Back-to-School Menu + {Almond Joy Green Smoothies}

This almond joy green smoothie is the perfect, quick, back-to-school breakfast or hearty after-school snack to tide your kiddo over 'til dinner.  And the best part? It tastes like your favorite candy (with almond butter, chocolate, and coconut) but it's full of nourishing ingredients.

Here I am again, mentioning those three forbidden summer words: back-to-school. 

I was just talking about how I wanted summer to last

And enjoying creamsicle after creamsicle on the patio. 

And splashing in the pool.

And glamping and cooking meals over the campfire.

And eating my weight in cherries

But now it's almost over. And I've already done all the back-to-school supply shopping for Babycakes. And we're talking about our fall routine and starting a new school and making new friends. And suddenly, it's all getting very real. Summer is almost over. But I'm ok with it. And I'm going to be ready --- to have the best fall yet. 

almond joy green smoothie

Today I'm sharing a healthy back-to-school menu to help you ease back into the reality of school and make the transition a little easier (whether it starts Aug 1 or well into September!) A week's worth of breakfasts and lunches at your fingertips... starting with this fabulous green smoothie.  It's 100% kid-approved and devoured -- and filled with fruit, veggies, fiber, protein, and healthy fats that kids need.

babycakes almond joy green smoothie

The secret ingredient I love to include in my green smoothies lately is... frozen peas! I know, shocking!

They add:

  • more greens/veggies
  • more protein
  • more frozen goodness
  • very little additional flavor

almond joy green smoothie in the blendtec

I love that Sprouts Farmers Market has so many private label organic foods to choose from: almond butter, frozen veggies, super greens, shredded coconut, spices, coffee... there are literally hundreds--- at really good prices. So you'll have more money leftover to spend on fancy glue-sticks (since when are those so expensive?!?!), markers, erasers, Kleenex, a new backpack, and all the other things on that school supply list!

almond joy green smoothie sprouts

And now for the other menu items...

Breakfast Ideas:

Lunch Ideas:

Lunchbox Treat Ideas:

Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprouts. The opinions, text, recipe, and beautiful food photos are all mine. Thank you for supporting brands that support Nosh and Nourish!! I choose them based on what I already cook/create with and feel 100% confident in recommending to you.

Almond Joy Green Smoothie

Description

Almond Joy Green Smoothie -- tastes like your favorite candy, but is full of healthy ingredients! // via Nosh and Nourish

Ingredients

1 1⁄4 cup
Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk (or sub coconutmilk )
4 cups
Sprouts' Super Greens (or sub spinach)
2 tablespoons
Sprouts' Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons
Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon
Ground Flax
1  
Frozen Banana
2⁄3 cups
Sprouts' Frozen Organic Peas
2 tablespoons
Sprouts' Almond Butter
1 tablespoon
Dark Amber Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon
Dark Chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. (I love my Blendtec!)
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.

Yields 2 twelve ounce servings