Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Every commercial photograph of a stack of pancakes, golden waffles, or french toast has one thing in common. They’re usually smothered in artificially flavored maple syrup. If you know me you know I love maple syrup, but it’s the last thing that I want to drown my kids’ breakfast in. My favorite way to get a sweet, sticky, topping for our breakfast meal is a morning smoothie. I’ve always loved topping my waffles and pancakes with smoothies or as my grandma calls it, fruit syrup.
This morning smoothie isn’t just the sweet stuff, but your kids will never know. They’ll love the pineapple, watermelon, and bananas. You’ll love the cauliflower, aloe juice, and chia seeds that are going into their bellies. Coconut milk makes a perfect creamy base and the raspberries make for just the right amount of tartness to balance out the sweet fruit.
Good for the Gut
The featured ingredient in this smoothie is the aloe juice. A couple of ounces in the morning is packed with vitamins and mineral and is an excellent digestive aid. Aloe juice can really help to flush out the toxins and soothe the digestive tract. So many of the foods we eat are a source of inflammation, including the refined sugars found in your grocer’s discount table syrup. Replacing the pre-made, store-bought topping with this fresh and fruity morning smoothie is a big win.
- ½ Fresh Pineapple About 2 cups
- 2 c Fresh Watermelon
- 1 c Coconut Milk
- 1 c Frozen Raspberries
- 3 Frozen Bananas
- ¼ c Aloe Juice
- 1 c Chopped Cauliflower Fresh of Frozen
- ¼ c Chia Seeds
- Starting with fresh and liquid ingredients, add everything except chia seeds to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- Sprinkle with 1 tsp of chia seeds as a topping.