In celebration of National Nutrition Month, I am sharing a simple and delicious smoothie made up of frozen blueberries, avocado, spinach, ground flaxseed and oat milk. This Blueberry Avocado Smoothie is kid friendly and the perfect way to start the day!
Good morning to this smoothie! First, I love the soft lavender color of this smoothie, right? It’s almost too pretty to eat. My kids love smoothies and so do I. It’s an easy way to get almost all the nutrients they need in a day and they can help you make it with minimal mess.
I find that when my kids help make what they are eating, they are more willing to eat or at least try it.
Here are the gorgeous Blueberry Avocado Smoothie ingredients. Simple, clean and delicious. That is what this post is all about. How do we prep out meals for our families that are easy, healthy and taste good? Smoothies are a great way to do that.
In partnership with Produce For Kids as a part of their Mission For Nutrition Campaign, I am going to talk about meal prep and nutrition today!
Meal prepping can be daunting…or seem daunting, but I promise you it’s well worth it. As I mentioned, smoothies are great for meal prepping. Simply measure the ingredients except for the milk, put them all in a freezer bag and freeze. Add the milk when you’re ready to blend and you are done.
A few other personal tips that I do to help feed my family are:
1.) Create a meal calendar. I simply use a planner and every Sunday, I write what we are having for dinner and then I shop for everything that Sunday so all my ingredients are already bought.
2.) Make a list of healthy snacks and lunches that you and you’re family like and purchase ONLY them. If you don’t have unhealthy food in your house, you can’t eat it. 🙂 Here are some examples, if you all like strawberries, cucumbers, pita chips and Greek yogurt then purchase that. This way, everyone in your family has something to enjoy for snacks/lunches. It’s okay if it’s the same ingredients every week.
3.) Review your planner and check what you are making for dinner that evening. If you have free time, prep any vegetables that need to be cut or sauces that need to be mixed. This helps so much with after dinner clean up.
4.) If you have time alone before you have to pick up your children, prep their lunch before they get home. This way, it’s ready to eat and the kitchen has been cleaned up. All you have to do is put the dishes in the dishwasher. Same goes for breakfast, if you are able to wake before your children, breakfast can be prepped. The smoothie recipe I shared is a great meal prep breakfast option.
If you want more information on how to meal plan, check out Produce For Kids Meal Planning Page for tips! They also have tons of recipes available that are made just for meal planning!
I’m not done yet! There is also a chance to win some amazing prices during the month of March! Check out The Mission For Nutrition Page to download the free E Book and Enter to win weekly prizes during the month of March!
A huge shout out to all the sponsors you helped make this fun campaign possible!
- Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit
- Eat Smart® Sweet Kale Salad
- Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch Dressing
- Mission Avocado
- Nature Fresh Farms TOMz Cherry Tomatoes
- Pero Family Farms® Mini Sweet Peppers
- RealSweet® Sweet Onions
Lastly, share all of your meal planning/healthy meals with Produce For Kids by using the hashtag #missionfornutrition and following their social media pages!
Happy Meal Planning!
- 1 cup spinach
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 Mission avocado
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 cup oat milk, (or milk of choice)
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
recipe from Produceforkids.com