Norah Martin writes at High Style Life and is a newbie traveler with an ever-growing wishlist. She can be found on most days with pen and paper in hand (she is hopelessly outdated at times), jotting down her thoughts. She drinks excessive amounts of tea and raspberry juice, collects running shoes and would feel naked without nail polish.
Get up, wake the children up, take a shower, make the children take a shower, prepare yourself for work, prepare the children for school, wake your husband up, make him take a shower, drink your coffee, serve the children their breakfast, prepare your husband some breakfast, eat your own breakfast, rush the children to their school bus, rush the husband to his work and then go to work yourself.
This is the life of an average mother today – and who does she put last? Herself, of course! Such a busy schedule leaves moms with no time for themselves and it is not surprising that they often have to skip breakfast. That is why shakes are such a good solution: they are easy to make, quickly ingested and fulfill your nutrition requirements. Here are some of the best shakes for busy moms.
Breastfeeding Mom’s Shake
When breastfeeding, women not only have no time for anything else than their baby, but they also need to keep their bodies healthy. This is why many new moms make shakes and smoothies that boost their milk supply. These are often fruit-based and include berries, bananas or kiwis, as well as peanut butter, yogurt and honey. With so many combinations to choose from, you can make a different shake every day.
Sleepy Mom’s Shake
Sometimes you just cannot seem to wake up in the morning, and the kids are already running around your bed. That is when you need a wake up shake that will pump blood to your brain, boost your energy and make you open your eyes. These recipes are, again, mostly fruit-based, but you can add kale, carrots, pumpkin, ginger, coconut or even coffee beans to them.
Working Mom’s Shake
Having to be in the office at 9AM makes it almost impossible for you to have a full breakfast, so working moms usually make a shake while preparing the kids for school or packing their own things for work. These shakes, therefore, have to be quick, nutritive and healthy. Among many popular recipes, most moms seem to love the High Style Life – just mix frozen blueberries, vanilla yogurt, honey and a banana, and that is all! Drink it at work or while commuting, and it will make you feel like you have not missed breakfast at all.
Responsible Mom’s Shake
Of course, a great mom always thinks of her children and their nutrition. Therefore, when thinking about shakes for busy moms, shakes for children are not to be avoided. Sometimes, moms do not have enough time to prepare omelets, pancakes, PB&J sandwiches or whatever their children feel like eating on a particular morning, so a shake will have to do. Aware that their kids need something healthy, but also love something sweet, busy moms choose smoothies and shakes recipes that include fruits, nuts, yogurt and chocolate.
Strong Mom’s Shake
Moms who work a lot (and all moms today do) need an extra dose of a little something-something that will make them strong – and what better than protein shakes and bars? Taking care of the entire family and performing well at work makes you tired, so a protein shake is needed from time to time. These nutritive recipes combine protein powder with fruits, honey, milk or yogurt and are all rich in vitamins, so they not only save you time, but also give you more energy and make you healthier.
Of course, shakes are not exclusively restricted to mornings – what you can do is choose your favorite ingredients, come up with many exciting combinations and mix shakes for you and your family any time you like.