Now that she is in middle school, and has to leave the house at 6:55 AM (!) to get to school on time, my older daughter drinks a smoothie for breakfast every morning. She says it makes "dark o'clock" much more pleasant.
1/4 c canned pumpkin
1/4 c rolled oats
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
1 dash ground cinnamon
1 dash ground ginger
1 smidgen ground cloves
1 smidgen ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c milk
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 banana, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
The night before, put all ingredients except banana in blender jar. Cover and refrigerate. The oats will soften, making the smoothie thicker (and simplifying your morning).
When ready to drink, add frozen banana. Puree. Serves 1 hungry 11-year-old.
Labels: beverages, breakfast, quick