Do you struggle to get yourself and your family ready in the morning? Kids can be a handful, we understand. The traditional breakfast for busy families involves a bowl of sugary cereal drowned in factory-farmed milk, with a glass of fructose-filled fruit juice. There couldn’t be a worse way to start their day.
If you struggle to find the time to prepare a meal for your kids in the morning, try out this smoothie idea. It’s ready in a flash., all you need is 5-minutes, and it’s ready to go. Toss the ingredients into a blender, hit the button and presto! If time is of the essence in the mornings, buy your kids shaker cups with spill-proof lids and let them drink it in the car.
Fantastically Fast Super Smoothies
Smoothies taste fantastic, and they’re so easy to make while providing a calorie-rich source of nutrition that’s full of vitamins and minerals. The key to making the ideal smoothie is blending a list of ingredients that don’t conflict with each other – too many tastes in one smoothie, and it becomes overpowering.
You’re better off sticking to 5 or 6-ingredients for your smoothie. We select rolled oats for their fiber and gut bacteria-boosting properties, as well as 4-cups of raw milk for the probiotic benefits, and 2-tablespoons of chia seeds for healthy fats. (1)
Add in a few fresh blueberries and strawberries for their polyphenol antioxidants, a banana for the potassium, dates for taste and energy, and you have the perfect ingredients for the best smoothie ever! It’s best to freeze your fruit before adding it to the blender. This strategy keeps the smoothie colder for longer. (2)
Before you start, grind the oats in a coffee grinder until they become dust. Throwing whole-oats into your blender results in a thick mess at the bottom of the jug, making the smoothie too thick and chewy. Grinding the oats creates a smooth consistency with an excellent mouthfeel.
Blend everything on high for spurts of 20 to 30-seconds. If you own a typical kitchen blender, running it for sessions longer than 30-seconds at a time may burn out the motor in a few blending sessions. Between blends, let the ingredients settle for a few seconds to ensure everything gets mixed smoothly.
The final smoothie mix will have a dark red-purple color that your kids will find mesmerizing. Add the smoothie mix to a shaker cup, usher your kids out to the car and head off to school before you hit the office. The chances are you’ll want to try a serving as well!
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5-Minute Nutrient-Dense Breakfast Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5
- 4 cups dairy or non-dairy milk
- 4 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 medium ripe banana, sliced and frozen
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted or to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 4