Some mornings I get into the rut of making my kids the same old breakfast recipes. While I’m comforted by the fact that they love what I make them (Chloe could eat egg and cheese omelettes until she is blue in the face and Kenya, as you may know from last week’s post, is obsessed as of late with museli, it can make me feel like I’m a lazy mom. The biggest issue for me is time. Between me not having a lot of it in the morning and the amount of it it takes my little ones to eat (Kenya can nurse a bowl of cereal for what seems like an eternity), I have to make things that are reasonably simple, but still loaded with as much nutrition as possible.
Recently, I added this breakfast recipe to my rotation and it has quickly become one of our new favorites. I call it Smoothie Your Way because the recipe all depends on what you’ve got sitting in your fridge or freezer or the things your kids enjoy the most. I’ve listed the basic formula for one serving, but don’t let it stop from you improvising to make it just the way your family likes it best. And since you can always change up the ingredients, you never again have to worry about getting into a breakfast idea rut. Each day can truly be your way!
Smoothie Your Way
- 1 banana
- 1 Cup Fruit (of your choice fresh or frozen such as mango, berries,
- papaya, pineapple or cherries)
- 1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt or Kefir
- 1/2 Cup milk (I like to use vanilla rice or almond milk)
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
I have always enjoyed fruit smoothies, but never considered adding greens and other veggies to up the ante. I have to admit that at first, it really didn’t sound too appealing. However, from the very first day that I added some fresh baby spinach to my banana, soy milk, and frozen strawberries, I was utterly hooked! It tasted wonderful and I noticed the positive side effects immediately. They helped to reduce cravings for sweets and aided in my digestion and elimination. (Sorry to have to bring up that topic so quickly, but without healthy elimination of wastes, we are bound-literally speaking-to be unhealthy and unhappy).
By happy accident I saw this recipe this morning while mourning the fact that I am pretty much out of food and desperately need to go shopping. I don’t make smoothies often (although I love them!) because I have a craptastic blender of the highest caliber and it never wants to actually BLEND anything unless there’s a lot of liquid in there. But since I had very few options I decided to give it a go, figuring between the liquidy Bulgarian yogurt I use and the milk, there should be enough liquid for it to blend.
So glad I did! It tasted delicious. I used my favorite Bulgarian yogurt, vanilla almond milk, frozen banana, boysenberries, blackberries, and blueberries, a teaspoon of maca powder, and my last tablespoon of raw Canadian honey. It took a little effort on my blender’s part but it came out smooth and creamy and just the right balance of sweet and tart. A nice breakfast smoothie for a morning that wasn’t looking to promising!
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I add oatmeal to make it more filling..
we make smoothies a lot in our house. A tip…Frozen bananas! are great and can be used instead of ice, also apples make a great base with just water, instead of using milk. Honey is a great addition too.
We had smoothies this morning! Our fav is spinach, a frozen organic berry blend, flax oil, organic OJ and a touch of honey if the berries are too tart. It’s dairy free, nice and thick and super yummy. And I always feel like super mom when I see my kids drinking spinach! 🙂
I’ve been trying to get my 2 yr old to drink smoothies forever (well the last year). Finally I decided to give him a crazy curly straw and of course he drank this right up. Yay!!
My son is almost 14 months and I’ve been making a yogurt blend which he eats w/ a spoon – mostly because i haven’t thought to have him drink it (although i will soon). In his mix, i put in frozen strawberries, blueberries, sometimes mango, plain whole fat yogurt, and now i’ve been adding a touch of vanilla yogurt for sweetness. I’ve been putting kale in his blend which he can’t taste at all but he gets his greens. And then to thicken it up, i put a bit of oatmeal. I think i’ll try spinach next as i just found some organic frozen spinach at the store (I try to use as much organic ingredients in our food as possible). I think i’ll try some of these other combos you moms have suggested. Thanks!
We make ours with less fruit(we use frozen) and some POWDERED oatmeal, to give it some lasting girth! It really gets us through the morning that way!!!
We just went berry picking this past weekend and now have a healthy stash of blueberries, purple raspberries, and black raspberries in my freezer. Can’t wait to make these for my lil guy. It’ll be the perfect morning drink on a hot summer morning. Thanks!
My kids still love your avocado smoothies! They ask me for it all the time. My 2 year old asks me for it whenever she sees avocados in the store!
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I just made this for my 13mo old and she loved it! She usually only gets milk or water, so this was a healthy change up for lunch today. Thanks for all the healthy options you give us for our babies!
I love this smoothie recipe! It’s a great guide for us smoothie newbies to begin from! Thank you for all your great recipes!! There is definitely something here for everyone! I have posted about this recipe and your site at my blog.