You probably struggle most mornings just trying to figure out what to make for breakfast that’s quick, healthy, and that the whole family will enjoy.
The ideal solution is a smoothie! Even picky kids tend to love smoothies, and it’s easy to sneak in a few greens by disguising the taste with fruit.
Whenever possible, use fresh, organic ingredients to ensure the maximum nutrition is going into each smoothie – without any harmful toxins.
If you haven’t made many smoothies yet and want to start out with something that will introduce them to the delicious creaminess of a good smoothie, the Peach Melba will do the trick. It looks pretty and it tastes fabulous in addition to being packed with important vitamins and antioxidants.
Just blend about 1 cup organic frozen raspberries; ¼ cup lemon juice; 1 tablespoon raw, organic honey; 1 cup frozen organic peaches; 8 ounces plain Greek-style yogurt and 1 ½ cups coconut milk for an incredibly tasty drink everyone will love.
Green Fruit Smoothie
Now that the kids know just how good a smoothie can be, try this green fruit smoothie. This is a good next step as it’s actually made with all green fruits so it will taste quite a bit sweeter than most other green drinks, making it a great way to introduce the emerald hued smoothie before attempting a green veggie based drink.
This smoothie is filled with vitamin K, omega-3 fats, vitamin C and E, folate, manganese and potassium as well as lots of fiber.
Blend together 1 kiwi, unpeeled but with the hard ends removed; ¼ peeled avocado (yes, it is technically a fruit); about 1 cup seedless grapes (preferably partially frozen as it will provide a slushier texture) and ¼ cup coconut milk.
Green Veggie Smoothie
Now that they know how good a green fruit smoothie is, consider putting together a green veggie smoothie. Just blend together 1 large peeled and segmented orange; ½ large banana sliced into chunks; 6 large strawberries; 2 cups spinach leaves; 1/3 cup plain Greek-style yogurt and 1 cup ice.
This is a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetable into your whole family’s diet – and get everyone off to a good start in the morning.
Adding avocado to this fabulous smoothie is another great way to incorporate healthy fats into your family’s diet. It also provides an especially rich and creamy flavor for a fruit smoothie.
Blend together 2 halved, pitted and peeled avocados; 2 cups slightly thawed frozen blueberries; 1 cup Greek-style yogurt; 1 tablespoon raw, organic honey and 1 ½ cups coconut milk.
Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie
This one really packs a nutritious punch with lots of antioxidants along with a special deliciousness no kid, or adult, can resist!
Blend together 2 leaves lacinato kale; ¼ cup frozen blueberries; 2 tablespoons cacao powder; 1 banana; 1 to 2 pitted medjool dates and 1 cup hemp or almond milk.
This is a wonderful way to get everyone to eat one of the world’s healthiest foods, kale, and they won’t even know it’s there.
Now you’ve got a smoothie for every weekday! Enjoy, and toast your family’s good health.
-The Alternative Daily