We are starting a new Breakfast Kids Can Make On Their Own series and we want you to join us!

Welcome to part 2 of our 4 part series where we are sharing fun, easy ways to get kids cooking their own breakfast.  In part 1, we shared a super simple way to make scrambled eggs.  Now, let us share how easy it is for kids to make their own breakfast smoothies.

Making a smoothie is so super duper easy that ANY kid, ANY age can make it.  With the help of a blender and a few simple healthy ingredients, making a smoothie is a breeze.  Here’s how…

Part 2: How to Make Breakfast Smoothies

In part 2 of our how-to series "Breakfast Kids Can Make on Their Own", we're sharing the perfect guide that teaches kids how make Breakfast Smoothies.

There are so many ways and combinations to make breakfast smoothies.  Here is an easy guide for kids to remember when making smoothies: 

FRUIT + LIQUID + BOOST

FRUIT

Including 1-2 cups of fruit in a breakfast smoothie is a great way to get a head start towards your daily nutrition needs. You can use fresh, frozen or a combination of both.  Frozen fruits can help make the smoothie thick and frothy.  If you choose to only use fresh fruit instead of frozen, try including 1 cup of ice for thicker texture.  Have your little chefs get creative and experiment with different fruit combinations to see what excites their taste buds!  

In part 2 of our how-to series "Breakfast Kids Can Make on Their Own", we're sharing the perfect guide that teaches kids how make Breakfast Smoothies.

LIQUID

Liquids are great to help “smooth out” the smoothie.  Kids can decide how much or little liquid to add depending on how thick or liquidy they want their smoothie to be. Start with 1/2 cup of liquid and if your drink is too thick or too hard to blend then consider adding more as needed.  There are many liquids to choose when making a smoothie including filtered water, 100% fruit juices, milk (traditional almond, rice, etc) or even coconut water.  

In part 2 of our how-to series "Breakfast Kids Can Make on Their Own", we're sharing the perfect guide that teaches kids how make Breakfast Smoothies.

BOOST

Many simple smoothie recipes includes only fruits and liquids (ice if needed).  However, there is a option for kids to add a little boost to their recipes.  There are two types of boosts kids can blend into their smoothie: Nutrient Boosts and Flavor Boosts.  

Nutrient boosts are ingredients you add to the breakfast smoothie to give kids added nutrition needed in the mornings such as:

  • Vegetables (carrots, spinach, kale, etc)
  • Yogurts (greek yogurt, low-fat yogurt, frozen yogurt, etc)
  • Cooked Grains (quinoa, oatmeal, etc)
  • Seeds (flaxseed, chia seeds, etc)

Flavor boosts are ingredients for added taste and flavor such as: Honey, Ginger, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Vanilla 

Now that you have your favorite ingredients together just blend and enjoy! 

Teaching Kids How to Make a Breakfast Smoothie Teaching Kids How to Make a Breakfast Smoothie

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About the Chef!

The Step Stool Chef has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now a self proclaimed foodie, he loves to try new recipes and share it with friends & family. With the help of small step stool and his assistant Sous Chef Mommy, the Step Stool Chef prepares easy to follow recipes that kids can try at home with their parent’s help.

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