Kid-Approved Healthier Drinks - Blueberry Banana Shake with #NestleNIDO

Kid-Approved Healthier Drinks – Blueberry Banana Shake with #NestleNIDO

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As we prepare for a new year, we are trying new solutions for a healthier lifestyle. My biggest challenge as a mom is to find healthy snacks that my boys will eat or drink and actually enjoy. One thing that always brings a smile to their face and mine is a milkshake! They are easy to make and the boys love their taste. We enjoy mango shakes, black cherry shakes, chocolate shakes and more.

To mix things up, we gave a new recipe a try. Instead of regular or almond milk, we used Nestle NIDO – a powdered milk specially formulated with all the goodness of milk, in addition to a variety of vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid and Zinc. I let my son choose his favorite recipe and he chose Blueberry Banana Shake. Blueberries are great for its antioxidants flavonoids – brain food! Bananas are great for potassium which is an electrolyte and is a preferred natural sugar. All these health benefits of the fruits in combination with Nestle NIDO makes this mama feel great about making these shakes for snacks and supplements. Plus, making shakes with my son is bonus for making memories!

Nutritional Facts Nestle NIDO

The recipe for the Blueberry-Banana NIDO shake is super simple. Combine 8 oz. of Nestle NIDO mixture, 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries (frozen berries keep from having to add ice), one sliced banana. Blend on HIGH for approximately 30 seconds or until fully blended. Serve in your child’s favorite cup! **Increase amount of NIDO or add to milk for children over age of 4.

8oz. warm water

8oz. warm water

4 scoops of Nestle NIDO QueMeansWhat.com

4 scoops of Nestle NIDO

Frozen Blueberries for Nestle NIDO shake QueMeansWhat.com

Frozen Blueberries for Nestle NIDO shake

One sliced banana Nestle NIDO QueMeansWhat.com

One sliced banana

Blend ingredients for 30 seconds for Nestle NIDO shake QueMeansWhat.com

Blend ingredients for 30 seconds

 

And voila! You have a cold and kid-friendly Blueberry and Banana NIDO shake.

Blueberry Banana Nestle NIDO Shake Recipe on QueMeansWhat.com

But do the kids love it?! Well, let’s see what they say. My son has been waiting for his chance to make a review vidoe for his mama’s creations. So, here you go! (Thanks for the shout out, kid!)

GIVEAWAY! $50 Visa Gift Card and 2 Weeks Worth of  NIDO Kinder 1+ products

To help you make healthy changes for your kiddos, we are giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card and 2 Weeks Worth of  NIDO Kinder 1+ products! To enter simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite healthy shake to create for your kids! For added entries, tweet about this giveaway (click to tweet below) and comeback to leave the link to your tweet in the comments (ex: https://twitter.com/quemeanswhat/status/550772386874671104). Winner will be randomly selected January 7, 2015 at 5pm CST.

1/9/15 UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO SIOBHAIN! THANK YOU FOR READING QUEMEANSWHAT.COM

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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17 Responses

  1. The minis like choosing their own fruit & veggie combos to put in the juicer. One of my favorite smoothies is spinach, peanut butter, banana & almond milk

  2. Monique says:

    Love makin them strawberry banana smoothies. I love drinking them too

  3. Monique says:

    Love strawberry banana shakes. Here is my Twitter link I used to tweet : https://twitter.com/momochompers/status/550839583819452416

  4. Siobhain says:

    Love making strawberry pineapple smoothies

  5. Nicole says:

    My kids love strawberry and blueberry banna smoothies! Smoothies are so fun to make especially with family!

  6. marcella aleman says:

    I like making a healthy oatmeal cookie shake for my nephew when he stays with me.it’s hard to find healthy drinks he likes and he loves it.I found the recipe on pinterest.

  7. charityk says:

    i like to add coconut milk and spinach with banana and berry for my kids

  8. Lupita m says:

    My kids love strawberry and bananas shakes 🙂

  9. NiCole W says:

    strawberry banana and pineapple smoothies

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