People often ask what I have for breakfast on a normal day (when we don’t have time for fancy buckwheat pancakes or beetroot waffles!) and what I give Braxton. Superfood smoothie is the answer.
Braxton is such a bad eater, it kills me! He really picks and chooses what he wants to eat and there are very few things he will eat BUT… he does love a smoothie so it’s a great way for me to get heaps of nutrients, protein, fats and omegas into him right at the start of the day. He’s nearly 2 and he’ll drink an entire glass-full now, which is exactly what I need him to be doing. Thankfully, though he will not pick up a vegetable for love nor money, he LOVES a green juice, so he must love the taste of vegetables, which lets me hold onto the hope that one day soon he’ll start eating them! All of this means that though he doesn’t eat well, at least I know he is getting important nutrients into him daily, which is all I can ask for really. Along with that and the probiotics, chlorella and vitamin D I give him daily, I’m hoping the combination is helping him to thrive, despite his disdain for actual food.
Long story short, this smoothie is really the best thing to start the day for you and your little ones. I use almond milk as a base, which is high in healthy fats and protein, dates for sweetness, banana for extra energy and peanut butter or almond butter (depending on how I feel. Also, almond butter is a lot more expensive) for those essential fats, anti-oxidant properties and immune boosting goodness. Then we add superfoods.
We have a cupboard full of superfoods such as acai berry powder, maca powder, lucuma, chia, hemp seeds, hemp powder, chlorella, spirulina, bee pollen, camu camu, flax seeds (and golden linseeds), beetroot powder, baobab etc, and we choose about 4 at a time to add to our smoothie. You can choose whichever ones you want depending on what you feel you need that day.
For today’s smoothie I’ve created a generic, everyday smoothie that’s good for starting the day off, but you can choose whichever superfoods suit you.
250ml almond milk
50ml filtered water
2-3 ice cubes
2 medjool dates
1 tbsp peanut or almond butter
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp hemp powder
1 tsp ground flax or golden linseeds
1 tsp camu camu
Simply put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Love & health,