So, moms have to be extra careful to see that their kids have the right kinds of foods and drinks to have adequate energy and fluids in the body.
Usually it is difficult to make kids eat fruits. However, if shakes and juices are made from the same, they enjoy to the fullest.
Here are some easy and interesting recipes of juices and shakes that you can serve to the kids before their playtime rush hour.
1. Watermelon Lemonade
Enjoy the coolness of watermelon and the tangy taste of lemon in this drink.
- Watermelon cut into cubes
- 5 tbsps lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 3 tbps honey
- 3 cups ice cold water
- Salt as per taste
- (Optional items – crushed mint leaves, ½ tsp roasted cumin powder and ½ tsp chaat masala)
Take watermelon cubes and blend in a blender and strain. Keep aside. In the ice cold water add honey, lemon juice and salt and stir well. To this lemonade, add the blended watermelon juice.
You can also add roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and crushed mint leaves to the juice. The juice is poured in a tall glass and served with ice cubes.
2. Mango Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup ripe mango pieces
- 1/2 cup pineapple cubes
- A few mint leaves
- 1/4 – ½ cup cold water
- Little salt and ice cubes
Blend all the above mentioned ingredients together in a blender. If the juice comes out as a thick one, add some more water to it. Pour the juice into some nice tall juice glasses.
Add some mango pieces and ice cubes and serve immediately. Enjoy this juicy and fruity mango pineapple juice.
3. Banana Milkshake
- Banana chopped in pieces
- 1 and ½ cups of chilled milk
- Few drops vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp honey
The chopped banana pieces are put in a blender and half cup of chilled milk is added to the same to make a smooth paste. To this, one cup of chilled milk is added along with the vanilla essence and honey.
All the ingredients are blended together to form a frothy shake. The mixture is poured in a tall glass and served chilled with ice cubes. This milkshake is a great favorite with almost all kids.
With these juices, the kids get the right doses of fruits as well.
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