Dairy-Free Berry Smoothie Recipe

by | Aug 7, 2023 | ADHD-Friendly Recipes

Are you often looking for additional ways to incorporate vegetables into your child’s diet? 

If so, you’ll love this berry zinger smoothie recipe. 

It’s gluten, dairy, and soy-free and delicious! Plus, it’s packed with vegetables and full of vitamins and minerals that our childrens’ bodies need. 

Enjoy!

Berry Zinger Smoothie (Serves 1)

Gather the following ingredients:

– 1 cup of Frozen Berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, whatever you have on hand will do)

– 1 cup of Frozen Cauliflower (a hidden gem that adds creaminess and nutrition without altering the taste)

– 1 tbsp of Chia Seeds (tiny powerhouses of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential minerals)

– 1/4 cup of Vanilla Protein Powder (or alternatively, you could use flavorless bone broth powder and a bit of vanilla extract – I have included my favorite protein powder below) 

– Juice of 1 Lemon (this adds a tangy twist that balances the sweetness of the berries)

– 1 1/2 cups of Unsweetened Almond Milk (this creamy base enhances the overall texture and taste)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until a velvety smooth consistency is achieved. 

Pour into a glass and enjoy. 

One of the most incredible aspects of this recipe is the inclusion of cauliflower, a vegetable that effortlessly blends into the mix. 

Sneakily introducing veggies into your diet has never been easier. 

 

Even the pickiest eaters, like your kids, will be oblivious to the fact that they are enjoying the benefits of cauliflower in every sip.

My favorite Bone Broth Protein Powder that I often use when making this smoothie is from Paleovalley.  Although it’s flavorless, you can easily personalize it to match this recipe’s vanilla theme. See the note above in the ingredient list for more information. 

I really like this particular protein powder because it provides my kids with clean collagen. 

Collagen has a lot of really great benefits for kids. 

Here are 3 of my favorite benefits that are explained in more detail in this blog post

Benefits of Collagen for Kids:
  1. It Keeps Them Fuller Longer

Collagen is a complete protein that provides satiety better than their carb-heavy counterparts. A child’s growing body needs more protein to keep up with their growth, which is why we as parents so often hear them whine of hunger.  

But if you give them a rich source of protein like that found in collagen, you can keep their bellies full until the next meal! 

Why collagen instead of typical protein powders, you ask?

Because most protein powders are loaded with sugar, freaky chemicals and other health-damaging additives. Collagen, on the other hand, provides a clean, natural source of protein without all the other stuff.

  1. It Helps Kids Sleep Better (+ Makes Them Calmer!)

Collagen is rich in the amino acid, glycine. Popular for its ability to quiet the mind, glycine improves sleep quality by “turning off the noise” in the brain, so to speak, and by reducing anxiety.

That same amino acid, glycine, helps moderate nerve impulses by balancing electrolyte levels, which plays a key role in determining mood. In combination with other amino acids, glycine also acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, working to reduce hyperactivity and induce a sense of calm.  

  1. It Helps Stabilize Their Blood Sugar

While the carbs in most of the foods marketed to kids spike blood sugar, the protein found in collagen helps stabilize blood sugars. In fact, collagen has been shown to help normalize blood sugar levels better than most other protein sources!

Researchers believe this is thanks to its rich glycine content, which stimulates the secretion of a gut hormone that regulates how insulin responds to glucose.  

 

Click here to pick up a bag of Paleovalley’s bone broth protein powder

Hope you enjoy this healthy, delicious berry ADHD smoothie recipe as much as my kids do! 

 


 

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And as always, I am not a medical doctor and the above post is based on my experience. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure any disease or medical condition.  

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Hi, I’m Dana Kay, and I am a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner. My goal is to assist families who have children with ADHD, through nutrition and functional lab testing and to discover HIDDEN stresses and dysfunctions, as well as implementing a holistic and all-natural family approach to health and wellness.

Book your free call with one of my expert team members to help you take your next step toward a healthier, happier home. There is absolutely NO RISK. It’s free, and there are no obligations. All we will do is chat about how we can help you get to where you want to go!