Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Healthy Candy Corn Striped Smoothies

Monday, October 13, 2014

Healthy Candy Corn Striped Smoothies

I think it's officially safe to call it Candy Corn season! It's chilly in the morning and night hear in the Northeast, and all the Halloween candy is out in full force everywhere.  I'm not a huge fan of candy corn (but my kiddos are) so I'm trying to trick them today with some candy corn striped smoothies.

There is no actual candy corn in these - so you could call it false advertising, but whatever anything to get them to try it.  These smoothies are made from greek yogurt, pineapple and tangerines.

In a blender, add 1 peeled tangerine with 1/2 cup of yogurt and about 1/4 cup of milk.  And blend it up until all smoothie-like.  If it's too liquid-y add a little more yogurt.

Do the same with the pineapple.  I used 1 cup of frozen pineapple with 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup of milk.  The "white" layer is just the yogurt and milk with about 2 tablespoonful of honey.  You can also add honey to the orange and pineapple layers if you like your smoothie sweeter.  Then just layer the colors one on top of the other.  Easy.

If you want deeper candy corn colors you can add a little orange or yellow food coloring but I was trying to keep it pretty simple.  Top with a little pineapple and freeze dried orange.  If you don't drink right away, pop them in the freezer until served.  (You'll need to thaw them a little if you freeze for too long obvi).

 I thought they were super yummy. A fast and healthy "candy corn" treat! Here's hoping I fool the kids into eating these today!

What is your favorite Halloween treat? And what are you whipping up this Halloween?

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