You’re probably like me in that breakfast is rushed and usually something you take with you somewhere…dropping off kids, the gym, the office, you name it. Breakfast needs to be portable five days out of seven. 

Personally, I love a good smoothie. The combinations of flavor and nutrition are endless. Take some water, throw in some greek yogurt, frozen fruit, some chopped greens (fresh or frozen), maybe a splash of orange juice or nut butter and my must have ingredient – Arbonne shake mix. There is nothing like it out there in terms of taste or quality as far as I’m concerned. Plus, it’s vegan certified and gluten-free so my son who is allergic to dairy and has a sensitivity to soy can drink worry-free. Have your own favorite? Be sure to let me know. 

But have you thought about the huge benefits of giving your kids the same breakfast? I’ve done this for years and just recently starting giving it to my toddler. He LOVES it. The best part is that my smoothies always have loads of protein and calcium, a full serving each of fruit and vegetables, are high in iron and fiber. My older kids turn away from the green color, but they can never taste the spinach or kale I throw in and never turn away from the yumminess. My toddler doesn’t care about the color and sucks it right down. After all, he gets to be just like the big kids, which is his whole goal in life right now. 

So I challenge you to give it a go this week, experiment with your ingredients and comment with your kid’s favorite recipe! Here are my go-to’s: 

Mom’s Smoothie (one serving)
½ cup water
½ cup almond milk
½ cup frozen fruit
¼ cup nonfat unflavored greek yogurt
1-2 scoops of Arbonne protein shake mix, depending on how big of a breakfast I want
2 big handfuls of frozen spinach or kale 

Kid’s Smoothie (makes two servings)
1 cup milk (or alternative milk of choice)
½ – 1 cup frozen fruit
orange juice, to taste
¼ cup nonfat unflavored greek yogurt
1 scoop of Arbonne protein shake mix
1 big handful of fresh/frozen spinach/kale

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