AGAIN, here I am pushing smoothies. But in case you haven't yet realized the importance of a daily smoothie, I'm here again to emphasize it! :)
It's my "kid's pantry 101" starter.
So, now that you know what should be in your child's pantry, it's time to put those ingredients to use.
Let's start with your basic smoothies.
Every day you should make your child a smoothie (esp when you don't have time to sit and feed your babes). It's a great nourishing, on-the-go meal.
Here's a few things (see the past pantry post) you should always put your smoothies:
coconut oil and/or flax oil
protein powder (i.e. hemp protein, brown rice protein) and/or scoop of raw almond butter
greens (fresh or powdered)
milk (no cow's but rather almond, cashew milk or coconut water)
banana, ripe (frozen or fresh)
>sweetener (agave or stevia or raw honey) - OPTIONAL
This is a great basic smoothie that your child will LOVE. Almost guaranteed (unless you have a VERY picky child, ha).
note: I know that this isn't an exact recipe. But PLEASE I encourage you to play with the above items and find something that works for your family! You honestly can't go wrong. If it seems too watery, add more fruit or protein powder, if it seems to thick, add more liquid. Not sweet enough - add sweetener. Adding sweetener is GREAT if your child is super picky (all kids love sweet things, just don't over do it every time).
I also like smoothies because my son HATES fruit. This way he gets some fruit and some protein and some greens for the day it's super easy and they love it!
Everybody likes their smoothies different. Explore. Have fun!
NEXT UP: Snack Ideas Using Your Child's Pantry Basics.