Quick, Kid Approved Smoothies

Happy Wednesday! I am a morning person through and through, often rolling out of bed between 4:30-5:00 a.m. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t have my mornings where my feet drag and I miss my alarm, I most certainly do! I find now; however, that often times my body wakes on it’s own internal alarm clock and I often find myself glancing at the clock and rolling out of bed before my alarm even goes off. I remember my father being like this as well.

In the spirit of talking about mornings, I want to share my three go-to smoothie recipes to grab in the morning. With the exception of the coffee one, my kids will drink these and they are packed with real food.

Coffee Time

This smoothie is one of my favorites and probably my most made recipe.

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (Orgain organic chocolate protein powder & Shakeology are my favorite)
  • 1 cup dairy free milk (I often use oat milk or almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter (or the real thing, whatever is on hand)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • handful of ice cubes
  • top with coconut whipped cream

Ultimate Green Goddess Smoothie

  • 1 cup dairy free milk or water
  • hanful of spinach
  • 1-1.5 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • handful of ice

Orange Dream Smoothie

  • 4 – 6 cutie oranges
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • splash of milk (if desired)
  • handful of ice

Lagniappe

Extras I always have on hand to add to smoothies are:

  • ground flaxseed
  • hemp hearts
  • chia seeds

Happy Blending!!