Smoothies are an excellent way to get your kids away from traditional breakfast foods that aren't so healthy but are very convenient. Smoothies don't need to be be friend in butter and they surely don't need any extra fats added in them (unless of course they are healthy fats!) Parents are constantly becoming more aware of the food we put into our children's bodies. Smoothies are a easy convenient way to help our children eat more healthy fruit and less convenient junk food!
One of the best parts about choosing smoothies as a breakfast option is the convenience factor! Smoothies can be prepared ahead of time in ziplock bags and frozen in the right proportionals so all you need to do is pull the fruit out and add some juice, yogurt or whatever else you like to add.
Remember, that losing weight isn't just about eating right, it's also about living an more active lifestyle. Many people are under the misconception that if you eat right you will lose weight. Although that may be true for some people it's not true for all people. And on the other hand some people think all you need to do is exercise and you will lose weight. Again, for some people it works for for many of us it's the healthy combination of both exercise and diet that will help us reach the healthier us that we are reaching for.
Smoothie Recipe #1 - Kiwi Berry Yogurt Smoothie (Top Picture)
- 1 kiwi (peeled)
- 2 cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tablespoons yogurt (lowfat/low calorie)
- 4-8 ice cubes (depending on consistency desired)
Smoothie Recipe #2 - Tropical Banana Storm
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2-5 ice cubes (depending on consistency desired)
Smoothie Recipe #3 - Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon PB2 powdered peanut butter (I prefer chocolate peanut butter flavor!)
- 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 scoop organic protein powder
- 3-5 ice cubes
Smoothie Recipe #4 - Banana Java Smoothie - A Good Kick Of Caffeine!
- 1/2 cup hot strong brewed coffee
- 4 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw®, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 cup very cold milk (may substitute soy milk)
- 1 frozen banana, peeled