Relax, take a sip of this smoothie

Getting the household ready every morning can be quite the challenge. From getting the kids dressed for school, making sure they’ve got all their supplies, and getting them out of the house on time, things can get crazy. And more often than not, that morning whirlwind could mean breakfast gets forgotten. Worry not! We’ve got some smoothie recipes below that can turn all that craziness into every-morning yumminess!

A classic with a twist

Strawberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
2 medium bananas
1 cup of strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup of ground flaxseed
1 cup of spinach, fresh or frozen

 

 

Directions:
– Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender
— For weaker blenders, add small amounts of water (or almond milk) until it begins to blend, making sure you keep the smoothie as thick as possible
– Serve in a glass and maybe add a piece of wheat toast with peanut butter on it on the side.
Yum!

Something a little different


Cherry Avocado Smoothie (large portion)

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of plain yogurt (any kind you and your little one likes!)
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup of frozen cherries
1/4 medium avocado
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

 

Directions:
– Combine yogurt, cherries, cocoa, avocado, syrup and salt in a blender (If you like, feel free to add collagen and/or probiotics)
– Blend on high until pureed and smooth
– OPTIONAL: Add chocolate chips, flax and/or chia, and blend for a few seconds to break down but not fully puree

Optional items to add to smoothie:

  • 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. grass-fed collagen
  • 2 tsp. flax seeds or chia seeds
  • 1 dose of powdered probiotics

Fancy-looking, but super tasty

Double Layer Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Ingredients (Kiwi Layer):
3 kiwis
1 medium banana
1/3 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of milk

Ingredients (Strawberry layer)
1 cup of frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 medium banana
1 1/2 cups of milk

 

 

Directions:
KIWI:
– Place all the kiwi ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
– Add a little milk if your blender is having a hard time processing it
– Pour this layer into 2 to 4 cups (depending on serving size desired)

STRAWBERRY:
– Put all strawberry ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
– Add a little milk if your blender is having a hard time processing it
– Gently pour this layer on top of the kiwi layer
– Serve!

These smoothie recipes should only take 5-10 minutes to make, so hopefully it can make your morning routine a little easier on you, and yummy for your kids! And if you have a sitter helping out in the morning, it’s an easy task to ask them to assist with! Give these recipes a try, and let us know how it goes! Maybe you have a recipe you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear it!