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Wholesome breakfast smoothie recipe

The kids will love this wholesome breakfast smoothie - especially those who aren't keen on a big brekkie. This liquid meal is packed to brim with nutritious ingredients and will keep them full and satisfied until recess.

Serving Size:

Makes 1 tall smoothie



  • 4 dried apricots
  • 2 dried dates, seeds removed
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250ml) almond milk
  • 1 small banana


Put apricots, dates and chia seeds into a bowl and cover in boiling water. Allow to stand for 10 minutes or until apricots and dates look plump.
Pulse oats in a blender, then add drained dried fruit and seed mixture.
Add vanilla, milk and banana to the blender and blend really well into a smoothie.
Serve in fun, colourful cups with party straws.


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  • This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Katie at Katie180.