At times, we can become bored by eating the same thing every day for breakfast or occasionally simply love to ‘play’ in the kitchen on a weekend!
Smoothies are a delicious and quick way to ensure your children are getting the right nutrients and are fun to measure and mix!
Mix different combinations of fruit, vegetables, oats and other healthy alternatives to create yummy smoothies that will give your children lots of energy to last the day.
Smoothies are also a great idea if you are pushed for time in the morning, taking only a few minutes to put together. You can also prepare the ingredients the night before to save you even more time during the morning rush! Here are 2 of our favourite recipes.
Banana Chia Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup natural yoghurt
- 1 tsp honey
- ¾ cup milk of your choice
Strawberry Quinoa Smoothie
- 130g frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp quinoa flakes
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp low fat Greek yoghurt
- ¾ cup (180ml) milk of your choice
All you have to do is place all of the ingredients into a stick blender and voila!
These smoothies are great as they include lots of different nutritious foods that your children will love. We are told that bananas are high in potassium, tryptophan, B6, Vitamin C, manganese and fibre – we aren’t sure exactly what these all do but they taste delicious!
Chia seeds are known as a superfood full of iron, potassium, vitamin C, fibre, omega 3 and protein. Milk and yoghurt also give your child a boost of calcium to keep them happy and healthy with strong bones.
At Jenny’s ELC, our children love helping to cook and make different things for a variety of meals. It’s great to see the children enjoy preparing food to help to make a yummy and healthy meal!
Let us know if this is a hit at your house!