Are you looking for new and delicious breakfast ideas for kids? This Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with nutrition – perfect for starting your day! (plus it’s an excellent way to serve up leftover oatmeal.)
We just finished up a week of standardized testing at our school. It’s kind of crazy how much the school prepares for these tests, even in elementary school. In the weeks leading up to the testing, it’s all my kids could talk about and the teachers were sending home extra homework with practice tests and worksheets for the kids to do. I bet I got at least 10 different messages, emails and notes about the importance of a good night sleep and a good breakfast!
I am definitely a believer that kids need a good meal to help them kick start their morning and power through their day. I want to help feed their imaginations and guide them in achieving all their goals. I know that can’t be done on an empty belly or a nutritionless meal. (Big shout out to Nesquik for partnering with me to bring you this yummy smoothie recipe. This post is sponsored but the recipe, photos and ideas are my own.)
We are so rushed in the mornings, I often prepare breakfast ahead of time or stick with something quick. Usually it’s something with eggs or oatmeal. I’m lucky my kids like oatmeal so much- it’s just so easy to make a big batch and eat on it throughout the week. I will admit though, after 3 or 4 days straight of oatmeal, my kids do start asking for something else.
I’ve got a great secret ingredient to that I use to pump up the nutrition in our breakfasts and make those last few servings of oatmeal super-duper yummy!
Can you guess it? It’s Nesquik! The kids love Nesquik in their milk and I love that it has the addition of seven essential vitamins, minerals and Iron, so it’s also a fabulous addition to breakfast items. (Plus it has 45% less sugar than the leading syrup brands!)
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 1/4 cup favorite milk product
- 1/2 cup cold, pre- cooked plain oatmeal
- 3 to 4 tsp Nesquik
- optional cinamon and chopped nuts for garnish
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend til smooth.
- Top with optional garnishes and serve.
It’s your turn- What’s your favorite recipe to squeeze in extra nutrition?