Power Up Protein Smoothie

My expert taste testers (my kids!) love this smoothie! It’s great because it’s so easy and really versatile. You can add and subtract ingredients as you like but if you follow the recipe you can get a very balanced meal rich in protein.

Kids are tricky eaters – some days they’ll eat everything you give them and other days they don’t want anything. For those days that they’re fussy this is an awesome alternative that will put you at ease about making sure they get the nutrients they need.

The milk and yogourt provide calcium and protein and the fruits give you a range of vitamins and minerals (Hint: pick the fruits you know your kids enjoy). The avocado is especially great for growing kids because it has higher amounts of those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and the flax seeds provide Omega 3s which we don’t always get in our diets.

 

All in all I’d say it’s good for everyone!

 

It easy to make and you can double the recipe to make a large batch if you’d like. This recipe makes about 16 ounces.

 

Ingredients

1 cup milk of your choice (I like to use dark chocolate almond milk to give it a nice flavour)

1/2 cup plain yogourt

1 frozen banana

1/4 avocado (omit if not handy)

1 cup frozen/ fresh fruit (pick any that you like but some like mango and papaya will make the smoothie thicker)

1tbsp. ground flax seed

1tsp. vanilla essence

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tbsps. protein powder of your choice (optional)

 

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

2. Stir and enjoy!

Tip: Always put your liquid ingredients first then add your fruit. It makes it easier and faster to blend.

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