COOKING WITH KIDS: BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

When my little one started solids, I was super excited to start making all kinds of fun and unique purees for her. She enjoyed most of my concoctions. However, several were epic fails - like my black bean hummus, or the butternut squash soup with cream.  Yeah, those didn't go over too well. We had fun with it nonetheless. As she moved from purees to solids I found it a bit more challenging to make her meals. I was surprised that she didn't really take to a lot of the things I thought she would. She is holding steady to her selections thus far, even upon offering the same foods multiple times. I don’t stop offering though - perhaps one day she will like pancakes! A mom can dream, after all. Of all the meals in a day, I found breakfast stumped me the most. Currently, she will not eat eggs, pancakes, waffles or even breakfast tacos. It's important to me that she have a solid start to her day to sustain her until her next meal. I stumbled upon something that she absolutely enjoys having in the morning ... my breakfast smoothie.

With minor modification (to make it a little thicker than the smoothie I drink) it’s a great go to for her morning meal. She's a great helper with this recipe too.  She loves to put the blueberries and strawberries in the blender - talk about some blue fingers at the end of that!

Here's my quick and healthy recipe.  Try it for your little one or yourself!

Breakfast Smoothie (makes 1 generous toddler size serving)

¼ Avocado

1-2 TB Cooked Oats

4-5 Frozen Strawberries

2 TB Frozen Blueberries

1 TB Water

Instructions

Gather ingredients.

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Place all ingredients in the blender.  Puree until you have the desired consistency adding more water if needed.

More water will give you a smoothie consistency, but the recipe above will give you a thicker consistency that is easy to spoon feed.

This little concoction is packed with antioxidant berries, some nutrient dense, good fat avocado and some wholesome oats! Can’t go wrong with that - and it’s yummy!

Remember, you can always change it up – take out the oats, use different fruits, or add a little yogurt (oh yeah, she likes it with yogurt too!). 


WHAT IS YOUR GO TO BREAKFAST FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE?

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