Raspberry & Blueberry Smoothie

raspberry and blueberry smoothie

Breakfast time can be a struggle ……

Some kids find it too early, some don’t like the smells or the ‘healthy’ options you are offering, it can be too rushed ….. there are a million reasons they come up with each & every morning !

With mornings being a “bit busy” around here lately to say the least, I have started to go back to some fail safe winning recipes !

Breakfast is one of those meals perfect for getting in fibre & I don’t want to miss that opportunity so this smoothie is ideal.

 

frozen raspberries

Raspberry & Blueberry Smoothie

Frozen raspberries are my hero – budget friendly & packed with fibre – 125g has about 8g fibre.

(Fresh raspberry will be fab too).

A high fibre food is classified as one that has 6g + fibre per 100g.

The minimum our kids should get each day is about 19-25g per day ( more for age  9+ ).

Some ingredients to think about include the following.

Bananas have about 3g fibre (per banana) (2.6g per 100g) where as if you swap this out for half an avocado instead you can sneak in a little extra. (avocado has 6.7g fibre per 100g).

Two tablespoons of chia seeds popped in would add another 10g fibre.

Smart choice with real food can make all the difference! 

Here’s my easy little recipe for 2 smoothies :

200ml Greek yogurt

1/2 avocado or 1 banana

100g frozen raspberries

50g fresh blueberries

1 mandarin peeled ( pips out)

50/100mls water or juice

Optional: 1 tbsp chia seeds ( soak in water for 5 mins – 1 tbsp chia seeds to 4 tbsp water)

Depending on tastes it may need a touch of honey for sweetness.

 

Blitz it all together et voila

(sometimes for little ones or if your kids are a little “funny” about texture pass it through a sieve to get it really smooth. )

With fun & deliciousness,

Aisling