We all know how tricky it can be to keep the kids satisfied and ensure they are consuming healthy nutritious food on a regular basis. Finding a smoothie recipe that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free is a real challenge that we here at GF Oats truly understand and undoubtedly accept!
Smoothies are a great way to get nutrition into kids and they don’t even know it. They sit back, put a smile on their dial and sip away, not even knowing. But, we mums can all collectively send a virtual (wink) to each other, knowing we have nailed it, even if it’s simply for one satisfying moment.
At GF Oats, we recommend our Quick Oats when making smoothies as they are already partially broken down, so they blend up quickly with other ingredients in your blender. So for this month’s recipe, we have chosen a delicious Raspberry Smoothie recipe. This smoothie is particularly packed with great health benefits from all the ingredients. Raspberries in particular are spectacular for a healthy diet, whether it’s for yourself or your kids. Full of great antioxidants and vitamins, they’re refreshing, especially when used frozen in this recipe. Our oats are also quick and easy to use and filled with fibre for better digestion.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup of Quick Oats
- 1/2 cup rice milk or alternative of choice
- 2 tsp GF Oats Raw Honey, maple syrup or rice syrup
- 1 tbsp LSA ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds)
- 1/3 cup of sultanas or dried fruit of choice (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Serve in a child-friendly cup with a beautiful paper or bamboo straw.
If you’re looking for something cold to cool you down during a hot summer day, or any warm day in particular, you can also freeze this smoothie! Extremely popular with kids, this smoothie recipe can be divided up in ice block or ice pole moulds, and popped into the freezer for a few hours until frozen.
Not only does it taste even better frozen but makes a healthy treat even tastier no matter when you’re in the mood for a fruity oat smoothie!
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