Healthy Morning Milkshakes to Start the Day Off RightJane Maynard
Breakfast is a big deal in our house. For two of my kids, the first thing they think about the second their eyes open in the morning is what they’re going to eat for breakfast. Not only do they need to fill their empty bellies, but whatever they end up eating needs to keep them energized until snack time or lunch. Thankfully, I have kiddos who are good at eating healthy foods and often make the most of their mornings with milk.
No matter what we are eating each morning, there is always milk involved. I like knowing my kids are getting protein, calcium, and vitamins with that milk, and they never have trouble drinking it down or incorporating it into their breakfast routine. (In fact, when we have oatmeal, I am always stunned by how much milk they pour over the hot cereal!) But while they enjoy eating healthy food for breakfast, they are still kids who like to have fun, too. And that’s why we love morning milkshakes!
Yep, milkshakes. Thanks to frozen fruit, ice, and milk, this thick and creamy milkshake makes my kids feel like they’re sitting in an ice cream shop when, in reality, they’re slurping down a healthy breakfast drink. These milkshakes are not overly sweet, but my kids love them just the same. And I love knowing my little ones are getting good nutrients without tons of added sugar. These milkshakes really are the best way to start the day.
Makes: About 24 ounces, or three 8-ounce servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
10 ounces low-fat milk
1 cup frozen fruit (strawberries are our favorite!)
1 cup ice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
Add milk, vanilla, sugar (if using), frozen fruit, and ice to a blender, in that order. Blend well until there are no more fruit or ice chunks. Pour into serving cups, and enjoy!