By contributing writer Tessa
With the start of school just around the corner (or here), finding some quick super nutritious breakfast options is forefront on many mom’s minds. Breakfast is so important as a foundation for building a successful learner!
Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrition into a convenient, very quick breakfast.
I developed this smoothie while on vacation. I did not have a high powered blender, so I needed things that would effortlessly blend in a basic blender. I also wanted to include as many good foods as I could to nourish my little one’s bodies.
Protein is a key ingredient in a balanced, before school meal. Our brains need protein to focus and regulate our moods. This is especially true in kids with ADD, so a typical breakfast cereal or pop tart is simply not going to cut it!
Banana tip: When I have bananas that get over-ripe, I peel them, break them into pieces, and freeze them for later use in smoothies and baked goods.
- 2 cups any milk (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
- 2 ripe bananas, frozen or not
- 3 tablespoons any nut butter (peanut, sunflower, and almond are all tasty!)
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ Haas avocado
- 2 tablespoons gelatin, optional (additional protein - 6g/tablespoon)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt, optional
- Handful ice cubes, optional
- Honey, maple syrup, or stevia drops to taste (this will depend on the sweetness of your bananas)
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
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