Fun Smoothies for the Whole Family
Morning off to a rough start? Have no idea of what to make for breakfast? Try these fun smoothies the whole family will love!
Now that school is back in session, it feels like our time has been stretched to capacity. Making breakfast should not be an added challenge.
Try these two easy smoothie recipes to help get your day off to a smooth start.
Cocoa Loco Smoothies
This chocolate banana smoothie is a crowd favorite in our house. Just five simple ingredients are all you need!
- Two bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate almond milk
- Greek Yogurt
Before we had chocolate almond milk, we used vanilla almond milk. In addition, we used a pack of cocoa powder from a hot chocolate mix. Listen! Somedays you have to improvise!
Now, if you want to be extra (because why not!) add some avocado for some healthy fats! Try a scoop of your favorite protein powder or supplement.
In your blender layer your two bananas, two tablespoons of peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter), one cup of almond milk, three tablespoons of Greek yogurt and a cup of ice.
Blend on high until smooth. Depending on the consistency of your preference, add more liquid as you desire.
Berry Happy Smoothies
This is our second favorite. Again, very simple to make and under ten minutes to prep. Don’t forget, you can even use these recipes to make into your favorite smoothie bowls.
- Bag of frozen berry mix (we get ours from Aldi)
- Greek Yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Water (or juice if preferred)
Now, for the berry smoothie, we refrain from using almond milk as a base. Using water is our preference, you can also use a fruit juice for added flavor.
Depending on your sweet tooth, you can also add a swirl of honey for some added pizazz.
Add a cupful of frozen berries (sometimes we skip the ice since the berries are already frozen)
Follow with two tablespoons of Greek yogurt, add more depending on the consistency you prefer.
Lastly, add two teaspoons of Chia seeds. This recipe is fiber filled and will be sure to fill those hungry bellies.
To add more veggies to their diets, you can surprise the kiddos with adding spinach as a natural iron source.
Finally, add two cups of the liquid of your choice.
Smoothies are such a fun and easy way to get those veggies and fruits in! They offer vitamins and nutrients without the added sugar!
I hope your family enjoys these recipes just as much as mine does. Share with us your favorite recipes in the comments below.
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