Recently, my kids and I were discussing sugar. I explained to them that using God’s natural sugar is better for our bodies than using sugar processed by man.
Honey, maple syrup, and fruit are sweeteners I prefer to use in a perfect world.
So together, we decided to cut out processed sugar for a whole week. This meant no Oreos, Poptarts, chocolate bars, etc.
Instead, we determined to make sweet afternoon treats that would only use the natural sugars from the list above.
First up, we did Butterfinger Smoothies. You can click for the recipe. But for Natural Sugar Week, we specifically used:
Unsweetened Peanut Butter
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Ground Flax Seeds
In this concoction, the banana is the sweetener. You can add maple syrup or honey if you want, but my kids have never ask for more sweetness.
I linked our favorite IKEA colored kid cups (BPA-Free) because they are fantastic for food allergy families. We color code the kid drinks, especially when friends are over. This helps keep the kiddos’ drinks straight and my food allergy son safe.
Let us know how you like the smoothies and check out our other natural kid snacks here!
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