Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Little Yums - Healthy Banana Smoothie


In this Little Yums post, I'll be sharing a really simple smoothie recipe. Only three ingredients are needed and minimal washing after.

Ingredients:
- 2 small bananas
- 1/2 cup of whole fresh milk/formula milk/breast milk
- 1 tsp of organic wheat germ


Method:
1. Slice bananas
2. Combine all the ingredients
3. Blend till smooth and serve

The portion was slightly more than that the cup we used, which was too much for K so I drank up the rest. If you would like, you can freeze the remainder and let the kids eat as ice cream later on.

You can also opt to add yoghurt. Just adjust the quantity of the milk by half and substitute the other half with yoghurt.

It's so idiot proof to make, but actually the main point of this post is that I would like to introduce wheat germ!

Wheat germ contains natural oils and has Iron, Vitamin B, Vitamin E and Folic Acid. It has plenty of fibre and protein, which is good for growing children and adults. In fact, wheat germ is good for reliving constipation in kids, but at the same time remember not to give too much as it can lead to diarrhea.

For more information about feeding wheat germ to babies and toddlers and recipes that incorporate wheat germ, you can read this. You can easily find wheat germ at most supermarkets and organic shops and the one we use is this.



Hope your kids enjoy the banana smoothie like K did!

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