Strawberry Julius

A refreshing blender drink made with strawberries, ice, and a hint of vanilla. It’s a great way to get more fruit in your child’s diet, or your own!

1 1/2 cups strawberries
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp powdered milk
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

This drink is one of those things that remind me of being a kid. My parents used to drop my brother and me off at the wave pool on the occasional weekend afternoon, and once we were done swimming we would go to the Orange Julius for a drink. The strawberry ones were my favourite. I wanted to share my favourite childhood drink with my kids by making it at home for them. It turns out that they love them just as much as I did (and still do!). To make them more authentic you can add more sugar and an egg white (this creates more foam), but for my kids’ sake I only put in a tablespoon of sugar and no raw egg. You can also add in a banana to make it thicker and creamier if you feel like it. I hope we’ll be enjoying many more of these cold drinks as the weather gets warmer.

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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