30 Second Breakfast Protein Smoothies Recipe for Kids
I know I posted recently about my favorite 60 second smoothie recipe. It's been my go-to fast and healthy breakfast, but when my son's doctor suggested I try his smoothie recipe with almond milk and protein powder for more protein and fewer carbs, it rocked my world so much I just had to share again.
First off, I had never tried almond milk before and the introduction of almond milk alone was a boon. I guess I had lumped almond milk in with soy milk and other "healthy" tasting milk alternatives. Not so. Vanilla almond milk is like drinking liquid biscotti. Yum! Adding almond milk to my coffee or in a milk steamer is now my favorite treat. But almond milk is actually lower in fat and has fewer calories than milk, plus lots of great vitamins.
But enough about me and my new addiction to almond milk. Here's the recipe for the fastest, protein-packed breakfast I know how to make.
I started using the sweetened almond milk for these smoothies, but switched to unsweetened and it is still sweet enough for our tastes. I use the chocolate whey protein powder from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. Alternatively you could use regular protein powder and add cocoa and honey. Finally, I like to add a frozen banana which adds a thicker smoothie texture.
1. Blend one cup of almond milk with a heaping tablespoon of protein powder and half a frozen banana. I like to use an immersion blender which minimizes clean up.
2. Oops. That's it. There is no step two. You're done.
You can customize this however you like, but no matter what this is a super-fast, protein-packed start to the day.
Note: In researching this post I found out that some almond milk has an ingredient called carrageenan which some studies say may be of concern. The Whole Foods and Trader Joe's brands do not have this ingredient, but the Almond Breeze brand pictured does. You can see all the brands that do and don't have it here.
Find more things to cook and create in our guide to Easy Recipes for Kids.