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Crazy. Busy, Hectic. The rush to get out the door in the morning. Get the kid up. Make sure he’s dressed properly. His hair is brushed and teeth brushed. Make sure he eats a healthy breakfast. School lunch packed. All homework in the backpack. Quick review for any tests that day. And out the door to make it to school on time hoping there’s no traffic.
But how often do we forget about ourselves? I’m so busy making sure my son gets out the door I often skip breakfast. Since my first stop after dropping off my son at school is the gym, breakfast is important.
My solution? a smoothie to drink in the car. Quick and simple to make.
I’ve been dairy-free for 3 years now. Smoothies have been a part of my daily routine for years now but when I went dairy-free I was missing the yogurt from my drinks. Yogurt is a good source of protein which helps to keep me going through my busy morning. Silk Dairy-Free Yogurts are the perfect solution. The new Silk Dairy-Free Yogurts are vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, have no artificial colors or preservatives and made from soy protein.
On a recent trip to Walmart I stocked up on the new Silk Dairy-Free Yogurts. The single serving sizes come in vanilla, blueberry, peach and mango and strawberry. They’re located in the yogurt section of the refrigerated isle.
My smoothies are simple – I just add liquid (water, orange juice or pomegranate juice), yogurt and frozen fruit. My favorite fruits are strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple, and mango. I usually add 2-4 kinds of fruit to each smoothie. Blend. Pour into a cup and out the door I go.
I used to use plastic tumbler cups and they were impossible to clean. My smoothie cup often sits in my car for a few hours baking in the sun which makes cleanup a challenge. Canning jars are the perfect solution along with the lids that work perfectly with straws.
Sometimes I make extra and freeze them in Popsicle molds – great after school snack for my son. These silicon molds are also great for packing in a lunch box – the smoothie is softened perfectly by lunchtime.
Silk Dairy-Free Yogurts are also a great baking substitute or make a great simple afternoon snack.