the freezer for one hour.  Then add a wooden craft stick to the center and let them freeze overnight. 

Carrot Juice:  100% carrot juice can be found in the produce aisle at Price Chopper/

Market 32 Supermarkets.  There is also a delicious blend of 100% carrot juice with turmeric and ginger added.

Lessons for Children when making this smoothie recipe;

  • Measuring ingredients
  • Pouring
  • Blending
  • Blender Safety
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

by Jodie Fitz

1 – 1 ½ cups PICS frozen fresh strawberries

1 cup PICS Greek vanilla yogurt

¼ cup PICS honey

1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract

Place the frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla extract into a blender or food processor.  Blend until the ingredients form into a soft serve ice cream consistency. 

Scrape the mixture into a bowl and top it with the following;

  • 2 tablespoons PICS peanut butter
  • Granola cereal
  • Organic coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seed, ground
  • Fresh strawberries

Enjoy!

More thoughts on the Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl:

Dairy Allergies? Replace the Greek vanilla yogurt with your favorite dairy free yogurt alternative.  There are several great options depending on your needs in the dairy aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

Peanut Allergies?  Substitute the peanut butter for WOWButter®.  It’s a peanut/tree nut free alternative located in the allergy friendly aisle at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores.

Lessons for Children when making this smoothie recipe;

  • Measuring ingredients
  • Blending
  • Blender/Food Processor Safety
  • Following directions

 

 

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