My tween resisted my motherly efforts to make sure he ate a nutritious breakfast. My solution? Smoothies. On the weekends, we separate ingredients for individual smoothies into containers. We use fruit, a handful or two of spinach or kale and some kind of protein (such as almonds or chia seeds) — ingredients my son would never touch by themselves, but loves when blended into a tasty concoction. With the prep work done, it takes my tween only minutes each morning to add some liquid (milk, juice, yogurt) and press blend. I no longer have to supervise breakfast, and my tween gets a healthy start to the day.
This article appeared in the August/September 2014 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2014 by Amy Lanham. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.
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