Dr. Sears' Breakfast Smoothie

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Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears shares his family's favorite breakfast smoothie recipes.

Dr. Sears' Favorite Smoothie Recipe

In a blender, mix:
1 cup rice milk (or soy, cow, almond)
1 scoop of chocolate flavored multi-nutrient protein powder
3 or 4 frozen strawberries

½ cup frozen blueberries

The chocolate protein powder makes the consistency of the smoothie a cross between a chocolate milkshake and a fruit smoothie.

Note: If your kids are used to drinking chocolaty milkshakes, you might need to temporarily add a little bit of chocolate syrup, but reduce the amount over the next week or two.

Dr. Sears' Niece’s Favorite Recipe

In a blender, mix:
2/3 cup carrot juice
1 scoop vanilla flavored multi-nutrient protein powder
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup uncooked kale or spinach
½ frozen banana (for extra sweetness)
Blend on high for 1 minute

While it may sound strange, my niece Ashton loves this recipe. The kale or spinach taste and color are covered up and therefore undetected. This is a great way to get kale (the number #1 cancer-fighting vegetable) into your kids!

Protein powder or any of the milks (rice, soy, almond or cow) is much healthier than the average chocolate shake.