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Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie
January 2, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids >Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie

 

Today we are making Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothies! 

Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven!

Smoothies don’t always have to be green, and full of fruits and veggies! Today we decided to add some nuts for a little healthy fat and a delicious snack. You could also make this a complete meal by adding a little fruit and whole wheat toast to this smoothie for breakfast and to keep the kid full till lunch.  Here is our recipe for Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothies!

Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven!

Pure maple syrup is a great sweetener for kids too young for honey, or if you simply don’t like other sweeteners. And the flavor goes so well with this quick smoothie.  Did you know maple syrup has over 54 antioxidants that scientist have found! (probably more they haven’t found).  You can also find Zinc and manganese.   Table sugar in contrast is all calories and little to no nutrients at all!
Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven! Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven! Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven!

Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ounce almonds
  • 2-4 TBL of almond milk, depending on how thin you like your smoothies.

Blend well!

Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven!Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothie. Maple + Almond is a match made in smoothie heaven!

I really love extracts and we have many.  You can find butter flavoring, vanilla, maple, almond, lemon, strawberry, banana, coconut, anise, orange, peppermint, and even chocolate!  It’s a great way to flavor up foods without adding calories, fat, or sugar.

What do you like to use extracts for?

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(11)

I love extracts too. This sounds great; I’ll have to try it.

Mindy says:

Looks great if I sub’d in coconut milk for the yogurt – maybe a spoonful of Almond Butter, too. Love maple flavor!

Jennifer says:

I have looked for maple extract before and never find it. where do you get it and could I use a few drops of pure maple syrup as a substitute?

Maria says:

do you need to peel the almonds?

WE don’t Maria. Do you have a good blender? If not, you might want to just leave the almonds out.

Katherine says:

Sounds wonderful, but don’t you worry about the alcohol content in the extracts?

Not really Katherine, the amount is quite minute.

Michelle says:

Sorry but just wondering 2/3 TBL is that tablespoon. Seems very little. Thank you.

Yes Michelle- it’s a thick “shake”, we only add enough of the liquid so it will blend!

Jen says:

I’m in Australia. I’m thinking what you call extracts is what we call essence? Small bottles of flavour/scent from the baking isle of the supermarket, usually a transparent liquid, perhaps slightly alcoholic e.g. peppermint, lemon.

leslie says:

If you don’t have maple extract could you just substitute maple syrup?

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