If you’re a mom, you must likely have encountered days (and nights) of tummy issues with your kids. From tummy aches to food sensitivity, diarrhea or the dreaded constipation, most moms have seen it all and yet we still survive. Around here, we go through phases of constipation. Constipation stresses me out though because I try really hard to get my kids to eat all their fruits and veggies and I try to make sure they get enough fiber in their diet. But yeah, constipation still happens. As all moms do, a little
detective food tracking work is in order. For our kids, I’ve found that when they are in an “I’m not eating” or “I’m only eating this…” phase, constipation is sure to follow. Enter this yummy tummy smoothie for kids.
So what’s in a yummy tummy smoothie for kids? Greens of course + fruits and one of my favorite liquids, coconut water. Simple enough and highly effective most of the time. And if things are really bad (like too many days of not visiting the bathroom to let it all out) then I add prunes. My kids actually love prunes so they may just get them as a side to the smoothie. On occasion, I’ll also add some probiotics (they take these daily regardless) and a little fiber.
Yummy Tummy Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 c banana
- 2-3 strawberries, cut into chunks
- 1/4 c blueberries
- 1/4 c blackberries
- 1/4 c raspberries
- 1-2 cups fresh greens
- 1 c coconut water
- Add all fruits to blender cup.
- Pour coconut water in.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add more liquid if necessary
- Add prunes, probiotics or fiber to increase nutrients or to help alleviate constipation.
Wondering about the containers I keep our fruits in? No? You should because you will love them. They are the Rubbermaid FreshWorks produce savers and they really work. Now while this yummy tummy smoothie for kids is a must have recipe for parents, these FreshWorks are just as important because we all know produce go bad far too quickly. And they are expensive! Expensive I say especially when you buy organic. I could go on and on about the cost of food that’s good for you and the sometimes sad state of produce in the grocery store but I’ll save that rant for another day.
On average, if I keep my produce stored in the grocery store container, they may last a week but usually less! My kids are used to having a ton of produce because, waste not, want not!
Tip: Never wash or cut up produce before storing unless you plan to freeze them right away.
Tip 2: Let the family know they still need to wash the produce once they take them out of the FreshWorks containers. Trust me, you will need to remind them a few times. LOL.
So cheers to better tummy days with this yummy tummy smoothie.
What’s your favorite smoothie ingredients?
Cheryl BMay 1, 2017 at 7:36 PM
I would store my berries and lettuce in these containers.
KeishaMay 2, 2017 at 12:34 AM
Looks really good! I’m sure the little ones will love it. Thanks for sharing!
NAYSVOICEMay 3, 2017 at 10:30 AM
forget Yummy Tummy for Kids its going to be for me especially for the summer. I tend to stay away from warm food during summer, therefore smoothies and smoothie bowls on deck.
Evelyn ReeseMay 3, 2017 at 5:17 PM
Thanks for this colorful recipe for kids smoothie. I think my granddaughter would love this one since they love raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. I love the ideas for the rubbermaid products as well.
AnitraMay 3, 2017 at 8:12 PM
I need these in my life! My new favorite place to shop is Aldi and the produce is so fresh it does go bad quickly. These containers are awesome.
bethMay 5, 2017 at 10:16 AM
I will store strawberries.
EdyeMay 5, 2017 at 3:10 PM
I would store strawberries!
MitaMay 21, 2017 at 4:44 PM
I will store Blueberries and strawberries.
Hollie JahnkeMay 22, 2017 at 9:33 AM
I would store strawberries in it.
Tracie CooperMay 22, 2017 at 10:43 AM
I would love to store raspberries and strawberries!
Tracy ShaferMay 22, 2017 at 11:34 PM
I love blackberries and raspberries..so probably those.
Lula RugerMay 22, 2017 at 11:39 PM
I would store berries
Melissa CunninghamMay 22, 2017 at 11:42 PM
I’d store vegetables and fruits
shannon vollmerMay 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM
Kelli BrysonMay 22, 2017 at 11:45 PM
I would store my fruit and vegetables in these
Dynal RobersonMay 22, 2017 at 11:56 PM
I would store my fresh berries, Yum!
kelly woodsMay 22, 2017 at 11:58 PM
I will store grapes. Really just about anything. Thank you