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Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie
January 20, 2016 | Home >Healthy Kids > Best Recipes >Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie

Naturally packed full of protein, this Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie makes a really delicious and healthy snack for the whole family!

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie. Naturally packed full of protein, this Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie makes a really delicious and healthy snack for the whole family!

Hi, it’s Ciara here from My Fussy Eater. It’s a delight to be back here on Super Healthy Kids sharing some ideas and recipes for picky eating families. This month I’m sharing one of my favourite and super nutritious smoothie recipes.

When it comes to making snacks for kids, we know that protein is key to keeping their little bellies full until mealtime. Meats, cheese and many pulses and beans are great sources of protein but these are usually the exact foods that picky eaters turn their noses up at.

In an attempt to get more protein into my daughter’s diet, one day I decided to add some cooked quinoa to my daughter’s smoothie and I was very pleasantly surprised with the results!

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie. Naturally packed full of protein, this Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie makes a really delicious and healthy snack for the whole family!

 Quinoa is a “complete” protein source, meaning that it provides the majority of the essential amino acids our bodies need. This quinoa smoothie can add up to 8 grams of protein to a child’s diet. It is also an excellent source of fibre and iron and is gluten free.

In order to break the cooked quinoa down, this smoothie takes a bit more blending than a regular smoothie. After a couple of minutes the quinoa should be completely blitz leaving you with a delicious and smooth drink.

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie. Naturally packed full of protein, this Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie makes a really delicious and healthy snack for the whole family!

I usually serve this smoothie as a snack but it would be a great addition to breakfast too. It would also be a really healthy post-workout snack for sporty teenagers. It’s certainly a lot more nutritious than artificial protein shakes.

If you liked this recipe and would like to see more quinoa smoothie recipes check out my recipe for this Mixed Berry Quinoa Smoothie.

FOOD - Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie. Naturally packed full of protein, this Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie makes a really delicious and healthy snack for the whole family!

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie
Serves: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 m
Cook Time: 20 m

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cup – milk
  • 2 cup – Greek yogurt, plain
  • 4 cup – raspberries
  • 2 cube – ice

Directions

  1. Cook and cool quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth (add more ice if needed). Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 392 20%
  • Fat: 12 g 18%
  • Carb: 51 g 17%
  • Fiber: 10 g 40%
  • Protein: 19 g 38%
  • Sugar: 14 g
written by
Ciara Attwell

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Comments(2)
Patricia says:

Buenas receta, gracias por compartir.

Kathy says:

This looks great! I can’t wait to try it out on my selective eater! If I have already-cooked quinoa, how much would that be – about a cup? Thanks!

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