Summerbeth and I are generally awake shortly after the roosters crow. Yes, we really do hear roosters even in an urban neighborhood here in Costa Rica. Since I’m hardly able brew my cup of coffee with both eyes open at this
ridiculously early hour, the last thing I want to do most days is cook breakfast.
My go-to quick and healthy solution for a toddler & mommy breakfast sure to please?
Our favorite breakfast smoothie.
Like most of the smoothies I make, I don’t really measure out the ingredients, but for the sake of the accuracy-dependent, here goes:
- 1½ bananas, frozen in pieces
- ½ an avocado
- ½-2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1½ c. milk (may use almond, soy, etc.)
- ice cubes
- Toss all ingredients into a blender and whirl until smooth. Add water to thin, if necessary. Serve!
If you love smoothies like me, don’t miss this list of 50 smoothie recipes.
What are your favorite fast & nutritious breakfast picks?
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What a great idea. I must try this out this week. We have to soak our oatmeal overnight (if I don’t, my 2yo has tummy troubles!) but I bet it should still work with soaked oatmeal, what do you think? Thanks again for sharing!
It would be great with soaked oats! I like to make bircher muesli for breakfast, soaking the oats in yogurt and milk with fruit mixed in. Delish! Thank you for taking the time to comment, Danielle!
This sounds good! I bet my son would like it too. He’s still learning how to drink out of a straw, but this would be nice to try once he gets it down.
If your son has a sippy cup with a wide opening, this is perfect. I feed it to my daughter using a silicone-lidded sippy cup that she’s poked her finger into the sipping hole too many times and made it big. Works like a charm! Thanks for visiting, Lisa.
Kimberly Sneed says
You’re so sweet Jelli! Thanks for the mention! Your smoothie sounds yum – I need to get back into the habit of healthy smoothies for breakfast! xo
Thanks for stopping by, Kimberly! How could I not share your link to FIFTY smoothies? That’s a pretty incredible roundup if I do say so myself.
Bet my girls would love this smoothie. I like the addition of oats! I’d love if you’d come share your recipe with us at Eco-KIds TuesadY! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/07/eco-kids-tuesday.html
Thanks so much for the invite, Hannah! I’ll be sure to stop by.
This recipe looks great! I am always looking for new things for breakfast for me and the 23 month old to switch things up. Thank you for linking up The Sticky Mom!! Now following you.
That looks really good; I’ll have to try it! I like to add chia seeds to smoothies, too…I feel yucky if I don’t start the morning with something full of protein!
Protein is great for every meal, but I find it especially good for fueling me up for morning workouts and keeping my tummy happy until my mid-morning snack. I recently began adding chia seeds to overnight soaked oats too, with great results. Thank you for stopping by, Sarah! Hope you love the smoothie.