I'm not a great fan of children's yogurt drinks as they are generally ladened down with sugar and are quite expensive, however I know they are a very popular choice with children. One of my boys has a particular love for these drinks. A few months back I had to get him an antibiotic, for a rather nasty cough, and to his absolute delight the doctor advised me to pick up one of the popular brands of drinks for him to take, while on his antibiotic. Seemingly there is enough 'good bacteria' in these drinks to help out the gut while on an antibiotic. Never was he so happy to take medicine!
If you have a child who loves their yogurt drinks as a real treat make your own version which will be a lot tastier and a lot more nutritious than a shop bought variety. Irish blueberries are coming to the end of their season so take the opportunity to buy some to have in the freezer, making it very handy to blitz up this delicious shake.
Strawberry & Blueberry Shake
100g blueberries (frozen)
150g greek yougurt
2 tsp honey
1. Place all the ingredients into a large jug and combine with a hand blender until smooth.
2. Pour into a chilled flask for a lunchtime treat.
Photos & styling by Nessa Robins.
This recipe featured in the Aug/Sep issue of Easy Parenting.