A classic green smoothie packed with nutritious ingredients for momma and little ones that is quick and easy to make on busy mornings.
Truth be told, I’m not a big breakfast person. Correction: I love breakfast foods but I never really feel hungry in the morning. Anyways, moving on.
As a mother of two running on coffee alone is not great for energy – yes, I said it and it’s true, caffeine might make you feel awake but does nothing for feeling good.
I also tend to find two things happen when I don’t eat a good, healthy breakfast. I’m shoveling anything and everything into my mouth by 11:30 AM throwing my whole day off. Secondly, I’m crashing hard by 2:00 PM.
Since Amelia is now eating more solids than formula I’m always on the search for nutritious meals I can feed us both. It’s also converted me into a breakfast person myself. My main focus for meals is how easy it is to make and how much nutrients can I get in us.
Hello, Green Smoothies! There is nothing that packs nutritious ingredients quite like a smoothie. It’s easy peasy to make and it does not taste like a giant handful of raw spinach!
Are green smoothies really good for you?
Short answer. Yes! But why? Let’s take a look at one key ingredient.
I love to use spinach in my green smoothies because it blends beautifully and you don’t taste a hint of it.
More so, spinach is a beautiful dark, leafy green that is a good source of fibre and provides vitamins like vitamin A, C, and K, and minerals like iron.
What’s it good for: your skin, hair, bones, and, welp, your poops!
What greens can you add to your smoothie?
As I said, I like to use spinach because of how nicely it blends. It’s beneficial to switch it up to expose yourself to a variety of foods so, go on, experiment! Some options for greens to boost your smoothie are:
- Bok Choy
- Dandelion Greens
- Swiss Chard
Want to know more about the benefits of different types of greens? Read more here.
Can you drink a green smoothie everyday?
Yes, but switch it up. As noted, it’s beneficial for your body to eat a variety of foods. Not to mention, it can get boring.
Looking for more smoothie recipes? Check out my Pinterest board all about smoothies.
How much protein does a toddler need?
The needs of each child are different and are based on weight rather than age. However, generally speaking, your toddler does not need as much protein as you do.
I have included a scoop of Vega Protein & Greens in this recipes because, as a woman, I require more.
If you are sharing this smoothie with your kids, as I am, omit the protein powder. Blend your smoothie, serve your tot, and then add a scoop for yourself.
- 3 cups of almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp of almond butter
- Heaping handful of raw spinach
- 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
- Add 3 cups of almond milk to a blender
- Add heaping handful of raw spinach to blender with almond milk
- Add banana and almond butter to blender
- Blend beginning on lowest setting to highest for 5-10 seconds
- If using, add protein powder
*If you're adding protein powder and sharing with children, serve to children and leave remaining smoothie in blender
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 9g
As a new mom trying to figure what to feed my family that is yummy, healthy, and easy was a big question. Smoothies check off all the boxes!
Happy smoothie making!!
What is your favourite smoothie combinations? Drop a comment and let me know!