This smoothie is the perfect breakfast combination to start a busy morning. It’s full of long lasting energy, antioxidants, protein, fibre, and healthy fats. It’s a satisfying and fully loaded meal replacement when in need for a quick meal, or pre/post workout shake.
Recently we’ve been giving Mattias, my older son, an after dinner smoothie to boost his nutritional and daily calorie intake. We also add in a scoop of almond butter to increase the calorie and healthy fat content. He loves this blueberry filled smoothie and drinks it up like it’s a treat. And I love knowing all the goodness it provides him!
Last year, Lucas used to drink this loaded smoothie (minus the cinnamon) as his main source of nutrients, since he refused most all food, we felt better knowing he was drinking this smoothie once a day. Although he completely stopped drinking any smoothies about four months ago and he still continues to refuse all food, except crackers and his formula. We have another appointment at Children’s Hospital tomorrow with the Complex Feeding Program team (Gastroenterologist, Nutritionalist, and Occupational Therapist). My fingers are crossed hoping there will be some more guidance on what to do next. Although I know deep down it’s rather complicated and there’s not much they can do, until he is considered ‘failure to thrive’. But regardless I try to stay hopeful that one day this will only be a horrible memory. Until then I’ll be sipping on my smoothies, as I continually try to convince my kid to eat something!
- ½ cup Blueberries, frozen
- ½ Banana, frozen
- ¾ cup Non Dairy Milk,
- ¼ cup Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Hemp Hearts
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- ½ cup Ice Cubes
- Pinch of Vanilla Powder
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- For more natural sweetness, add 1-2 Pitted Dates
- To increase the protein, add 1 scoop of Plant Based Protein
- To add more calories, add a scoop of Nut or Seed Butter
- Put everything in high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth. Add more liquid or more ice if needed.