Kick-start your day by whipping up one of our power-packed smoothies.
There's no cutting board required for this smoothie — just blend three simple ingredients for a breakfast on the go.
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Frozen fruit and tofu make this smoothie thick, creamy and nutritious. Whip it up in the morning and pour it into a vacuum bottle. Tell your child to shake it up and you'll find he'll be asking for one every week.
In blender, combine peaches, banana, yogurt, peach nectar and honey. Pur?until smooth.
This starter smoothie has 34 per cent of the recommended daily intake of calcium for growing healthy bones. Better yet, it has nothing weird that will turn off picky kids.
This creamy, smooth, oh-so-easy strawberry drink has a sweet vanilla flavour and tastes remarkably like a strawberry shake. Use fresh strawberries when in season.
For anyone who is lactose intolerant, this creamy breakfast drink features soy milk and silken tofu.
This is full of antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, anthocyanins and other phytochemicals. Antioxidants can help prevent a host of illnesses. Flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Because we've included the skins on the apples, lots of fibrous blueberries and strawberries as well as wheat bran, each serving of this refreshing smoothie has a hefty 6.1 g of the recommended minimum of 25 g of fibre per day. You can, of course, peel the apples if you prefer a smoother, less chewy texture.
The nutritious combination of peanut butter and banana is a winning one. It's also a great way to hide other healthy ingredients, such as oat bran. Use any nut butter, such as almond or hazelnut, for variety.
This zesty vegetable smoothie is for people who prefer savoury to sweet. You can add 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper sauce or turn it into a smoothie cocktail by adding a shot of vodka.
Kids (and grown-ups) who hate anything healthy will never realize this smooth shake is good for them. Chocolate milk has only one per cent fat and just as much calcium as regular milk.
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