Recently, I’ve absolutely LOVED making smoothies for breakfast, and it’s awesome because Baby J also loves mommy’s smoothies, which means he gets an extra serving of fruits and veggies in the morning! Originally, my love for smoothies started as a desire to start juicing, but considering we don’t have a juicer and another small appliance wouldn’t fit in our home, I thought that I could still get all those good nutrients in a smoothie! Here’s the recipe for my FAVORITE type of smoothie.
*Note: You can throw pretty much any fruit and veggie into the blender and the fruit taste will overpower the veggie taste, making smoothies a great way to get veggie-resistant kiddos an extra serving of that goodness.
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
- 1 orange (juiced)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup kale
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1 tsp. flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
Directions: Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth.
While I like to put mine into a reusable straw cup, today, I put Baby J’s portion of smoothie into something called the Sili Squeeze! I’ve loved it for applesauce and yogurt on the go, but hadn’t thought to use it for this purpose! It’s a super great way to make sure that they’re not spilling everywhere and it’s reusable!