This delicious and nutritious, creamy, meal-worthy smoothie is perfect for hot summer days with your kiddos! You’re going to love this triple berry smoothie.
We are ALL about smoothies in this household – whether it’s for breakfast (paired with toast or a homemade muffin), lunch (paired with peanut butter sandwiches or meat and cheese wraps) or as a snack mid-afternoon on their own! And although we make them all summer long, we also include them in our menu plan throughout the year!
How to make a smoothie “meal-worthy”
As a dietitian mom, I love how much nutrition I can pack into smoothies, including nutrient-packed fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds (I love these hemp hearts or these chia seeds for smoothies), and even things like lentils and tofu! To make smoothies meal-worthy (filling and nutritious enough to be consumed as a meal), I always include enough protein, fat and fibre—all nutrients that will keep kid’s tummies full and energy levels stable.
That’s why we include ingredients like Greek yogurt, silken tofu, nuts, seeds, avocado, milk, lentils and protein powder to smoothies. These foods add “staying power” to smoothies and also help to make them thick, creamy and delicious! It’s important that you use a good quality blender to ensure that everything gets blended evenly and that there aren’t hard chunks of frozen fruit (especially for wee ones!). My fave blenders are this one and this one if you’re looking for one!
How to make this into a smoothie bowl:
If you’d like to make this triple berry smoothie into a smoothie bowl–like my tropical green smoothie bowl— that you eat with a spoon and top with your favourite toppings (sort of like a yogurt parfait), simply add less liquid to make it thicker! Then you can get your kids to top it with their favourite fixings like coconut, granola, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and even chocolate chips! And if you have any leftovers, you can turn them into homemade popsicles! I hope you enjoy this filling and delicious smoothie as much as we do!