Healthy Go To Breakfast Smoothies

Some mornings will not go as planned. Although I don’t see myself ever being a “big morning breakfast spread “type of mom, I do see cereal bowls for all sitting on the beautiful solid wood table with cute bowls and coordinating spoons.

“Like many other parents, sometimes  we get up late and have to run out of the house as quickly as possible. I won’t dare tell you that we don’t end up at McDonalds, because we do.But if I have 20 minutes and straws, I have time to blend, juice my crew a yummy, healthy, fast smoothie.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 cups orange juice
1 banana, cut in pieces
½ cup almond milk
Add ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth.

Blueberry Fruit Smoothie
Carton of Blueberry greek yogurt
1 Cup of rice milk
1 Cup frozen or fresh blueberries, strawberries or peaches
½ cup ice cubes
Add all together in blender and blend until smooth.

Healthy Orange Smoothie
1 orange peeled and separated
¾ cup sliced peaches (if canned use juice also)
1 cup orange yogurt
½ cup ice cubes
Blend in blender until smooth. Substitute peaches with different fruit such as banana or a can of mandarin oranges, if desired.

Tofu Smoothie  (only give tofu to my girls)
For an extra healthy smoothie recipe try adding tofu.
½ Cup tofu
1 banana or 1 peach
2 Cups fruit juice, whichever you would like
8 oz. Crushed pineapple, with juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Substitute banana or pineapple for a different type of fruit if you would like and experiment with different juices. Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Protein Smoothie Recipe
Add a scoop or 1 oz. of protein powder to any smoothie recipe.

Grape Smoothie

½ cup white grape juice
¼ cup seedless grapes
¼ Cup pineapple with juice
½ Cup rice milk
½ cup ice cubes
Add all together in blender. Make any substitutions you’d like for the fruit juice or in place of pineapple. Blend.

Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
1 Cup greek yogurt plain, vanilla or flavored
1 banana or other fruit
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
All ingredients together and blend.

Kiwi and Raspberry Smoothie
2 kiwis peeled and cut in half
1 cup raspberries
1 cup yogurt
½ cup coconut milk
1/2 cup ice cubes
Add all together and blend until smooth.

Cherry Simple Smoothie Recipe
1 Cup pitted cherries
1 cup flavored yogurt
½ cup coconut milk
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup strawberries, one banana or 1 peeled orange
Add ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth.

Amen's "Hulk" smoothie

Amen’s “Hulk” smoothie

Kids Simple Smoothies Recipes

Banana Split Smoothie

1 banana
1 Cup frozen cherries
1 Cup almond milk
1 Cup banana, vanilla or cherry yogurt *
*You can replace yogurt with vanilla ice cream if desired. Add to blender and blend together. Top with a frozen cherry or banana slices.

Purple Cow

2 Cups grape juice
1 Cup blueberries
2 Cups plain or vanilla greek yogurt
Add to blend and blend until smooth. Top with a dollop of whip cream and purple sprinkles if desired.

PB and Chocolate Healthy Smoothie

2 Cups coconut  milk
1/4 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt
1-2 bananas
1/4 Cup chocolate protein powder
Blend until smooth.

Apple Smoothie

1 Cup applesauce
dash of cinnamon
1 Cup almond milk
1 banana, cut in chunks
Blend ingredients until smooth.

Banana Blueberry Smoothie

2 bananas, sliced
1 Cup blueberries
1 Cup blueberry yogurt
5-6 ice cubes
Blend ingredients until smooth.

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Breakfast Oat Smoothie

1 Cupalmond milk
1 instant oatmeal packet
1 banana, cut in chunks
1 Cup apple or orange juice
Blend ingredients until smooth.

Simple Strawberry Smoothie

5-6 strawberries
1 Cup strawberry greek yogurt
1 Cup orange or apple juice
Blend ingredients until smooth.

Blackrazzleberry Smoothie

Put 1 cup of blackberries into a blender along with 1 cup of raspberry sorbet.
Then add 4-5 ice cubes, then blend until smooth…enjoy!

Kids Berry Smoothie

This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t use that many kitchen appliances so it’s safe for children.
You Will Need:
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
3/4 cups blackberries
3/4 cups almond milk
teaspoon of vanilla (if desired)
1/2 cup vanilla soy ice cream
a blender

Directions:
Put all ingredients in the blender in any order. Blend ingredients until a thick liquid then pour in a glass and enjoy!

Gone get your yum on!  QC Supermom

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Friday 4: A crazy week in review

Friday Four! Week In Review

There is never a dull moment in our family. I could never share everything that happens, but this week, I wanted to at least share the highlights. I should seriously call myself a Never Stay At Home mom….Anyhoots enjoy!

Wee Olympics 2012

The Olympics’ are NOT over!  Our version, Wee Olympics’ has just began. On     we gathered up some of our friends (and even strangers kiddos) and headed for the park. Our babies aged 2-13 completed adorable obstacle courses, jump rope endurance, and even motor skills challenges. Everyone was a winner that day and celebrated with a treat from Mickey D’s. (Don’t tell me that you didn’t know they had a 400calories & under menu). Now the seniors of Bishop Madison Senior Living facility wants a piece of the action! How cool is that? So Wee Olympics has continued till the 29th to give these old school athletes time to warm up for the maze, musical chairs and bag toss. (I wanted to get a dance together but-the wee’s didn’t like the music) To be continued …..

QC Super Mom goes international!

The breastfeeding story has taken off.( Click here to see news video) It has been shared all over the US and even in the UK. I pray for the day that breastfeeding would be a norm over bikini tops in the grocery store or daisy dukes at the family picnic. Here’s the story in case you missed it.

DNC –Charlotte. NC 2012!

So it’s true. I dabble in politics. It frustrates me so much I try to limit my conversation about it in public. But with the DNC coming to my town this year…..I will still remain cool as a cucumber. HOW? By helping one of my stay at home mom’s/sahm build her business, helping other moms attend it and getting my teen aged daughter another baby sitting gig.  I have a mom that a cupcake baker & will be a vendor at this year’s Democratic Nomination Convention. So, yours truly came up with a brilliant way to help everyone. Can you say leverage? Everyone will be working together for a common good. She needs administrative help, my other moms want to attend the DNC & help a fellow sahm. My daughter will babysit her young daughter. In return, cupcakes for everyone, our children’s next b’day party will seem like the Cake Boss himself made a visit. Talk about a  win-win-win  situation!

Love Handles Be Gone!

After growing up on a southern diet, nine children, college life, and not working out for 5 years, my waistline and arms are beginning to expand. I see eating well has kept me healthy & feeling good, but …I can’t deny the power of motion. Over the years, I’ve became a HUGE fan of supplements (they save me time & the good ones actually work) I know there is NOTHING that compares to a GREAT workout. I used to go at 5:30am & loved it! I sweated off almost 80lbs and felt great! Now that we moved and have settled in a bit, I can pick up where I left off at in the gym. Heck, it’s right up the street. I could actually walk there! Well, gotta run, these sweatpants from college aren’t gonna squeeze on me themselves! Have a safe and family fun filled weekend!                                                                                -QC SuperMom

 

Pictures from the 2012 Wee Olympics (part one)

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