We have smoothies for breakfast a lot in our house. They’re an easy favourite for kids and great for busy mornings. Just pop them in a to-go cup and go! Any leftovers go in the fridge for any potential “hangry” toddler moments that day.
We have a high speed blender that makes super smooth smoothies (it can even heat up soup if you leave it running for a few minutes!), and it allows us to put in extras like greens, oats, etc. that might not blend up quite as smooth in a regular blender. That said, just try adding the ingredients more gradually or running the blender a few extra times to get the smoothie consistency you like.
Tip: Put the yogurt in first, then bananas, any add-ons and add the frozen blueberries last to make sure things blend together well with no chunks. (Confession time: I cracked a blender once by putting frozen strawberries in first. )
The basic recipe:
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 2 or 3 bananas
- 1 or 2 cups of frozen blueberries
- handful of greens (spinach, kale , etc)
- handful of rolled oats
- a spoon or two of ground flax
- a sliced up orange or apple
- a couple of spoons of peanut butter for a protein kick!