Mornings are hectic when trying to get kids out of the house on time for school. This makes finding time for a nutritious breakfast nearly impossible to do. But it does not have to be. This is because, in just a few minutes, a delicious breakfast smoothie can be whipped up. This can be consumed at home or on the go, giving kids the breakfast fuel they need to make it through to lunchtime.
It used to be that smoothies were seen as a way for people to cut calories. Now, however, smoothies have become an easy way to get fruits and vegetables into kids who may not have eaten them otherwise. This is why smoothies are served as morning meals, snacks, or even as desserts because they are easy and nutritious. But it is because they taste so good that kids keep asking for them regardless of the time of day.
Here are some breakfast smoothies for kids going back to school.
10 Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Avocados may seem like an odd choice for a smoothie but because they add a creaminess to the drink that gives it a consistency of a milkshake, avocados are a great addition to smoothies.
According to Choosing Chia, the blueberry avocado smoothie makes for a good morning option given the omega-3s that are in avocados. Something that keeps people fuller, longer. And with the antioxidants in blueberries keeping the body protected and healthy, the blueberry avocado smoothie makes for a good choice for kids heading off to school in the morning.
9 Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
If smoothies are looking a bit thin, a great way to bulk them up is to add some oats. Not only are they heart healthy, but they are filling as well.
For those who like the sweetness of bananas, oats, and honey, this recipe from Martha Stewart is sure to please taste buds in the morning.
8 Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
A staple in the diet of many kids is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. As such, take that love for peanut butter and jelly goodness and turn it into a smoothie for an unexpected morning meal.
The reason that peanut butter and jelly smoothies make for a good morning smoothie is the protein in the peanut butter. It will keep kids' stomachs full and bodies full of energy to get them through morning studies and recess without a need to refuel until lunch.
This recipe from Ambitious Kitchen is not only dairy-free but can be made with or without bananas to suit the needs of kids. And for those parents who want to get in on the smoothie action, collagen peptides can be added as well.
7 Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
With kids heading back to school in some areas where the weather is hot from the time they get up in the morning until they lay their heads down at night, a creamsicle smoothie makes for a perfect refreshing morning meal.
With just five ingredients, this smoothie from Sally's Baking Recipes will surely be a hit. And because it is packed with vitamin C and used Greek yogurt, kids will ward off illnesses and stay full until their next meal of the day.
6 Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Kids will think that their parents have decided to give them dessert when they have a chocolate banana smoothie for breakfast. But little do they know they are getting a boost of potassium to keep their bodies functioning at high levels and fiber to keep them full throughout the morning with the bananas in this smoothie.
Check out this chocolate banana smoothie from Super Healthy Kids to get kids off to a good start at the beginning of the school day.
5 Peach Mango Smoothie
To make kids think that summer has yet to come to an end, send them off in the morning with a peach mango smoothie. Something that will not be a cause of complaints from kids.
With its peaches and mangos flavoring the smoothie and banana to give it some bulk, the smoothie is as delicious as it is healthy. And it is a breeze to make, according to Once Upon A Chefto boot.
4 Apple Pie Smoothie
A smoothie that tastes like apple pie but is healthy and packed with protein? Yes. It exists. And it will become a new favorite of kids when they are served it for breakfast this fall.
The smoothie from Gimme Some Oven has very simple ingredients. Just apples, Greek yogurt, banana, spices, and some almond milk. The combination of these gives all the deliciousness of an apple pie with just a fraction of the sugar. A perfect smoothie before heading off to school in the morning.
3 Banana Berry Smoothie
If there is a flavor combination that is sure to be a hit with the masses, it is banana and berries. It does not matter the type of berries. The flavor profile of the juicy berries and bananas will keep kids coming back for more.
And with the fiber in both the berries and bananas, these smoothies are sure to keep kids in the game with good nutrition to start off the day.
2 Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie
It is hard to get kids to eat greens. But, if they are disguised by the sweetness of pineapple and mango in a smoothie, parents have gotten their children to not only have a healthy breakfast but will not have to fight at dinner to get kids to eat all of their vegetables of the leafy variety.
According to Primavera Kitchen, spinach is the green that gives the smoothie its rich color. And with both coconut water or almond milk that can be used, and almond butter or bananas, there are truly a number of ways to get the flavor profile right for all kids in the morning to enjoy their greens before heading out for a day of learning.
1 Banana Honey Hazelnut Smoothie
For a nutty, smooth, and creamy smoothie to send kids off to school with, a banana honey hazelnut smoothie will do the trick.
With the banana and nuts giving bulk and protein to the smoothie, kids will remain full during the morning. And with the flavor profile being light, the recipe from BBC Good Foodis sure to become an instant hit.