In Betty's Rural Foodie Column in the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald this week she gave tips for supporting children in doing well in school. The first one was:
Don’t let them leave the house hungry. Energy from food is first applied to the maintenance of organs like the heart and lungs, followed by use for growth. Social activity and learning are the last place that energy from food is applied, so children that do not start the day with healthy foods may experience social and learning delays.
Here's a great recipe for easily, quickly providing a good breakfast. Adults, it's fine for you to indulge as well. Enjoy this for any meal as well as a snack.
BANANA PECAN SMOOTHIE
For time management put all the ingredients in the blender the night before then just buzz for a few minutes in the morning.
1 large banana, peeled and cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk (almond, coconut, nut blend, cow’s milk)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup pecans or other nut (walnuts, pepitas, peanuts, almonds)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In blender container place all ingredients; process until smooth. Makes 1 serving.