Evie's Corner

Breakfast Smoothie

For a long time, the main meal I struggled with when Evie went on to full solids was breakfast. I’ll admit, for a long time she just ate wholewheat toast. But I felt so bad that her first meal of the day was boring bread, that I looked in to different ways of adding a little more excitement. Evie loves fruit, I think she’d be happy eating it for every meal. But like every toddler, she has her favourites. She’ll eat a heap of strawberries, pears, bananas, grapes, blackberries but try and give her a blueberry and most the time she’ll spit it out. So I disguised a way of mixing the faves with the ‘spitjects’ as I call them.

Evie's Corner, Breakfast Smoothie | The Mother Cooker

At 20 months old, she still needs 10oz of milk a day. She has whole milk now, which I split up in to two lots of 5oz. One in the morning and one before bed, this breakfast smoothie contains 5oz of milk, along with a handful of fruit and some oats. Perfect day starter for an over active toddler, she might even have it with toast ha! I use frozen fruit, it saves money and food waste, seriously how quickly does a punnet of strawberries turn. I always get the summer fruitsĀ berry medley and morello cherries. I also love that I know exactly what sugars are going in to her smoothie, unlike bottled versions. I also bought one of these blenders whilst they were on offer and they are great and small.

Ingredients

  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 cherries
  • 2 raspberries
  • 2 blackberries
  • 5 blueberries
  • 5 red currants
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1 tblsp of oats
  • 5oz of whole milk

Directions

  1. Simply blend all ingredients until completely smooth and if using frozen fruit, allow to stand for five minutes so to not give your toddler brain freeze.

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