Healthy Strawberry Smoothies

Healthy Strawberry Smoothies

Simple to make, perfect for preparing ahead and so delicious, the kids will think they are drinking a milkshake for breakfast.  Fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and milk make this smoothie recipe a filling and nutritious morning option.

Sometimes kids just don’t want to eat in the morning, hey I get that, I have mornings like that too.  As a parent, we can’t just let them head out to school with an empty tummy, no matter how much they refuse to eat.  Guess what? You don’t have to.

When you are busy or the kids are not in the mood for eggs, this protein packed smoothie will do just fine.  They are even great as a make a head breakfast.  Just whip up a batch of smoothies the night before, pour them into small mason jars,  Tighten the lids and store in the fridge over night and voila!  Breakfast is ready when the kids are.

Just so you know, a strawberry smoothie can replace breakfast or any meal, in fact.  By using Greek yogurt and milk, you have plenty of protein and calcium to feed the kids body.  Adding the bananas and strawberries, gives this beverage a punch of vitamines and minerals.  So there’s no need to worry if smoothies are a complete meal.  It is.

For other make ahead breakfast ideas that everyone will love, try these Raspberry Bran Muffins or this Hearty French Toast recipe.

 

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Milk (or dairy free alternative).
  • Strawberries (frozen works best).
  • Banana slices (frozen works best).
  • Greek yogurt.
  • Honey

Instructions:

1. Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.

2. Blend until smooth and frothy.

3. Pour into two small glasses and serve.

Tips:  Freezing the fruit before hand ensures that the smoothies are thick and cold.  If you rather, you can add ice instead, but I find freezing fruit simple enough to do.  You can interchange a variety of ingredients making whole new flavours every time.  Be creative and get the kids involved with picking out their favorite fruits.

Strawberry Smoothies

Do you have any great breakfast recipes that your kids love?  I’d love to hear what they are, drop me a comment below.

Healthy Strawberry Smoothies

These strawberry/banana smoothies are packed full of wholesome goodness. Starting your kid's day with a powerful breakfast containing calcium, protein and vitamins, is the best thing you can do for them.

  • Prep Time: 2m
  • Total Time: 2m

Ingredients

  • 1 c skim milk or non dairy beverage
  • ½ cup sliced bananas (frozen)
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries (frozen)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. of honey

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve.

Strawberry Smoothies

 

 

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I'm Dawn, chief cook and bottle washer here at Taste of Yum. Creating healthy meals that my whole family will love, is my thing. Keeping it real with wholesome ingredients and managing a happy balance (yes, that means treats too). Healthy starts in the kitchen. Also a busy mom, Certified Kid's Nutritionist and Foodie.

4 comments

    • Dawn says:
      Hi Bev, thank you! You may use protein powder if it's child specific, but I am a firm believer that nutrition starts with real food, therefore, I recommend Greek yogurt. If your child is allergice to dairy, you could try chia seed and nut butter for a protein punch. This is your decision as you know your child best. By the way, there are some really great protein powders for kids that are deemed whole foods. I hope this helps.
  1. Pam says:
    Such a simple and delicious smoothie. My kids (and myself) are loving it. I've changed up the fruit each time easily - making it a great way to use up whatever frozen fruit I have in the freezer. Thanks for reminding me how simple smoothies - can be so yum!

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