Daddy’s chocolate smoothie has been a long-standing favorite in our house.
Several years ago, when we really started to get into health, my husband started making it for his breakfast and taking it to work with him each day. – And the kids hated it!
Slowly the kids starting asking for sips, and, of course my husband would huff and puff because it was, after all, his breakfast. Well, one sip led to another and soon all of the kids were interested. All three were obsessed – to the point where we had to make two batches in the morning to ensure that everyone got their fill!
At first I was frustrated that I was going through so many frozen bananas each week and that the kids were “only” having a smoothie, but then I realized…what the hula is wrong with me?! Daddy’s smoothie is probably the best breakfast for them. Much better than the cereal and toast I had given them historically .
Smoothies are one of the best breakfasts you can give your children. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that they need to fuel their brain and help them focus on their school work. You will feel good knowing that they have a full belly to get them through the morning, and they will already have had a full day’s servings of fruits and veggies with just that one smoothie.
Remember, smoothies may seem like work – but they aren’t – I timed it! It took me 4 minutes and 51 seconds to gather all of the ingredients, add to the blender, blend and then fill the cups.
They are packed with vitamins and minerals that they need to fuel their brain and help them focus on their school work.
And, cleanup, it couldn’t be easier – just rinse the blender, fill it ¾ full with water and a dash of soap and blend, then re-rinse with water. I timed that too – 1 minute and 27 seconds to rinse, fill, blend, empty and rinse again.
Now – ditch the toast and cereal and blend, baby, blend!
If you are new to smoothies, click here to read my green smoothies 101 post.
Does the thought of chocolate and greens make you excited or terrified?? Lemme me know in the comments below – I always love to hear what you are thinking!
Until next time sista’!
- 2 cups of frozen bananas
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 1.5 cups of greens
- ½ vanilla bean or 1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp raw cacao
- 1) I buy them from the grocery store “overripe”, then peel them, break them in half and store them in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
- 2) If you are new to greens in your smoothies, start with spinach, it’s the most mild tasting green.
- 3) If you are new to superfoods - just use unsweetened chocolate or baking chocolate.
- PS - They make incredible mustaches! My kids always have contests to see who can make the biggest one!