Getting your kid to eat breakfast should not be a stressful situation, but unfortunately, for me, it often is.... or was, until I stumbled on to smoothies. I know, smoothies have been around forever, they are nothing new, but for me, they revolutionized the way I serve breakfast.
There's no more fighting, whining or crying in the morning... and Micah likes them too. (insert rimshot here) Seriously though, I am really diggin' the idea of smoothies for breakfast. Think about it, most parents resort to serving their kids some sort of cereal or toaster pastry or even worse, nothing and think it's ok, it's really not. Look at the back of a box of cereal and it will shock you all the artificial crap they put in there.
I know cereal is quick and easy, but smoothies can be too and they are all natural, no preservatives or artificial colors or any added sweeteners and yes, the kids will actually drink them, especially if you give it a snazzy name, like strawberry Hulk smoothie or Pinkie Pie smoothie.
Whatever you have to do, just get them to try it, after they try it just once, they will love it. My pickiest of picky eaters requests these every morning and he even knows about the spinach.
You can really make a smoothie out of any frozen fruits (or fresh, but frozen gives it a better consistency, in my opinion) plus some kind of liquid (I use almond milk).
For this exact smoothie, I used..
1 banana, a handful of frozen strawberries, about 1/4 cup of almond milk, a spoonful of whole milk yogurt I found at Aldi and a few baby spinach leaves. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend well.
You can garnish with granola for a little crunch or serve it with a spoonful of fresh whipped cream (or cool whip, I'm not judging). Now, sit back and relax, you just fixed the kids a healthy breakfast.
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