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Breakfast Smoothies For Kids

Breakfast smoothies for kidsWe’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast smoothies provide a way for you to put all your great healthy and nutritious ingredients in your blender and watch your kids enjoy their tasty drink. The best part? You will know that your family couldn’t start their day any better. So why not change up the morning routine and try one of these delicious breakfast smoothies for kids? Hint-these recipes are a pretty awesome way for you to start your day too.

We tend to add oatmeal in our breakfast smoothies because it’s perfect for filling everyone up and helping kids make it until lunch. This is especially true for children that are in school and no longer have a mid morning snack.

The overall rule of thumb to follow when creating breakfast smoothies for kids is a liquid base, banana, fruit, rolled oats and dairy. Soy, almond or low fat milk work great for breakfast smoothie recipes and as always, yogurt is optional

One thing to keep in mind if using oatmeal is that some blenders may struggle a bit with it as it’s so small. If you are looking for a quality blender that will withstand the test of time, please have a look at our top 10 blenders over on this page. 

Breakfast Smoothies For Kids-Recipe #1

We like to call this smoothie recipe the Peanut Butter Captain (honestly, I think it makes my girls feel better that they aren’t eating a big bowl of sugar filled cereal, but that name has really stuck around here.)

  • 10-12 oz of water, almond or soy milk or even low fat skim milk
  • 1 peeled fresh or frozen banana (if you haven’t done so already, give the frozen banana a try-they blend well and taste great and are super easy to prepare and you don’t have to worry about them going bad before you have the opportunity to use them all.)
  • 1 large scoop of peanut butter (do you have a blender that is able to blend your own nut butters? If so, pre make a week’s worth or more of nut butter and use this. When I don’t have my own blended nut butter, I buy the all natural peanut butter without any sugars or additives.)
  • 1 tablespoon of local honey (I have a little trick for this. Put your honey in a squeeze jar and just squeeze the honey right into your blender. This squeeze jar has really made adding honey to our recipes very easy.)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seed (optional, but flaxseeds really do offer a whole bunch of health benefits.)
  • Handful of ice

After all ingredients are placed in your blender, blend until smooth. 

Breakfast Smoothies For Kids-Recipe #2

This is another great breakfast smoothie. Give this Strawberry Captain Smoothie a try, it is sure to be a favorite at your house too.

  • 10-12 oz of water, juice, almond, soy or low fat milk
  • 1 peeled frozen or fresh banana
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • Large handful of frozen or fresh strawberries
  • Greek or low fat yogurt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed (optional)
  • Handful of ice

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Breakfast Smoothies For Kids-Fun Smoothie Add Ins

Easy Smoothie Recipes Kids LoveThis just wouldn’t be complete without telling you about the arsenal of ingredients that we keep handy in order to change the taste around or just to spice up a smoothie here or there.

Creativity while making breakfast smoothies for kids is fun, gets the whole family involved and allows you to come up with your own favorite smoothie recipes. If one or more of these ingredients sounds good or you think it will make your kids happy, give it a try. These ingredients are super easy to find at your local grocery store too.

  • Cinnamon
  • Wheat germ
  • Coconut flakes
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate chips (a few of these here in there in a smoothie are FUN and a special treat!)
  • Flaxseed

For tips and additional easy smoothie recipes that kids will love, click here. 

Ready to think outside the sugary cereal box? 

Have you thought about making breakfast smoothies for kids at your house? Do you have any breakfast smoothie recipes or tips to share with us? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, please share your comments in the section below.  

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