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We drink smoothies almost every single day. They’re a great alternative to breakfast cereals and can be put together in a flash. Plus, the options are endless and you can always make new recipes for interesting yogurt smoothies for kids. No matter what your taste buds are seeking each morning, you can always make a smoothie recipe to satisfy them.
In our home, the kids get really excited about making their very own favorite flavor combinations. My daughter is a huge fan of her PBJ smoothie using Jif™ Creamy Peanut Butter, Dannon Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt, and frozen strawberries. Whereas my son loves his very own Chocolate Monkey Smoothie using peanut butter, yogurt, bananas, and chocolate almond milk.
We love getting them involved in making healthy breakfast choices for themselves and we find that making homemade smoothies is a great way to do this. We also find that our kids are way more adventurous when they’re in charge of what they’re eating. So if we want them to try a new spice, fruit or vegetable, we often ask them to test it out in one of their smoothies first.
As a parent of picky eaters, I can honestly say that baby spinach was greeted with much disgust until we whirled and swirled it up into tiny pieces in the blender. Instead of being a feared vegetable, it became something really cool to toss into their morning smoothies to turn them green! This is actually how our Green Machine Morning Smoothie came to be. (Hey, I don’t come up with the names – I just write down their recipes!)
Their Green Machine Morning Smoothie recipe combines all of their favorite ingredients into one good-for-you smoothie that fills their bellies and keeps them satisfied until lunchtime. I love that they are making better choices for their morning meals and that they’re getting confident enough in the kitchen to explore new ingredients like nutmeg!
They’ve also learned that as long as they pair some of their old tried-and-true favorites like Jif™ Creamy Peanut Butter, which is gluten-free and contains 7 gram of protein in each serving, and Dannon Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt, which is made with only natural ingredients, they really can’t go wrong!
GREEN MACHINE MORNING SMOOTHIE
- 1 large, frozen, banana
- 1/3 cup Dannon Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt
- 1/3 cup Coconut Water
- 1/3 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 TB Jif™ Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Baby Spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
Step 1: Place all of the ingredients in order into the blender and blend until completely smooth.
So how about your family? Do you guys love making smoothies? Do your kids drink them? Share some of your favorite ingredients with us in the comments section below!
Enjoy your smoothie!
And before you go, if you’re in need a new blender to replace the one you’ve had for way too many years now, make sure you check out this Oster® Blend-N-Go® MyBlend®. They’re available at Walmart (where we got our groceries from) and you can just fill, blend & go!
P.S. Don’t miss out on this great Ibotta Offer:
- $1.50 cash back on the combination of Jif Peanut Powder and Oikos (Vanilla) Triple Zero Greek Yogurt OR $1.50 cash back on the combination of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter and Dannon Vanilla Yogurt