Breakfast Smoothie Activity
Ice cream for breakfast? Of course not! That is, unless you are making breakfast “milkshakes.” These cool treats are loaded with fruit, veggies, protein, and calcium—just what your child needs to fuel up for a busy day at school. Berries add bright, kid-appealing color, bananas provide a touch of sweetness, and yogurt makes them smooth and creamy. No ice cream needed. So go ahead, enjoy a milkshake for breakfast!
What You Need:
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 very ripe banana, cut into small chunks
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup pureed squash or pumpkin
- ice cubes, if needed
- milk, if needed
What You Do:
- Place the yogurt, fruit, and puree into a blender and mix on high speed.
- Depending on the ingredients used, the shake can be thick like ice cream or liquid enough to drink. You can adjust the consistency according to your child’s preference. If the shake is too runny, add ice cubes, one at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency. If the shake is too thick, add small amounts of milk until it is thinned down.
- Serve with a spoon (for thicker shakes) or a straw (for thinner shakes). Makes approximately two 6-ounce shakes. Any leftovers can be poured into a glass and placed in the freezer for later.