At Budding Yoga, we know parent and teacher self-care is a priority. Stress is contagious, but so is a smile. This healthy smoothie is a nutritious and quick way to take care of yourself and those you love. We call it the Building Block Smoothie! It is delicious just with a few items but adding your favorites can make it even better and give you lots of variety. Our special ingredient is usually oats, because oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, adding protein to your smoothie!
Planning and preparing this with children is easy and educational. Best of all, you get to make healthy choices a family activity!
Ingredients: (Makes 1 large or 2 medium servings)
½ C. oats
½ T. cinnamon
1 C. almond milk
Grind the oats to a powder. Add the cinnamon, milk, and banana and mix well. Your smoothie awaits!
You can add up to another cup of fresh or frozen fruit. I like to add ½ cup of frozen blueberries and 6 chunks or about ½ cup of frozen mango! If you are a dairy or yogurt fan, add 1 cup of yogurt. I love being able to find organic choices for all of these ingredients too.
Sleep in a few extra minutes and enjoy this healthy breakfast together!