Do you love smoothies for breakfast? They can be so much easier and faster to prepare and can be great when rushing out the door! My kids love smoothies and are always begging for them. They love them so much that I’ve figured out they will just about do anything for me to make them one. I mean, they will unload the dishwasher, put away laundry, clean their rooms…I’m dead serious! It’s pretty fantastic!
Over the past couple months I have been learning so much about micronutrients and how important they are to our body. There are some that are essential, meaning that our body does not make them and we have to get them from our diet. If you know me, you know we do not eat junk in our house. It actually bothers me that so many kids are fed so poorly in America. People are getting fatter, lazier, and sicker. Ok, I digress.
Anyway, this smoothie was created to give you a nutrient packed meal or snack and you will be amazed how delicious it is! All 3 of my kids (ages 2 to 7) love it! I think it tastes like a chocolate milk shake. Sometimes we garnish it with coconut cream and raw fermented cacao nibs for an extra nutrient punch! Let me know what you think…
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 frozen banana
- handful ice
- 2 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 Tbsp flax oil -can be omitted, but this provides great omega-3 fatty acids
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- about 8 walnuts
- 6 brazil nuts
- (optional) garnish with coconut cream and raw cacao nibs
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.