How to Make a Kid Friendly Breakfast Smoothie

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Getting your kids to eat healthy is not an easy task – just ask any parent. There’s just too much temptation all around us – pizza, burgers, instant noodles, fries, sodas, chocolates, mac and cheese… the list is almost endless. Convincing them to eat veggies and fruit when all this stares them in the face, can be a huge challenge!

That is when it is time to get creative. One of the easiest ways for you to do that is make them a smoothie for breakfast – it’s filling and nourishing, and takes minimal effort on your part. A smoothie is a pretty attractive proposition for children too; what’s more, if you involve them in the making, they will be quite excited about eating something they made themselves.

A smoothie can be made in such a way that it contains all the essential nutrients your child requires to kick-start the day: healthy fat, protein, calcium, vitamins (especially vitamin C), and other minerals – not to mention, it can be super yummy as well.

One of my favorites is using almond milk and strawberries. Here is a sample recipe:

Kid Friendly Smoothie Recipe:

  • One cup cold nut milk (almond, cashew, coconut)

  • One cup frozen strawberries and bananas

  • One serving of your favorite powders (ie protein, spirulina, spinach, beetroot, peanut, and cacao)

Put in a blender or vitamix and enjoy!

You can of course, make up your own – add other fruit and vegetables like spinach, blueberries, mango, bananas, peaches – whatever is in season.

Smoothies are healthy, supply your kids with energy, and can improve their immunity.

Want to make sure your kids are getting all the nutrients they need? We see kids in our practice every day. All you need to do is schedule a complimentary consultation with our patient care coordinator to get started!