Sensational Smoothies and Lovely Lollies!

Sensational Smoothies!

Smoothies are the perfect party food! Not only are they packed full with important vitamins and nutrients essential for growing children, they are very colourful and, most importantly – kids love them!

Prepare the fruit the night before and place in the freezer – this keeps the smoothies cold and gives them a great consistency. All recipes serve between 8 and 10 children.

Method: Throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth!

  • Little Berry: 4 cups Vanilla Yogurt, 2 cups strawberry nectar, 3 cups frozen quartered strawberries, 4 frozen bananas, sliced
  • Orange Jester: 4 cups orange segments, 3 cups apple juice, 4 cups orange sherbet, 4 cups frozen raspberries
  • Nana Rama: 6 frozen bananas, sliced, 6 passion fruit, halved, 600 ml natural yogurt, 150 ml milk, 3 tsp runny honey
  • Purple Princess: 4 cups frozen vanilla yogurt, 2 cups grape juice, 3 cups frozen red grapes, 3 cups frozen blueberries
  • Peachy Prince: 2 cups natural yogurt, 2 cups sliced peaches, 8 tablespoons frozen apple juice
  • Mud Pie: 2 cups silken tofu (it's in the Supermarket!), 3 cups chocolate milk, 2 cups chocolate sorbet, 4 frozen bananas, sliced, Float a few mini marshmallows on the top as a yummy garnish

Lovely Lollies! 

These lollies can be made and frozen in advance, they are perfect for a hot day, and they last up to two months in the freezer. You can substitute any of the fruit for a different flavour (mango works well) – makes 8

250g Strawberries, 150g Raspberries, 130g Caster Sugar, 1000g Natural Yogurt

  • Blend the fruit in a blender until smooth and place in the fridge
  • Mix the yogurt with the sugar and stir to dissolve, divide between 8 lolly moulds or strong plastic cups and put in the freezer for about an hour
  • Swirl the fruit mixture into the semi-frozen yogurts (they look great if you don't mix too much!) and return to the freezer for at least two hours until they are solid
  • Stand them at room temperature for about 5 minutes before removing them from the moulds