Today we are making Maple Almond Breakfast Smoothies!
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!
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
- 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.
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?
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