Big Milk Smoothies!

If your anything like me you’ll find it really satisfying to watch your children eat a good healthy meal or gobble down a bowl of fruit, I would love to be able to say that every evening my girls eat up all the veg on their plate but the truth is they don’t always, sometimes it can feel like a bit of a battle.

You have to of been hidden under a rock if you’ve missed all the media coverage on childhood obesity – it’s scary. On the whole I do like to think my girls eat a pretty good balanced diet and they do enjoy the odd treat, they love ice-cream (who doesn’t) but I like to keep it as a treat and not something they have everyday.

One thing I am a fan of is sneaking extra fruit and veg into food and drink and making it fun for them one of my favourite ways is with smoothies my girls love them there is never any arguments over how much fruit is going into them they love seeing it all mixed up.

When I was asked by Arla if I’d like to have a go at whipping up a smoothie with some of their ‘Big Milk’ I didn’t hesitate I knew the girls would really enjoy helping me with this.

milk 1Arla big milk is fresh whole milk that is enriched with key vitamins and minerals, containing iron which contributes to cognitive development, vitamin D for normal bone development and naturally rich in calcium for the development of strong bones and teeth. Arla big milk has been specifically designed to meet the needs of growing toddlers from the age of 1-5 as part of a balanced diet.

So really simple I used my Breville active blend because I love it so much, I don’t think I’ve mention it in a blog post before but you’ll of seen it if you follow me on Instagram it’s really quick and convenient, I just added all the ingredients which for my two toddlers was:
1 banana (frozen works really well in this)
2 handfuls of strawberries
a handful of blueberries
Roughly 300ml Arla big milk.

Whiz it all up for a minute or 2 and serve.

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Ridiculously cute mini milk bottles are optional but I know my girls get so excited by these and will drink the lot!

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They didn’t last long the kids really enjoyed them and I am happy knowing they are getting a couple of their 5 a day, calcium, iron, vitamin D and vitamin A all in one. Arla big milk has been a big hit and I am going to be sticking to it from now on.

This post was written in collaboration with Arla all thoughts, opinions and photo’s are my own. 

16 Comments

  1. June 16, 2015 / 6:03 am

    I am the same! When Jack eats healthy it makes me happy! These look delicious and perfect for little ones! #twinklytuesday

  2. June 16, 2015 / 7:16 am

    Looks yummy! I will make these for my children and I’m sure I will have some too 😉

  3. June 17, 2015 / 7:39 am

    This looks so yummy.
    My daughter keeps having sneaky sips of my green smoothies & loves them so much i’ve started making her a little mini cup.
    These milky versions look absolutely delicious though. x

    #kidscorner
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  4. June 17, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Mine all love smoothies but I’ve not seen this milk until today. I will keep an eye out for it and give it a try X #kidscorner
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  5. June 17, 2015 / 8:43 am

    I’ve never heard of Big Milk, don’t think they sell it in my Tesco but I’ll keep and eye out for it. Sounds good! The milkshake looks yummy and I love the bottles! x #kidscorner
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  6. June 17, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Must try these! I also end up having to sneak vegetables in as Arjun can be a little fussy. I especially love the super cute mini milk bottles!x

  7. June 18, 2015 / 11:36 am

    Those smoothies look fab!! I find it hard to get fruit into Oliver so going to make him this smoothie to see if he enjoys it 🙂
    #KidsCorner
    xx

  8. June 18, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    These look really yummy, and so healthy too x

  9. June 22, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Those smoothies look fantastic! My kids love them too. They are adorable in the little bottles. Thank you for hosting #KidsCorner x

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