“Hey, mom! What can I have for a snack?” Mindy Lockard has the solution to curb your child’s after-school cravings. These smoothies are easy, delicious and a good way to sneak in nutrients without your kids even knowing it. You can even freeze, then thaw them for convenient breakfasts or your own late-night cravings.
A boost of nutrients
Smoothies are an excellent way to get a healthy dose of vitamins. Peaches, strawberries and blueberries are packed with vitamin C to support your immune system. While, spinach boasts vitamin A, folate, iron and magnesium.
Not only is the fruit in these smoothies great for you, but so is the yogurt. Full of active good-for-your-gut bacteria, yogurt can improve digestion and support your immune function. It’s also packed with calcium, for better bone health, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Don’t do dairy? Try your smoothie with almond or coconut milk for a vegan twist.
Make it your way
Mindy recommends using Willamette Valley Fruit Company frozen peaches and berries, as well as fresh spinach and Tillamook yogurt, but the great thing about smoothies is that you can make them anyway you want! Go tropical by adding mango, pineapple and banana or make it even more green by adding kale, extra spinach and avocado.
Enjoy your smoothie as is, or top it with your favorites! Mindy adds oats, coconut shavings and berries, but you can top your smoothie with any of your favorite fruits, like banana and kiwi, or protein powerhouses, like almonds, pumpkin seeds and cashews.
Want an extra, extra boost? Try adding chia seeds for more fiber and omega-3s.
Save and store
Store these smoothies in serving-size mason jars to easily have on-hand. Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or a no-effort after school snack, you will love the convenience of these smoothies, which can be frozen then thawed and enjoyed when you need them.
Other smoothie options
Market of Choice has you covered. Our delicious Market Barista Super Blends are an easy, convenient way to enjoy a flavorful, nutritious smoothie when you’re on the go. Ask your Market Barista to make you one of these nutrient-dense flavors: Popeye’s Favorite, Good Greens or Super C Energizer.
3 c frozen Willamette Valley Fruit Company peaches
2 c frozen Willamette Valley Fruit Company mixed berries
2, 6 oz containers Tillamook yogurt
2 c fresh spinach
1 T tepid water
mason jars with lids
1. Put peaches, berries, yogurt and spinach in a blender
2. Start blender, add water halfway through blending
3. Finish blending until smooth and creamy
4. Pour into jars ¾ of the way
5. Add desired toppings: oats, coconut shavings, berries
6. Enjoy or store in the freezer (thaw frozen smoothies before enjoying)
If you like this recipe, you may also like our online recipes for Fruit Smoothies, Fresh Peach and Berry Cobbler, Challah French Toast with Oregon Berry Compote and Crème or Superfood Buddha Bowls.