Breakfast time or any morning for that matter, can be chaotic if you don’t know what to make that is quick, easy and nutritious for yourself or your kids. So, something that I have to always keep in mind, especially when it comes to my autistic teen son is to keep things simple and to the point. I came across this fruit and smoothie recipe and was pleasantly surprised that there were only 3 ingredients–yogurt, fruit juice and whatever other frozen fruit you have on hand. The combinations of fruit and yogurt are endless and easy for anyone to learn, especially a visual learner like my autistic son. The whole family loved it, and it was easy enough that my son was able to do it all by himself. All he needed was some modeling by me and his sister as well as the video below and he was able to pull it off effortlessly.
3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt (we used a plain greek yogurt cup)
1/2 cup 100% pure fruit juice (any fruit juice will do)
1 1/2 cups (6 1/2 ounces) frozen fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, pineapple or peaches (any combination of frozen fruit will do, depends on your preference)
Puree yogurt with juice in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add fruit through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.
(NOTE: Push the puree or blend button on your blender, depending on what type of blender you have OR if you just have a Magic bullet, then all you have to do is twist until you hear the click and then press down a few times until it is the consistency that you want.)