Lately I’ve been working outside the home more than the usual. This means a super fast crazed morning trying to get myself and the kids ready for the day before I head out to work. I’m sure many of you working mamas can relate.
Now, before I continue, let me explain that I love breakfast time. I am well known around family and friends for making big hearty breakfasts, from homemade crepes to huevos rancheros – all from scratch, which means I spend a good time in the kitchen.
Making a big breakfast is not possible with the morning rush on the days I work outside the home. I have had to find creative, healthy, and very fast ways to make breakfasts for my family. Some options are easy, like a nice bowl of oatmeal, but that can get boring after a while. Another option for me is making extra pancakes, waffles and/or crepes (on those days I do have time) and freezing them to use later. Like today, all I did was take out some previously made waffles from the freezer, threw them in the toaster oven, whipped up some eggs, and served them topped with a sliced banana and maple syrup. Listo! Fast and easy.
But children’s, including mine, favorite quick breakfast are smoothies, especially during warm days. Smoothies are a kid’s favorite thanks to the sweet treat that comes from all that fruity goodness. I love them because I can easily make them super healthy by adding things like flax seeds and/or oatmeal. I then accompany the smoothie with a piece of toasted banana bread or any other bread I have made during the week. Yum!
Who doesn’t like a fast, easy, and healthy breakfast idea?
Below is the recipe for one of the kids’ favorite smoothie.
Healthy Banana Blueberries Smoothie
1 tbs. ground organic flax seed (you can buy it already ground, but you can easily grind it in the blender on fast speed or use a coffee grinder as we do. Grind enough to fill a small jar then refrigerate and use thorough out the week. You can add it to just about anything.)
2 tbs. ground oatmeal. (can grind using the same steps as above.)
1 large ripe organic banana
1 cup of organic blueberries (frozen or fresh)
½ cup organic milk (we use 2%)
1 tbs. Organic agave nectar (or to taste)
1 cup of vanilla or plain organic yogurt.
Blend all the ingredients together and serve! Super fácil!
If you happen to use fresh fruit, just add a handful of ice cubes into the blender with all the ingredients and then blend together. Smoothies always tastes so much better when nice and cold.
You can very easily adjust this recipe by using whatever fruit you have on hand.