Fruity Smoothies to Start the School Day Sweet and Simple

Mornings before school or daycare are usually hectic and rushed. But we want to be sure our kids have something to eat before their big day. A breakfast that is nourishing and healthy is so important for their growing bodies as well as for keeping their minds sharp for learning and exploring.

When you are short on time, there is no excuse for the kids to leave the house without having something in their bellies. Swirl up a smoothie for a quick liquid meal that tastes delicious and is filled with goodness that will keep them full until lunchtime.

Here are two easy options that take mere minutes to make on those “manic Monday” type of mornings. As long as you have a blender, you are ready to go! Both recipes make 2 servings.

Milky Mango Yogurt

Mangos are so delicious, but many of us barely eat them. Not knowing when they are ripe enough is one major reason people leave the sweet fruit behind at the market. But when you use one in a smoothie, you needn’t worry if the fruit is as ripe as it could be, since you will be whipping it up into a drink.

Here is what you need:

2 mangos, diced (or use 2 cups frozen mango)

10 ounces of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

2 cups low-fat milk or soymilk

2 tablespoons honey

¼ cup ground flaxseed

½ cup orange juice (or mango juice if you can find it)

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy! Mango-licious!

Banana-Berry Blast

Kids love bananas, and berries add color and even more vitamins to this simple smoothie. The riper the banana, the sweeter the smoothie will be. The kids will go bananas for these!

Here is what you need:

2 medium-sized bananas

1 cup diced strawberries

1 cup blueberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup orange juice

3/4 cup skim milk or soymilk

6-8 ice cubes

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until all ingredients are combined smoothly. Pour into glasses and get refreshed before school. So berry good!

Do your kids like smoothies? Do you have any other quick breakfast ideas for those super-busy mornings?

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By: Melissa A. Kay


Comments (1)

  • Robin Durant October 29, 2019 - 10 months ago

    Looks great! Thank You! Looking for a solution to breakfast that will not have me hungry by 10 AM!


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