I am not judging you if you went to Starbucks and quickly snagged the Unicorn drink. Mad props to them for an awesome marketing idea. That said, sugar and my child do not exactly blend well (see what I did there.. frap.. blend…).
A few inspiring posts later from some health-coach friends and here is the result!
This was super easy, as are most smoothies, because you literally just throw things in a blender and go.
Add the frozen fruit on top – if you put it all in the bottom your blender will get jammed up (this was a live and learn thing – it had been awhile since I made a smoothie).
If you add the sprinkles to a small amount of yogurt and then let it warm up, it will be drippy. If you want it to hold a bit firmer, stir it right before you use it (think how ice cream would melt). I “painted” mine right after stirring them together.
Definitely call it “the Unicorn Drink” when you give it to kids. This is half the magic. Wrap them up and make them feel like this is a complete treat. Both of my kids were freezing today so I put them in the bathtub with this drink.
One full glass later, my son was asking for another and wanted to have the “Unicorn Drink” in his lunch this week. This is kind of a miracle because my son doesn’t love to eat and clearly, the drink was as tall as his head.
This was a win for our family – two kids with very different tastes (none of which include spinach), sprinkles, asking for more, easy bath time and nutrition for a snack. Yes, yes, yes.
Those Starbucks marketing gurus – thank you for the inspiration. If my kids didn’t go absolutely bonkers on sugar, we may never have found this new family favorite!
Feel free to post your versions of this drink in the comments below.