Kids' Power Smoothie
1/2 cup plain or vanilla nondairy yogurt*
2 tablespoons raw cashews
1 teaspoon flax seed meal
1/4 avocado, pealed, pitted, and chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup pineapple or orange juice
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
4 frozen strawberries
*Optional: agave nectar to taste, especially if plain yogurt used
1) Put the yogurt, cashews, flax, avocado, and the minimum amount of juice in a blender and blend until smooth. It will probably take a minute or two to blend the nuts. Add the frozen fruit slowly and add additional juice if needed. You will probably need to stop the machine a couple times to scrape down the sides. Blend in the agave if desired. Pour and serve.
Source of recipe: I am trying to lose weight, but obviously my slender preschooler is not. She wants to eat what I eat and has recently decided she doesn't want to eat nuts/avocados with her meals. She loves smoothies, so I threw this together to sneak some healthy fats into her. There is a yogurt flavor, so I wouldn't try this with kids that won't eat yogurt.