Back –to-School mornings often mean on-the-go breakfast for kids. While we might be too busy, we don’t want the kids to miss out on nutrition. If this remotely sounds like you, smoothies are your ‘one-glass’ solution to ensure your kids are getting ample nutrition.
Smoothies are portable, easy to make and a flavorsome option to pack extra nutrition into the diet. While they are great by themselves, they can be supercharged with the help of some very simple ingredients from your kitchen. Read on to know more:
Flaxseeds: Getting enough fiber in the diet is an everyday struggle; however, flaxseeds are a great source of insoluble and soluble fiber. Slightly nutty in taste, they boost flavor and help with digestion. Hence, make flaxseeds a staple for your smoothies.
Honey: Replace the sugar in your smoothies with Honey. It offers many nutritional benefits without any preservatives found in many other forms of sweeteners. Daily consumption of honey boosts immunity and wards off infections.
Coconut oil: The obvious first reaction to this ingredient is ‘what’? But, coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid, which is broken down into energy and not stored as fat. Therefore, it boosts immunity, metabolism and helps in staying active.
Kale: If your kids are not averse to the idea of having a green smoothie, Kale could be an integral ingredient of your smoothies. Kale is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. It offers a much higher vitamin C than oranges, along with vitamin A and minerals. Add this leafy vegetable to your smoothies next time to pack some nutrition.
Chia seeds: They are rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and several other vitamins. A tablespoon of Chia seeds in the smoothie is a fantastic way to assure your kids meet their daily fiber requirement.
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