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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Wednesday Wow: Still Pregnant,tired and just plain hot!

          I really hope that you weren’t looking to be inspired today. As it really hasn’t been that type of week.

It has been in the  80’s this week here in the QC. We have been to the hospital twice thinking that this boy was gonna show up….but he didn’t. Since Monday, we have seen 8 houses. I’m still trying to figure out the incentive for our realtor. We’ve gone from looking to buy to wanting to rent. She’s been wonderful. On top of everything and very forward thinking.  Talk about value!  (thank you Lisa F. for referring  J.Lloyd to us- she is AWESOME!) If anyone is in need help buying  in NC/SC (should I dare include renting) I would totally put my neck on the chopping block to suggest her!  EOG’s are over…..THANK God!  Speed Street begins today downtown- Yahoo! And I have the best assistant organizer in the world for my growing Stay AT Home Moms group! She is truly my  easy button. The creator always send the right people into your path. YUP-YUP!

      Short version of my week thus far!

Please allow me to open up with a rant!   It may be this pregnancy, but my dear husband REALLY  got on my nerves a lot  this week. If he doesn’t pull it together his father’s day will look like his Mother’s Day. Hard work and no payoff. 

NOTE: He was  back on track today, bless his heart!

Oh Yes, I’ve started belly dancing- It’s wonderful. My doula says that it’ may help the baby travel a bit smoother. Honestly I would rather the baby come once we get settle in the new house. On the other hand, I am NOT looking forward to the Ring of Fire! (no it doesn’t get any easier with other births!) Here’s a belly dancing for beginners video!

*This was our best group game this week:  Cat and Dog Game– two stuffed animals are needed for this game. One represents a cat and the other a dog. The group sits in a circle on t0 the floor. The dog and the cat is passed around the circle in opposite directions to the music. The aim of the game is to get the animal to a predetermine point without dropping it. The child who drops the animal will do a dance, sing or some other activity.

As for dinner this week: It was anything in a wheat wrap or corn taco shell. We dived right into the super food breakfast smoothies! Need a few recipes to try yourself? Click here.

This poem here, everyone seemed to love most:

Some words for my babies…

If I teach you nothing else, let me teach you this.

If you love yourself, others will love you.
If you treat yourselves with kindness, others will treat you kind in return.
If you keep the sparkle in your eye, others will be drawn to it.
If you lay down, people will walk over you.
If you accept failure, you will fail.
Set the tone or others will set it for you.
Lead and people will follow.
Follow and you will be lead.
Cry when you want.
Dance when you want.
Fight!

Kick a little behind. It’s liberating.

-the end.

OK, now back to work. It’s time to find some give A ways for my moms! That means time to tell folks why my mom support group ROCKS!  This is the exciting part! Later ya’ll.

-QC SuperMom