Around my house summer is smoothie season. It’s by far the easiest, healthiest breakfast I can make for me and the kids… and everyone will happily eat/drink it!
They’re also an amazing way to get my kids protein. In fact, with my 2-year-old’s current eating habits, it can often be the only guaranteed way!
Plus, there are endless varieties to be made. So if your kiddo gets bored all you have to do is swap out a few ingredients and, presto, a whole new breakfast.
Today Kristin is sharing 7 high protein smoothie recipes both her and her kids love…
As moms, we seem to be obligated to fret about our kids’ diet and whether they’re getting enough to eat.
It starts as soon as they are out of the womb. We worry about the rate they are growing. We want to make sure their nutrition is on point so they are happy, healthy kids.
Spooning green baby food into your child’s mouth and actually getting them to swallow makes you feel like a total mom boss.
They might make funny faces, but as moms we are (somewhat) able to control our baby’s diet. If you are a mom of a toddler, you know it’s a different story. No matter how much bargaining and begging you do, if they don’t want to eat something, it’s not going to happen.
It seems the older kids get, the more challenging it can be to make sure they have proper nutrition.
Enter the smoothie.
You can sneak so many great protein-packed ingredients into smoothies.
The go-to for this is, of course, spinach. It’s virtually impossible to taste in a smoothie- the only give away is the color. For a lot of kids, that’s a total win. For the pickiest of eaters, though, even that may not fly.
But never fear. Today, we’re going to give you 7 smoothies that will help your pickiest of picky eater to get more protein.
#1 Cinnamon Roll Protein Smoothie
The Cinnamon Roll Protein Smoothie by The Almond Eater tastes just like a fresh cinnamon roll. And the sprinkle of cinnamon on the top makes it look so fancy.
#2 Banana Bread Protein Smoothie
Another take on a pastry favorite is the Banana Bread Protein Smoothie by Vega. And this one has no dairy for the lactose intolerant.
#3 Chocolate Protein Smoothie
Gym Gab gives us a Chocolate Protein Smoothie that has a secret ingredient. Ricotta cheese makes it’s way into this one with a huge protein kick.
#4 Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie
Summer is the perfect time to try the Strawberry Coconut Protein Smoothie by Jennifer Meyering.
#5 Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Blueberries turn purple when blended. I have a feeling little girls (and a lot of little boys) are going to love the hue of the Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.
#6 Frozen Smoothie Packs
Live Simply has five smoothies in one with her Frozen Smoothie Packs. The key is to add greek yogurt for the protein punch. I love the idea of these quick grab and go freezer packs.
#7 Cake Batter Protein Smoothie
The Cake Batter Protein Smoothie has to be the most dessert-like smoothie of the bunch. You can thank Jennifer Meyering for making your kids think they’re eating dessert for breakfast.
This list of smoothies will get you started and before you know it you’ll be whipping up your own creations. Or maybe you already have your go-to smoothies you want to share in the comments.