It’s summer and parents may have to leave for work before the kids are up. Part of your child’s job should be to make a healthy breakfast (“the most important meal”)! This recipe is so tasty, kids will be excited about having it for breakfast, snack or dessert.
Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
- 1 cup chocolate hazelnut or almond milk (in the natural foods section in a box)
- 2 Tblsp. Protein powder (in the natural foods section —choose either whey or soy protein)
- ½ banana, fresh or frozen (bananas can be peeled, halved and frozen so they are always ready for smoothies)
- ¼ cup frozen raspberries
- Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz! If too thick add milk or water to thin.
- Pour into a glass. Rinse out the blender right away.
A family tradition. Those words inspire a warm feeling. One of my favorite family traditions involves a bike ride that captures the essence of family, activity and our glorious Wisconsin northwoods.
As a young man I spent many summers as a camp counselor in northern Wisconsin. I developed a bond with kids and the northwoods. I love the sound of the loon, the northern lakes and the majesty of ancient pine forests. I wanted to share that same experience with my children.
I wasn’t much of an outdoors-kind-of-gal growing up in the ‘burbs of Chicago. So when I met my husband who was a flannel-wearing, hiking-booted Wisconsin boy (even at our wedding, but I digress) I did my best to pretend otherwise.
As he introduced me to the beauty of nature, I secretly panicked at the thought of all the ticks, mosquitoes and black flies just waiting to take a bite.
School’s out for the summer. For some, it may mean a brief reprieve from the stressful get-out-the-door morning routine. For others, new challenges start with figuring out what to do to keep kids entertained, engaged and even supervised this summer.
Throughout the next few months, we’ll be featuring weekly posts with information and resources for parents to help families keep kids active, healthy and stress-free all summer long. And best part of all, at the end of each post, we’ll include an opportunity to win a prize just for answering our question.
So, let’s get started.