Frozen Fruit Smoothie and Sorbet

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Hot summer days can be exhausting, especially for little ones. Frozen fruit smoothies and sorbets provide a welcome chill for busy bodies and help replenish vitamins and minerals. See our recipe that will keep your kids healthy and satisfied.

Ingredients (about 4 servings)

1 cup fresh milk (or soy, almond or rice milk)
1 cup  plain yogurt
1 cup frozen banana, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen mango, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen papaya, peeled and chopped
4-5 slices of fresh ginger (or 1 tsp. of ground ginger)
Frozen fruit smoothie
Directions
1. Add frozen fruit to blender and follow with yogurt and milk
2. Blend on “crush” setting to break larger chunks
3. Blend on speed 10 to 12 (or higher) until all ingredients become smooth
4. Serve in a tall glass with a straw

You can also freeze your smoothie in plastic or aluminum containers with airtight lids and serve them later, either as:

– smoothie: remove container from freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes; serve in glass with a straw. You can also give it a whirl in the blender for a smoother texture.
– sorbet: remove container from freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes; serve with a spoon. For a smoother sherbet, blend for few seconds on a crush setting and serve in a small bowl or glass with a spoon.
Fruit sorbet
This combination of fruit and yogurt is an excellent source of vitamins A, B5, B6, C and E, as well as great source of potassium, calcium and other minerals and antioxidants. It will provide an immediate boost of energy and help improve our immune system.
We are not adding any sugar to our fruit smoothies as fruit is loaded with it naturally, but if you really need to sweeten up your smoothie a notch, consider any of the better sugar alternatives.
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