Smoothies can easily skew more toward fruit than protein – especially when you’re trying to please a picky child’s palate. Protein powders can be useful, but reading ingredients is a must. And sometimes kids don’t like the taste of a powder.
As long as there are no allergies in your family, nut and seed butters are ideal for adding protein to your smoothies. The healthy fat will keep you from getting hungry an hour after breakfast. Feel free to try different nut butters (and fruits) to mix it up. Like this classic Peanut Butter and jelly smoothie… There’s no reason it can’t be an AB&J (Almond Butter & jelly) or CHB&J (Chocolate Hazelnut Butter & jelly) smoothie.
- 1 ½ cups almond milk
- 2 cups strawberries
- ½ banana frozen
- 2 tablespoons Justin’s® Peanut Butter
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.