Nutrition: Shake it Up!

Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid.  A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day.  Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time.  Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative.  Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as quick and easy as it is nutritious and fun!

Yogurt, Banana, and Strawberry Shake


  • 1 Small Banana
  • 6 Strawberries
  • ⅔ Cup Plain Yogurt  (Substitute: Soy or Vanilla Yogurt)
  • 3 T. Orange Juice
  • 2-3 T.  2% Milk


  • Slice the banana and strawberries.
  • Puree sliced fruit in a blender or food processor.
  • Add the yogurt and orange juice.
  • Blend until smooth.  (Use milk to thin, if necessary.)