Monster Smoothies for Halloween
I like making food fun for kids. If you have a kid that won’t eat fruit then give them monster smoothies with cute marshmallow eyes and watch it disappear. They will be so busy thinking you are the coolest mom on the planet that they won’t notice you just gave them a glass full of fresh fruit.
When I was a kid you couldn’t pay me to eat fruit and veggies. Dinner was battle time for me. Why would I eat fruit and veggies because my mom was the best baker in the world? Everyone was always oohing and awing over her desserts, but I never heard anyone give her a standing ovation for Brussels sprouts. She might have had an easier time tricking me if she would have given me my fruit in the form of a monster smoothie.
Supplies for Monster Smoothies Eyes:
Cute Paper Straws
2 Chocolate Chips
Icing or melted white chocolate to glue on the eyes.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Honeydew Kiwi Lime Smoothie
Pomegranate Berry Smoothie
Monster Glasses-I found these at Old Time Pottery and they worked perfectly! I can’t find a direct link for them but, I did find some similar at Crate&Barrel and Katom. You might look at your local Wal-Mart or Dollar General Store before you order them online.
The eyes are so easy to make that your kids might actually make you one. Wouldn’t that be nice?
The cute monster eyes are made with 2 straws, 2 marshmallows, and 2 chocolate chips.
Begin by poking a hole in the round size of each marshmallow with a skewer. A skewer is sharper than a straw so it will make a nice hole for your straw. It will also help keep your straw clean.
Then, slide the straw into the hole you made with the skewer. To know where to place the marshmallow eyes, measure your glass so you will know how far down the straw to slide the eyes.
Next, use the skewer to poke a small hole into the flat part of the marshmallow. Then, melt a little white chocolate to use as glue to attach the chocolate chip to the marshmallow. Follow the melting directions on the chocolate package.
Then, dip the pointed side of the chocolate chip into the melted chocolate and place it in the hole you made with the skewer.
Let the eyes dry completely so the chocolate chips will stay in place. Once they are dry, add them to your favorite smoothie and voila, you have a healthy monster smoothie for your kiddos.
If you are looking for a smoothie recipe, click the images below.
I hope your kids like fruit and veggies more than I did. If not, I feel for you and hope these monster smoothies’ help. If you find a creative way to get them to eat Brussels sprouts let me know. Maybe I will give them a try. Maybe?