Here is a yummy smoothie recipe that my kids threw together this morning all by themselves (I was there of course but just watching). A “Magic Bullet” is a super conveinent tool for the kids to use and make smoothie prep easy for small hands. If there is ever an argument for a surplus of berries in the freezer, this is it.
My Kids Favorite Breakfast Smoothie
Basic Smoothie Ingredients:
- Vanilla peach yogurt – small single serve cup
- 4 large frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup of soy milk, plain
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Healthy Add-Ins, choose one or two:
- flax oil 1tsp per serving
- wheat germ 1-2 tsp per serving
- flax seeds (should be ground first) 1 tsp per serving
- chia seeds 1 tbsp per serving
I wouldn’t add all four things to the same smoothie! You might start to develop a taste of “too healthy.” Especially for the kids. My kids don’t like seeds in their smoothies — this includes raspberry seeds and flax, unless it is ground and they can’t detect it. Quantities above made enough for one smoothie my 2 kids shared.
A note about Chia seeds!
I’ve just discovered theses little gems and I just love them. They add protein and good fats. Bonus! – you don’t have to grind them first. Just throw them in. They sorta dissolve and add thickness and creaminess to the smoothie. I think they are tasteless. And because they dissolve the kids don’t mind them. Just a caution — keep them dry and make sure you don’t stick a wet spoon into the bag. I found a clumpy mess in mine from yesterday’s smoothie and had to throw a bunch out. You should be able to find these at any health food store. The Bulk Barn carries them. For myself I would add 2 tbsp to my smoothie.