For the kid who says he’s not hungry, a
protein-packed smoothie is a perfect
way to deliver a nutrient boost before
school. Nut butter and banana are a classic
combo – especially sweetened with
a drizzle of honey. Oatmeal adds protein
and fi bre. Add a spoonful of cocoa or
hazelnut spread for a chocolate boost.
To go tip: Use an insulated coffee mug to keep it cold.
1 ripe banana
1 cup (250 ml) plain yogurt
2 tbsp (30 ml) peanut or almond butter
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk, soy milk or almond milk
1/4 cup (60 ml) quick-cooking oats
1 tbsp (15 ml) cocoa (optional)
1 tbsp (15 ml) honey, or to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse
until smooth. Add a little extra milk if it seems too
thick, or an extra drizzle of honey for sweetness.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, August/September 2013.