You’ve done a good job if the kids actually ask you for a smoothie. And even if they say they don’t want the ‘healthy’ bits, there is still plenty you can include that they will enjoy (or not notice, he-he!)
Strawberries and banana make a favorite mix, especially with coconut. However, that’s not what we have here. This time it’s quinoa that’s the secret ingredient. This, along with the chia seeds, adds lots of protein which means this is a very filling smoothie.
The recipe is from Cathy at the NoblePig (see the end of the post for details) who says …
… I have been beefing up [the kids’] smoothies with a few undetected health items. Is that so bad? Oh, I’ll tell them about it one day, but for now they are drinking quinoa and they are loving it.
The reason I love this whole grain is that it is high in protein. It contains all nine essential amino acids … making it a “complete protein”. It’s also full of magnesium and fiber … more good stuff. I also add chia seeds …
Did you know chia seeds are the richest plant source available for Omega-3’s? In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon, a true superfood. I also add wheat germ for B vitamins and more fiber. It seems this healthy trifecta doesn’t make the smoothie taste “healthy”, even though it is. It’s the perfect after-school snack and fills the kids up until dinner is on the table. Much better than sodas or cookies.
Please turn to the Next Page (click button below) for the Secret Ingredient Banana Strawberry Protein Smoothie recipe …
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