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Children's Chocolate Orange Omega-3 Rich Smoothie

Children's Chocolate Orange Omega-3 Rich Smoothie
By Lisa Beard 20 days ago 3703 Views

Do you struggle to get nutrient-rich supplement powders into your child? As adorable as our children are, they can be notoriously fussy. To ensure your children are getting their essential nutrients, we have created this delicious, chocolate smoothie to satisfy their taste buds, whilst boosting their nutrition.

Smoothies are so easy to do and can be fun for you and your child, help spark their imagination and encourage their interest in eating healthily, whilst getting to enjoy their own creation! Your child is guaranteed to love our new smoothie recipe. Not only is it brimming with delicious flavours of chocolatey goodness, but we’ve added our brand new highly concentrated Children’s OmegaCare® fish oil, with a natural orange flavour to make this smoothie taste irresistibly like a chocolate orange, and better still, providing a nutritional boost. This product provides an optimal potency with over 525mg EPA and 375 mg DHA per ½ teaspoon!

Omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, found in fish oils cannot be made by the body. Otherwise known as essential fatty acids, they must be obtained from dietary sources. Consuming 1-2 portions of oily fish per week, such as fresh mackerel, salmon and anchovies may not be achievable or possible for many children. These essential fatty acids are crucial for cognitive processes[i] to support them through school, as well as supporting disrupted sleep patterns[ii] and inflammation.[iii]

For an extra nutritional boost, you can even add a multinutrient powder such as our Children’s Complete Complex, to provide vital nutrients such as zinc, vitamins C, D and A for immune support, very much needed for this time of the year.

Recipe

Serves 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon Children’s OmegaCare®
  • 1 teaspoon Children’s Complete Complex*
  • 400ml milk of your choice
  • x3 small bananas (approx. similar to 1.5 large bananas)
  • x1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • x1 tablespoon of high quality Cocoa powder
  • x2 squares 85% Dark Chocolate (alternative x4 dates)
  • x1 Handful washed Spinach (Optional)
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • A pinch sea salt

*Optional

Blitz together in a blender

Enjoy!



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References

[i] Luchtman DW et al. Cognitive enhancement by omega-3 fatty acids from child-hood to old age: findings from animal and clinical studies. Neuropharmacology. 2013;64:550–65.

[ii] Montgomery P et al. Fatty acids and sleep in UK children: subjective and pilot objective sleep results from the DOLAB study – a randomized controlled trial. J Sleep Res. 2014; 23(4):364-88.

[iii] Calder. n−3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006; 83 (6): S1505-19.