Breastcancer.org is proud to present recipes from The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time by Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt (Grand Central Life & Style, 2010). Laurie is a very special friend and champion of Breastcancer.org. We’re pleased to share Laurie and Kirstin’s delicious, healthy recipes as part of Think Pink, Live Green!
Breakfast is important. Who can concentrate with a noisy tummy? Who can learn if their brain is craving nutrition? Who has time to make a breakfast that is healthy, full of vitamins, fiber, and protein? You do!
Just keep these few ingredients in your pantry and freezer, then you can start the day off right with a tasty power shake to feed the body, warm the heart, and free the mind from snack attacks until it’s time for lunch.
½ banana (potassium, vitamins, and love)
½ cup frozen blueberries (a superfood with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon ( to help metabolize sugar and both anti-oxidant, anti fungal, and anti-inflammatory)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds for adults (1/2-1 teaspoons for little kids; 1-2 teaspoons for big kids), for your heart and brain, for fiber and omegas
1 cup 2% milk, almond or soy milk (for calcium and protein)
2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter; do make sure to get the kind without any additives like sugar (for antioxidants, minerals, protein, and power)
To make 1 serving:
Just put everything into the blender, hit the switch, let it run until smooth.
Cooks tip: After you have gotten into the habit of drinking these, be bold, add a small handful spinach or kale as well, blend well and all you will taste is a new vigor for life.