Do try this for breakfast, or for a pick-me-up during the day when the energy levels start to flag. If you're making it for children there's a host of goodies you can slip in and they won't have the slightest idea. In principal I'm not a believer in hiding "good" foods in children's meals, however when it comes to smoothies I just can't resist. They're the perfect foil for psyllium husks (great fiber) flaxseed or cod liver oil and if you're feeling really brave a "greens" powder. How about you - are you above slipping the odd goody into your little ones drink?
Smoothies are a bit like soup, all you really need is a blueprint. I happened to have some fresh mango in the fridge and some frozen strawberries and bananas but you could just as easily use any other berry or fruit. I do find however, that a frozen banana adds "stability" to a smoothie, it's always a good idea to have a bunch peeled and sitting in the freezer.
Mango, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie.
1 cup of fresh mango
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop of whey OR protein OR greens powder
8 oz of almond milk (you could also use regular, coconut or soy milk, or orange juice)
6 oz carton of vanilla yogurt
AND - optional favorites;
1 scoop of protein powder OR greens powder
1 hearty gulg of flaxseed oil OR cod liver oil
1 sprinkle of psyllium husks
1 sprinkle of chai seeds
Place all the ingredients in the blender and blitz until perfectly smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.