Are there any momma’s looking to fill their kids with a healthy balanced diet? I recently went to the doctor for Karlie’s 12-month check up and our pediatrician recommended that we start introducing smoothies into Karlie’s diet. After doing some research, I have found some fun smoothie ideas that I tweaked to help sneak some additional items I wanted in my growing toddlers belly that she wouldn’t normally eat. My Berry Blast Smoothie is a yummy option for breakfast and takes very little preparation.
Berry Blast Smoothie (Serves 15oz)
½ cup of blueberries and raspberries mixed
1 cup of strawberries
1 container of Siggi’s vanilla yogurt (OR 1 cup yogurt of your choice)
½ cup of ice
1 tablespoon of flaxseed
- Combine all ingredients in blender.
- Blend until you reach desired constancy.
- Pour and serve for your littles to enjoy!
I choose to introduce flaxseeds in my smoothies because they are a rich source of protein and fiber and help with some digestion issues Karlie has been having. They also are proven to help improve brain and eye development.
I included blueberries, raspberries and strawberries because they all have high levels of antioxidants and are good for boosting those immune systems to prevent sickness during the flu season.
I threw in a banana because they are rich in fiber and are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, which can help maintain a healthy heart rate.
I put in some yogurt because it is loaded with protein and boosts immunity and digestion.