The all-time best breakfast for a busy toddlers who don’t want to sit still: my Berry Oat-y Toddler Breakfast Smoothie.
Lately my sweet angel baby is not always as innocent as she looks.
New trends with her include refusing to sleep in her crib, negotiating what she wants to eat and climbing out of her high chair during breakfast.
And I mean none of those things are really terrible. Most of the time her little stunts are cute. But I can definitely tell she is becoming a little person with an opinion and a preferred way of doing things.
Crazy how early this starts. A few months ago she couldn’t even walk and now she picks out what she wants to wear. Which is purple Halloween Minions shirt with a purple sweatshirt on top. Everyday. Same 3 items.
So every day we address something new. Today it’s this whole ants in her pants during breakfast time. She used to love breakfast and is now a crazy wiggle worm that doesn’t want to sit and eat.
So after a few days of little to no breakfast, I decided to try a breakfast smoothie.
Jackpot! It worked!
And of course, this is not any old smoothie. OH no, this is a nutrient, fiber, protein and veggie packed smoothie. Dang straight! If my kid is going to drink her breakfast she will be drinking a powerhouse.
Oats, blueberries, banana, milk, spinach, yogurt and chia seeds. What more could her little growing body need!
So this is life lately and even though it’s as nutty as always, I’m loving it.
1 toddler smoothie and a cup for an adult
- 3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1/2 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup yogurt*
- 1 handful spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 cup milk*
- Place all ingredients in a powerful blender.
- Blend until totally smooth. No one wants a chunky smoothie.
- Pour into a sippy cup for young kids or glass for older kids/adults.
You can use any milk you like for this recipe. Cow's, almond, soy, coconut or any other. If you have fresh fruit instead of frozen that works as well. Just add a bit of ice to cool the smoothie off. For yogurt, we use whole grass-fed plain or vanilla.But Greek works great as well. Lastly if my toddler doesn’t finish her smoothie in the morning I normally store it in the fridge until lunch when she polishes it off. I would probably not let it sit much longer than a few hours as the taste may change.