Gingerbread breakfast smoothie.
Aka. A healthy Christmas treat for your kids- it could be a breakfast or snack!
What makes a good breakfast smoothie?
In my books it’s going to be
- Without gobs of sugar
- Simple to make
- and kid loved. Especially this, because i’m not going to make many different things every morning.
The addition of plain greek yogurt and almond butter add a good dose of ‘filling-ness’ to this gingerbread breakfast smoothie mixture, and I was well pleased that all 3 of my boys drank their whole cupful and were looking to see if the blender was empty. It was. I was happily sipping down the last serving.
I used freshly grated ginger which added a delicious little ginger ‘kick’ without being overpowering for tiny taste buds. If ginger isn’t a new flavour for your family, try adding a little extra. It’s a delicious contrast to the sweet ingredients!
If you’re looking for a switch up from a typical fruit smoothie, give this one a try! Welcome to have a look at my other smoothie recipes here for more healthy smoothie ideas your kids may enjoy!
I’m also offering a free oatmeal lover’s challenge for kids with more kid-loved oatmeal recipes for breakfast & snacks, as well as a fun printable activity pack! You can learn more here and sign up if you’re interested!
- 1 cup milk (dairy or unsweetened alternative)
- ⅔ cup plain greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt for dairy free)
- 2 T almond butter
- 2 dates (softened in hot water if necessary, pits removed)
- ¼ cup oatmeal (certified gluten free, if necessary)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Dash each cloves and nutmeg
- ½ tsp freshly grated ginger (or to taste)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 4-6 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients other than banana and ice cubes into blender and mix until dates are well broken down.
- Add the banana and ice cubes and blend until smooth and creamy.
*The ½ tsp of ginger recommended in this recipe gives a very mild ginger flavour. If it isn't a new flavour for your family, more is very delicious!
From my kitchen to yours, enjoy!