Are you racing out the door with your kiddos trying to finish these last days of school with a smile? Deep breaths... the end of school days is in sight!! Of course we want to send these little ones to school with a nutritious breakfast filled with vitamins, minerals, and protein to fuel them for a strong finish to the school year! A good breakfast is the best way to start your morning. It gives you energy and focus for the day ahead, and can be a time to try delicious new recipes. One smoothie I served my family this week was a Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie. My kids love it because it feels like dessert for breakfast, and I love it because it is an easy way to get them a serving of fruit and protein in on the go.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt or 1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp ground flax-seed
**1 tsp maple syrup or stevia drops (optional)
1/2 cup crushed ice
(top fresh strawberries and unsweetened coconut flakes) & a few vanilla wafers
Blend until smooth
• Optional: honey or other sweetener, to taste
Add ingredients into the blender in the order they are listed. Pulse until smooth. Serve and drink immediately.
Add vanilla protein powder for an extra boost of protein to keep you feeling full for longer or to use as a post-exercise drink.
Let me know if you family enjoys this delicious, nutritious breakfast treat!
Remember to use His strength in these last weeks leading up to summer! You can do it!
" I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13