For this month’s Lazy Susan blog post, we challenged ourselves to create a yummy breakfast recipe. Since I am always looking for a good, healthy breakfast for my two toddlers, ages 18 months and 3 years, I sought out to make a great breakfast recipe that they are sure to love.
There are two things that I’ve discovered about feeding a toddler. First, they love anything that even remotely resembles ice cream. Second, they love to drink from a straw. Since I am always looking for ways to sneak in a little extra nutrition, I created this Super Sneaky Oatmeal Strawberry Smoothie, which is packed full of fiber, antioxidants, potassium and vitamin c. If you’re feeling extra sneaky, you can add a little spinach (beware, it won’t quite look like ice cream anymore) or some flax seed. I encourage you to be creative with this recipe, throwing in any old fruit or veggie you have lying around.
- 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats
- 1 banana, sliced
- 10 strawberries, hulled (frozen is fine, but reduce the amount of ice)
- 1/3 cup blueberries (frozen is fine, but reduce the amount of ice)
- 1 cup low-fat milk, soy milk, coconut milk or almond milk
- 2 cups ice
- 1 tb honey (it is recommended that you do not feed honey to children under one year)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
And just to prove that the little people did actually partake of this deliciously nutritious creation, here are a couple photos of Max and Scout enjoying their smoothies -
Now head on over to Sara Tegman’s blog for Cinnamon Waffles with Creme Fraiche and Fresh Berries (sounds like a perfect Mother’s Day brunch idea to me!)