Mornings are hectic for us. Getting myself and 3 kids up, fed, dressed and out the door by 6:45 is near impossible. To make it easier I have to prepare easy, yet healthy breakfasts. One of our favorites is banana peanut butter smoothies. The bananas give a great flavor and the peanut butter and almonds gives the kids fat and protein so they don’t crash 30 minutes later into a hungry tantruming mess (okay, it helps me from falling into a tantruming mess too). Another reason this is great, I can make breakfast for all 3 of us in about 2 minutes, and get more vegetables into them.
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
- 1 cup raw baby spinach
- 1 handful raw almonds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional, but delicious)
- Ice cubes
Turn the Vitamix off. Add 1 good handful of ice cubes. Quickly turn the blender to 10, and then high. Let it run for just a few seconds. Drink up!
I don’t actually measure when making this anymore, I just eyeball it all. I’ve also added raspberries (not that great), broccoli (okay), cauliflower (great) and blueberries (great). Play around with it and see what concoctions you come up with.