Apple almond butter smoothie recipe

Do you know what bees do? I asked my boys at lunch one day, as we were drinking the apple almond butter smoothie recipe I’d just made.

Turns out, they had a lot of questions for me. 1 banana banana bread Because other than “go buzz” and “make honey” my kids didn’t really know a lot about the real job of bees.

What questions do you have about bees? I asked them.


Banana comic Turns out – they have a lot! And I honestly didn’t know the answer to a few of them!

And that last question was so interesting because it was the perfect bridge to talk about how bees and plants are connected and why they are so important!

Food and mealtimes make the perfect opportunity to talk about the natural world with kids.

From discussing planting seeds to the soil food grows in… to pollinators! Yes, because without pollinators, we wouldn’t have the majority of our favorite foods! Like apples! Oranges! Avocados! Blueberries! Tomatoes! Almonds!

Oh my goodness, without almonds, we couldn’t have one of our favorite treats! Almond butter and jelly sandwiches!

Bees (and their friends the butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators) are pretty important to our food supply! Talking about the bird and the bees (as pollinators! haha) is also a great way to introduce children to how God designed the world to work in harmony. Banana pictures funny One-third of the world’s foods depend on pollinators!!

But… due to farming monoculture (land devoted solely to one crop) pollinators don’t stick around b/c they can’t find year-round food. So almonds and other crops are more and more dependent on commercial bees trucked from one crop to another.

This post about pollinator friendly foods is brought to you by Whole Foods Market. Banana pictures All opinions are my own.

Whole Foods Market asked me to share the buzz about pollinators. Banana chiquita In fact, they’ve created a series of videos that some-what humorously remind us what meals would be like without our pollinators! Check out this smoothie with no pollinated foods! haha! (but really not funny!).

Thankfully, we have lot of yummy smoothie ingredients still available to us today! Here’s a few pollinator-friendly foods!

Since smoothies are my kids favorite treat, I mixed up three recipes to share with you. Healthy banana and blueberry bread Each of these smoothies contains pollinated foods, plus Almond Butter for added protein and thickness. Calories in starbucks banana bread Almonds are a pollinator-friendly food… and a fantastic natural snack for kids and grown ups alike!

PIN THIS to your Smoothie Pinterest Board (or Healthy Recipes, Quick Breakfasts!) so you don’t forget this yummy option!

1/2-3/4 cup Almond Milk (sweetened or unsweetened – your choice)

Blend all together until very smooth. Calories in banana nut bread If you leave the apple unpeeled (which I like to do for fiber), then you will have more of a chunky smoothie. Banana bread recipe It depends on the type of blender you’re using too! Chocolate Banana Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Recipe for banana bread Taste test to see if you need more almond milk. Easy banana bread recipe The combination of the almond butter and banana can create a thicker “shake-like” smoothie, so if you want it thinner just add more milk. Easy banana bread Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe

Blend until smooth. Taste test to see if you need more of any of the ingredients. Best banana bread recipe Learn more interesting facts about pollinators!

For more information on pollinators and how you can help give bees a chance visit www.wholefoods.com/sharethebuzz. Banana nut bread Also, be sure to check out your local Whole Foods Market store to learn more about local events.

I was compensated for recipe development and writing this post as part of my participation in a campaign with Whole Foods Market. How to make banana bread Opinions I express are always my own.

My favorite smoothie has baby kale and sometimes spinach, ground flax seed, a bit of cinnamon, plain greek yogurt, a bit of almond butter, 1/3 of a banana, a few chunks of pineapple and some red grapes.

My favorite smoothie has baby kale and sometimes spinach, ground flax seed, a bit of cinnamon, plain greek yogurt, a bit of almond butter, 1/3 of a banana, a few chunks of pineapple and some red grapes.

These look so yummy that one of them might become my favorite smoothie! I make some that are very similar, but my current favorite is banana, almond butter, vanilla yogurt, vanilla almond milk, and a dash of maple syrup. Moist banana bread recipe ??

These look so yummy that one of them might become my favorite smoothie! I make some that are very similar, but my current favorite is banana, almond butter, vanilla yogurt, vanilla almond milk, and a dash of maple syrup. Moist banana bread ??

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