Double Berry Banana Smoothie with Wheat Germ 2


 

DSC_0958Before our oldest could even walk, I started making him smoothies and after talking with many of you, I know I’m not alone in this. Just like sharing birth stories, women get fired up about what they put in their smoothies. Everyone has some unique ideas about what works for their families. We want our kids to eat healthy, but sometimes it’s a struggle. So, we put it all in a blender, mix it up and call it good. It’s actually a really great way to get our kids (or husbands ), to eat some of the foods they need more of.

DSC_0946I’ve started using  Wheat Germ as an add-in for the smoothies I make for my husband, as he’s heading out to work. Wheat sometimes gets a bad rap due to pop culture’s attitudes on gluten; however, listen to this nutrition-packed truth. An original superfood and one of the Mayo Clinics top 10 health foods, wheat germ is the healthiest part of the wheat kernel – the vitamin and mineral rich part that sprouts a new plant. 

Wheat germ delivers a punch of protein and vital nutrients like Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Iron and Fiber –just to name a few, all with a delicious nutty crunch in any breakfast recipe. There are 8g of protein, in just a 1/4 cup, 2 grams of fiber and tons of vitamins. What a great smoothie add-in, right?

Wheat germ mixes effortlessly into numerous recipes, but here is a personal favorite for a for tasty yet nutritious summer breakfast.  When you use this recipe, be sure to use #MyWheatGermMorning and #nwhealthymama. We’d love to see your photos!

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Double Berry Banana Smoothie with Wheat Germ
Adults and kids alike love this smoothie's fruity taste of raspberries, blueberries and banana.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 container (8 ounces) raspberry low-fat yogurt
  2. 1 medium ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  3. 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  4. 1 cup ice cubes
  5. 1 cup liquid of choice (water, milk or juice)
  6. 1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses and, if desired, sprinkle with additional wheat germ.
Notes
  1. For a thicker shake, use a frozen banana. Place peeled and sliced banana in container, cover tightly, and store in freezer until ready to use.
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A big thank you to Kretschmer for working with us on this recipe. As always, we only share recipes and products we truly believe in, since we highly value you, our wonderful readers!

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids' school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.


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