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Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe. Starting My Days In A Healthy Way

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The phrase “Do as I say, not as I do” is one phrase I, as a parent, can not stand. How am I going to teach my kids one thing, if they see me doing another. I will never utter that phrase because I want to be the example for my kids to follow. One of the ways I am trying to be an example to them is by living a healthier lifestyle. Sure, I could say you need to get in sports, get active, eat good for you foods, but if I am never active and always eating snack cakes, or fast food what would that mean for my kids? Probably, that they would grow up and eat/live just like that. Because I want them to follow in my footsteps I am trying to set healthy examples of ways to start the day and healthy snacking through the day.

One of the ways I am doing that is by starting my day everyday with a good for you (that tastes amazing) smoothie…
Blueberry Banana Smoothie

At least 5 (usually all 7) of my days start with a Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie. It’s such a refreshing way for me to start my day and my kids see me enjoying a tasty treat. Not to mention, it’s super easy to make so on those rushed mornings it can go with us in the car and be consumed on the way to school.

Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 whole (small) banana
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp flax seed, though for this I used the honey, almond flax granola by Simply Balanced
  • 2 scoops favorite powders (protein, vitamin, wheat, whatever powder you like). I love using a chocolate or vanilla flavored one
  • 12 cubes ice

Instructions:

  • Add blueberries, banana, almond milk, flax seed, and powder to blender and blend until mixed. Be careful not to overblend or it will be more liquid thickness than smoothie.
  • Add ice cubes and blend until crushed.
  • Pour in cup….ENJOY

Seriously, the Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie, is of the simplest and good for you ways I love to start my day. However, breakfast isn’t the only meal and if your kids are like my kids, in between meals, they like to snack. Thanks to the Simply Balanced brand at Target, they can still snack but a little healthier. With granola they can grab a handful on the go, use it as a cereal alone, or use it with their favorite yogurt. The fruit strips are a tasty way to enjoy fruit treat in a healthier way. My husband really likes the Simply Balanced Organic Blue Corn with Flax Seed Tortilla Chips. They are great alone or with your favorite homemade salsa.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be tasteless, as we have found out using these products. Now, as a family, we can eat healthy together and enjoy what we are eating using the Simply Balanced brand found at Target. I love that Simply Balanced takes the guesswork out of eating well, by requiring that all Simply Balanced food meets nutritional requirements that include: low sodium and fat, zero Trans Fat, no Hydrogenated Oils or high fructose corn syrup, and no synthetic colors, artificial preservatives, flavors or sweeteners. That’s enough for me to feel good about serving it to my family.

Simply Balanced Products At Target

What are some of your favorite good for you meals (or foods) your family enjoys together?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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  1. 1

    We definitely do a lot with fruits and veggies over here! I should do more smoothies too, especially when they look as good as this one!
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  2. 3

    That looks like a delicious Willy Wonka drink, my kids would Love it!
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  3. 5

    What a great way to sneak in some extra fiber!
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  4. 6

    Love how you got the protein in there too looks like a good way to start!
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  5. 7

    I haven’t seen this in my stores yet.. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled
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  6. 8

    I’ll have to make this for my daughter.

  7. 9

    We enjoy lean meats and veggies together and I like knowing that it is good for us. Your smoothie looks delicious. I want one!

  8. 10

    This sounds like it will be amazing, love the combo of banana and blueberries.
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  9. 11

    I shop a Target and haven’t seen this yet. I am thrilled to give it a try. We juice and make smoothies almost daily so I will have to give your recipe a try. As well as give the Simply Balanced products a try.
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  10. 12

    Your smoothie is such a pretty color because of the blueberries! Looks yummy!

  11. 13

    I should drink more smoothies. That looks really good!
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  12. 14

    How funny. I have been making this exact smoothie in the mornings!
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  13. 16

    This is a really nice way to get a lift after a walk or exercise, my partner whipped up a couple after our sunday ride and we both enjoyed them plus this smoothie is healthy, what more can you ask :)
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  14. 17

    Sounds delicious, I’ve made strawberry banana smoothies in the past but not blueberry. I know blueberries are a good source of antioxidants. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  15. 18

    This looks and sounds sooo good! I like the idea of using Simply Balanced, never thought of that!

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