We've been making awesome breakfast smoothies lately. The little Guy isn't a huge fan of breakfast, he prefers to graze and pick than to actually choose something and eat it. It worries me that he starts the day on a largely empty stomach, especially when he goes to kindy. He is a huge fan of a certain brand of smoothie that you get in the shopping centres, so I figured I could make something very similar from ingredients that we usually have on hand anyway. A fun and yummy way to start the day. I was inspired by an episode of River Cottage where Hugh makes his Breakfast Thickie - he uses banana, ice, yoghurt and some rolled oats.
This isn't a recipe really, more a guide. Measurements are approximate and it makes enough for a large glass for me and a small glass for himself.
Little Guy's Breakfast Smoothie
3 dessert spoons of greek yoghurt
2 handfuls of berries (I generally use frozen ones straight out of the freezer but you can use fresh)
about a cup of milk
2 bananas (one per person)
and about a cup of toasted fruit free muesli (we use Carmen's - great Australian brand) (you could use oats, untoasted muesli or even some wheatgerm or bran)
Give it a blitz in the blender and serve - it is pretty thick - if it is too thick for you add more milk or less yoghurt - the muesli gives a nice texture with a little taste of nuts too.
Yummy and fun way to start the day!