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Make Time for Breakfast!

Jan 13, 2010
Getting ready in the morning is hard some days, isn’t it? It seems like we’re all rushing around trying to make it to the bus and school on time and boy does it get hectic! I bet some of you hastily grab something not so healthy on the way out the door and a few of you probably even head out with empty bellies because you run out of time. Or maybe you’re just not a morning person and don’t feel like eating much before you head off to school.

Breakfast is so important! You should never skip breakfast. Your body has been without nutrition all night and you need to eat to give your body (and brain!) the fuel it needs to get going and do some effective learning while you’re in class before lunch. Lots of really good studies have been done and they all say that kids who eat breakfast do better in school. Wouldn’t you love to do better just by eating a good meal in the morning? It’s so easy to do and doesn’t require any extra studying!

When things get crazy around here and I don’t have time to cook for my kids, we like to make some tasty, filling smoothies in the morning. They’re quick, easy, and you can even drink one on the go if you have to.

Here are two of our favorites (look for another one in Sifaka World soon!). Give them a try, but experiment with your own combinations and amounts too. Make them your own and be sure to get an adult to help you with the blender.

For both of these recipes all you have to do is put all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
(Serves 4)
If you like chocolate and peanut butter you’ll love this one!

2 cups chocolate soy milk (or fat free milk)
2 bananas
1 cup ice
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 squeeze of honey
Dash of cinnamon


Acai Bluraspberry Smoothie

(Serves 4)


Okay, you’re right! There’s no such thing as a Bluraspberry it's just a silly way of combining blueberries and raspberries. Although I do think a bluraspberry would be a very cool-looking fruit! There are such things as Acai berries, though. They are the fruit of the Acai Palm tree, which grows in Central and South America.

Acai is thought to help with digestion, heart trouble, and cholesterol levels. It is high in antioxidants, which are believed to prevent and fight cancer. In the past couple of years Acai has become popular and these days we can find its juice in the supermarket. Best of all, it’s super tasty!

2 /3 cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup frozen raspberries
1 cup acai berry juice
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
ENJOY!

2 comments:

  1. samantha said...

    MMM ill try to print that. Ill so do better in school.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

  2. mommyto4 said...

    oooooohhhh boy do that sound yummy. ill have to try that sometime.and maybe ill get awesome grades like i use to!!thanks for telling us!!

    February 7, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

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