The Vitamin Packed Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie My Kids Are CRAZY About

I read something recently that said kids grow more in the spring. Do you believe it? In our house, it’s certainly true. I don’t know about you guys, but for our family, spring means ACTIVE, growing and hungry (all the time!) kids. In preparation for summer, I’ve been trying to mentally compile a list of a few core nutrient dense foods I want to always have on hand. I’m thinking easy options that can be tossed into a bag for the beach, made independently by my oldest two or whipped up in just a moment. These kids need fat, protein, vitamins and lots and lots of sleep, for their growing bodies and for our sanity as well! 
Today I thought I’d share with you guys a simple smoothie recipe, that honest to goodness, is one of our most popular after school snacks. Basically, it tastes like a delicious milkshake so, if you have kiddo who’s smoothie resistant, try this one before you completely give up. KidzShake is a company my family loves and I’ve recently partnered with them as an ambassador, so you’ll be seeing them around here from time to time. Be sure to always use code northwest for 10% off when you order! 

As you can see, the ingredients are something to feel really good about. Every time we make a smoothie, I add in a few scoops.So, let’s talk about the smoothie our kids are currently loving.  We  have this after school before baseball games on a regular basis. 

In a blender mix together:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 scoops KidzShake 
  • 2 bananas

Ice, yogurt, chia seeds or other add-ins can be dumped in as well, depending on what you enjoy!
So what you about you—-what are some of the snacks your kids love that you feel good about feeding them? Please share below! All of us Moms can always use some new ideas!

A big thank you to KidzShake for partnering with us and providing product for this post. Be sure to use code Northwest for 10% off whenever you order!

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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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